Book Cover Portraits for Science Fiction Author Richard White was an especially interesting assignment because it involved creating an image of a writer that would somehow connect with the genre of writing that he is being published for.
In this case it was science fiction. The title of his new book is The Eleventh Commandment and involves a fascinating account of life on earth 11,000 years into the future. The creative effort of trying to connect an image of the author for a book cover is of course limited by the fact that you cannot change the face of the author. The elements I worked with were the facial expression and the background. Fortunately Richard has a physiognomy that expresses intelligence and otherworldliness.
The blue background effect with the look above and into the distance felt like the best effect.