I wanted to create a sense of finding love without sticking a heart on the photo. I decided to use a salmon-colored light filter to cast this color tone. I thought about creating a tone in PhotoShop, but wanted it to look more natural.
I didn’t intend to blur the facial features, but when I saw this effect after a test shot, I started playing around with how much blur I needed. Visually, it helps explain the condition of the character.
Eric Christopher Jackson