His earliest work on Austrian returning prisoners of war brought him to the LIFE magazine. He declined a job offer as staff photographer to keep his independence.
Ernst Haas, New York City Ballet, 1960s
So looking at this photos makes me wonder if that's a person he's brightened up in the background. The lighting of the arm and forehead is amazing. It blends in with the background so well. It's obvious he's made the photo black & white, and played with the contrast.
Ernst Haas, Moonshine
Now this photo is beyond words. I've got a very similar photo, this photo has got to be an inspiration for me. I'm trying to figure out if it was during daylight and he converted it to black and white.