Keywords: "Man holding head."
Yes, they are similar in theme. But the top photo has too much other stuff that is not theme related. Personally, I think I would have rejected it for composition reasons.
I see more sales potential for your head shot which is great by the way. It's a real shame the t-shirt is out of focus. That, more than anything, may be why it was rejected.
thank you so much Nancy.
i am confused because both images were rejected because of the same reason..."too similar to each other"
i mean..logicalwise..you reject 1 and keep the other. shall i send the headshot again or is it spam? nobody knows...
Do you have other photos/poses you could submit it with?