Lets start with another story behind this picture. As I mentioned before in my blog, my friends and I had an idea of making a whole series of pictures under the name "Project Mafia". This picture is one of the last pictures in the series.
Picture represents the last dinner between two "bosses" which escalated into fight. Idea of last dinner is more accentuated by picture of the "Last supper" by Leonardo Da Vinci in the back of their heads.
Here is a lighting diagram of the setup. I chose 2 profilux 200 monoblocs with normal, white, umbrellas. The left one is a little bit further than right one. I wanted more contrast on their faces and more details, thats why I made this kind of lighting setup.
Left umbrella is moved to the left to make nice light over the shoulders of "Boss" on the left side and to get more pop from the suit.
Right light is the main light. It was used to light both subjects.
Nikon D700 and Nikkor 50mm F1.4 was used for this shot.
Edit was simple RAW conversion in Lightroom. A little bit of face cleaning in Photoshop and BW conversion in Nik Software's ColorEfexPRO 4
I hope you like it and please leave a comment and critique. That way I could make better tutorials.