He's also a big fan of the movies of De Niro and Pacino; of gothic novels such as Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde; and of artists such as Rothko and Munch. For his site, he wanted something with a similar mood: something visually rich, layered, and dark – more like a painting than a conventional website.
He also had a lot of lovely studio shots for me to play with.
So I had a ton of fun playing with his studio shots; layering them over stock photography of abandoned buildings, dirty alleys, dark rooms, and the like to create something which both had the noir feel he wanted and showed him in action.
Here are some of the photos I created, with their originals.