I spent some time on this assignment.
So, he turned out a little.. intense. But in my mind the pair has a backstory and he and his cat are definitely doing some plotting in the photo.
Anyway, I cropped the image and made changes to the levels and curve. I removed the edges and borders and cleaned up the spotting and scratches. I had to do a little reconstruction on the edges to create a nice rectangular image.. and to generate a knee entirely.