Any amateur can set up this shot with just 2 elements. One light source and a chair.
Many professional portraits on location have been done using a backwards chair. It helps the subject's posture and if the camera is set to a 45 degree angle, the shoulders
I used my black background for this shot. You can put up a black blanket, or a brick wall, whatever you like - just make sure to underexpose it! That will make it dark and allow all the light (and attention) on your subject.
Simple portrait. And it was fun to do. (photographer's secret: He was wearing sweat pants). Might as well be comfortable...lol
POST: converted to B&W. Adjusted contrast.