The photos used were those from my own taking and I decided to upload the originals just for the sake of accreditation.
Female (Sister) [link]
Male (myself) [link]
The background was created with the aid of brushes obtained from various users on Brusheezy [link]
and newsprint image was obtained from a free image hosting website. The grunge, colors, effects, positioning and other elements were constructed within Photoshop.