Oh the hatchet lighting... that's just what I've always heard it called, it's just when you have the light directly to the side of the model, like 90Âº from the camera, so there's light on one side of the face and the other side of the face is completely in shadow, in effect, cutting the person in half with the light, hence the "hatchet". In portraits I've seen it done a lot on men, but I've also seen similar stuff done a lot on women (when the girl's got good enough skin to handle the extreme side lighting) in fashion stuff...
Keep in mind I'm no pro by any means at all, I'm just saying what I've seen. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
As far as if the shot can be sold or not, well, who would you be selling it to? You might could sell it to the girl who modeled for you, but as far as like a general audience, I'm not sure 'cause it seems a little specific, like a fashion-style image, and I dunno if the general public would go for it or not... does that make sense? I'm not trying to put it down or anything, but I just think it depends on who you're selling it too...
Again, I'm just a guy learning things too as I go, so I'm just going by my own personal feelings and observations. I'm probably not the one to ask. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] But good luck with everything just the same! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]