This is great!!! The eyes are hypnotic, the model is gold standard, and the lighting doesn't come on too strong. Fabulous and a Fav.
I grew up with black & white in my own darkroom as a hobby and still think the images that hit me with the proverbial sludge hammer when I come around the corner are B&W. That being said, I have an unnatural curiosity about how this particular image would look in color. Or even water color tint. I know --- "Make up your mind!"
Thank you so much for your work and sharing it with us. I'll be watching for more.
One other thing:
I'm new to DA and don't know if there is a way to get the word out to others if you run across something unusual, but fitting for a sector of the DA community.
Earlier tonight I watched a movie (streaming HD) that was entirely B&W. "Dead Man" (1995 w/Johnny Depp) had a great cast, some very dry subtle humor but this movie will not be every bodies cup of tea. But most of all it had varied landscape, close-in camera work on people, animals, gear, and some of the greatness scenery I've seen in a long time.
Please pass this on if there is a means to the community and management.
Thank you for any help you can give and for your excellent artwork.