A truly stellar piece. Though it is not the only example of this model you have posted, it is the one, by far, with the most emotional contact. Her eyes, though not directly cast upon the viewer, are none the less piercing, and well displayed facially as in a feeling of lament or disgust. The use of Black and White as your pallet was astute, as her bright face framed by the dark hair only intensifies the direction that our eyes are directed. I wonder whether the image's intensity might be increased by the cropping to the 10 x 8 inch format forsaking mostly from our right hand side, but no more than where her neck starts. There seems to be a lot of background for a "portrait" in my opinion. A lovely and apparently talented model.