As the project keeps moving forward (I've shot 4 people so far, yet to come) things slightly evolve. I started first with the idea of making this a B&W series, convicted that this would lead to a more unified feel, drawing even more attention on the emotions. A book from Steve Mc Curry later, I'm playing with colors convinced that properly used they could convey that authenticity I'm after. 

Through that my usual grading has evolved and I find myself de-sharpening a lot. Grain is back too, lots of it; still pretty far from the richness of a film but I feel it brings the blacks and shadows together. Less contrast, less clarity too (always worked better with colors in my opinion)