Before
After

Costume

Costume

What did I do?

Starting off, I cropped the image for a better composition so that I had a better idea of what I was working with. Then I heightened the contrast just a little bit. With some intricate detail work, I made the subject better lit, and darkened and blurred the background so as to push the subject forward.

 

*Photographed by Ilan Y. Cohen, March 21, 2011.