When photographing ‘Noose’ I did one self-portrait with same style of side lighting. I wanted to do a picture which gives a feeling that your head is exploding and you are just in the edge of losing it so I heavily edited the face with Topaz Adjust plugin. Mask for the cracks and parts missing from the face were from the picture of the wall that had seen it’s better days. Texture in the background is from the back of the leather chair. It was orange but for this picture it turned to blood-red.