I have said many times in the black and white photography courses and workshops that I run that back or side lighting is the most beneficial direction for lighting. For the simple and powerful reason that they bring out contrast and texture. As all adherents of the art of monochrome know that these qualities are that which separates it from colour photography.
A big hello to all the new followers of my little blog this week.
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2013