A few words on editing roadblocks.
I have the tendency to jump right into editing a project as soon as I get it all loaded into Lightroom. I pick my favorites and then whittle them down to something manageable for the project and apply our base "Ninethirty special sauce" edit and tweak from there until we are happy with the image.
We started with this image, witch I was actually pretty happy with but it wasn't grabbing Garrett in any particular way. Each small edit we tried kind of left it laying flat, it has a darker lighting style then we are used to shooting with and it kept jumping up like a road block. We set them aside for a week or so and in that time we went to the Chuck Close photographic exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery. Both of us were really drawn to his daguerreotype series. The use of light and shadow, the raw emotional quality, and the ah-mazing artistic voice he has of course. We tried this gelatin silver like edit on the series and it transformed into something completely different from where we began.