The majority of my studio only, single light source or dramatically lit figure work has always been dark. Grey to black, dark blue, underexposed for deep shadow, etc. For some reason lately, I've been compelled to see things lighter.... with the white, textured wall in the studio and the wood flooring and raw concrete baseboards, I've felt inspired to shoot in there as is... Raw. Everything feels lighter and I've begun exposing brighter than I ever have and I'm finding a consistency of tone and brightness that suits me almost as much as the black. It's different. It's probably just a phase. I'm still happy with it.