I was scrolling through the thousands of deviations in my watch, going through, liking an occasional image, saving something to my downloads, but really just attempting to purge through.
Then I saw this image. I stopped. I clicked and I saw it full size. And then it sat there. It just sat, for a few days. I never closed the window, just looked at it. I didn't comment, though I knew I wanted to. And I didn't (and still haven't) look at a single other picture in your gallery.
The model/subject is beautiful, that is undeniable. But I don't know if I've ever been more captivated by an image before. His framing/position is great, the shadows cast on the right side of his face provide a wonderfully mysterious and alluring look. Black and white suits this image perfectly. And I love his freckles - but I love how this image is SO SHARP but not sharper than it needs to be. Every hair on his arms, every stitch on his shirt, every freckle, looks perfectly placed. This is an image that I would have framed in my home, that I would never be able to walk past without glancing at, and if this was my own work, I would be exceptionally incredibly proud.