The hunter—a squat, compact guy to start with—squats even lower and bends his torso for the downward shot. He is bowlegged and has his feet spread wide, both of which exaggerate his predatory posture. Substitute a stick bow for the compound, a tree limb for the treestand, and the image seems to suggest a prehistoric hunter, back before we became more slender and elongated. A time when hunting was survival. This ancient and predatory effect is even further exaggerated because much of the guy’s face is in shadow. And what isn’t in shadow is expressionless, unreadable.