I like the art nouveau-ish curves of the background and how they lead the viewer through the phrase and into the portrait. The whole seems relatively balanced among its various parts: background, typography and portrait. Depending on where you want more emphasis, I might suggest a boost to brightness and contrast on the portrait to match the brightness of the white blocks in the typography. Or perhaps a slight boost in the brightness or saturation of the 'beauty' and 'genius' to push them a little more from the background. Overall it seems a pretty unified and attractive work.
Thank you, I can always count on you to give quality input & I agree with what you've said. I had a dumb moment & didn't save the psd after the last edits I did; I already boosted the brightness of the model but wasn't sure it was enough. I've never really used typography in my works before either so I was a bit unsure if the fonts worked together and with the BG. Thanks again for taking the time to comment with your thought - I appreciate it
yeah, I'm not big into typography either so I can't really speak to that point, but I think that the variations in the typeface are emphasizing the right words and paired well with them. I mean, you could go sort of overboard with the fonts and have a really 'imperfect' one for imperfection, a 'beautiful' one for beauty, etc. But it might end up appearing too 'patchwork'. For what it's worth, I think it's different enough to retain interest and readability while still having a touch of restraint and class that pairs well with the top-hat portrait.