A Game of thought, very nice name for a awesome photo. I found this interesting, and of course, a great message to the image.
Let's start about my first impression of it: A duel, a battle of inteligence, with a visual from the yound guy. I liked the idea of the Young vs the Old, something very impressive to see the new generations fighting agains the veterans, same with the artists this days, the new vs the old, a problem that has been from all around the history. I found it very striking. And of course: spectacular. The idea is there, very nice placed.
Originality, it has. I've seen some photos from "the back of" one person. But i found creative on this image the big chess scenarie. Not too usual. There are a lot of small boards, but with this big one, it puts it on a high level.
I like how the image look, focusing on the Young man and putting away the old one, (like he is thinking "This is my battle, i have to win, it's ... my fight).
And finally the impact, it make me think about a lot of things, specially ,since i've said before, the fight between the "new vs the old". The battle, that's what called most my attention. And made me to observe it.
It's a good photo indeed, impressive, with an effective idea and a great message to motivate our new generation of artists. Well, that's from my point of view sir. Anyways, congratulations for your DD.
This is a very interesting picture and I love how you made the board huge.The game is important and it does take a lot of concentration and smart to do it. And the young guy vs. the old guy amkes it interesting cuz old guys no how to play and the young people usually lose