i am a big fan of early color photography, and sometimes i seek to capture the spirit of those colors in my own work. this portrait is a careful combination of modern and vintage. i like how, though clear and in focus, the eyes of the model seem quite unreachable. they defy the expression that the eyes are the window to the soul. also, the model looks severe, which is in sharp contrast to the soft vintage colors. i like severity in a female model because it is in opposition to the expectations we usually have for these models, which are expectations of femininity, sexuality, sensuality, readiness to serve as ingratiating object. she just dares the camera with her look here!