This is my Quentin Tarantino shot. If you observe a scene in which two actors are engaged in a conversation, the chances are these actors are placed at the two extreme ends of the frame. That leaves a big vacuum between them. This works both visually and dramatically. Quentin is the director who has pushed this further.
In one of his movies when two actors are engaged in a conversation, they occupy the edges of the frame. The difference from the traditional approach is blocking out the listener. So you see only the speaker in the frame but at one end. The rest of the scene is a vacuum. This works too on both counts, visual and dramatic. It works dramatically because the reaction of the listener is left to our interpretation which is more powerful than the performance.
So when I saw the beer flowing down on the subject's face eventually mixing the colors and a chance for a vacuum in the rest of the frame, I didn't hesitate.
This was taken during the Holi celebrations in Paris.