I really like #1
In my opinion I think a more harsh processing on that picture would generate a more dramatic image.
You could do a variety of different processing on it, but even increasing the contrast would make it stand out more.
I like these shots a lot. My only quibble is that the dirt on his face looks staged because the rest of his gear is squeaky clean... but then it IS staged and I'm sure lots of people (including the ones with the money) will like it as is.
Good model, good lighting.
:thumbup: Welcome to TPF!
Edited to add: Just looked at your website... you have some AWESOME work there!