I photograph people most of the time, and that means I work hard to manage skin tones. At the Griffith Observatory over the weekend, I snapped this picture of the James Dean statue. It’s nice to be able to play with extreme color variations without worrying about offending the model.
I consider harsh midday light and a hazy background sub-optimal for portraits. This statue didn't mind holding still in the blazing sun, and hasn't said a word about the exaggerated contrast and saturation of the finished image.
I rarely experiment with cross-processing photographs of people, but I've yet to receive any complaints from statues.