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Intent:
This is a series displaying finality and a lack of expressive emotion. However, this does not mean the image lacks expression or emotion. Simply that the expression is supposed to be driven from the light and shadow play; which is, in my opinion, quite intense. The sharpness in contrast is to show a hidden nature and depth of questions underneath the figure. Her expression is designed to elicit no response, but the shadows, hair, and hand placement is intended to drive the image.

Construction:
There is no digital editing on these photos. When exporting from the camera I exported them as black and white images with high sharpness. Her skin and hair are wet in these images. In the third part of the triptych people have asked why (or stated that) the focus is more on her hair then on anything else; the implication is that this was unintentional. The depth of field seems a little unnatural with great intention for the aforementioned reasons.

Update:
The Original Image is the far right. I am updating these as a triptych to match the rest of my gallery.

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WhoopySnoopy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good! I'm impressed!
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bachus99 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful - the play between light and dark is so well done, and it conveys emotion too! Well done!
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ccconvoitise Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Photographer
i like this one :)
it's very intense. emotions in this photo is sensible.
good job! :)
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Jackquelin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Artist
Very striking images. I love it.
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designingdisasters Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :love: What can I say you're an excelent photographer!! :clap:
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The model more than makes up for my lack in skill ;)
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designingdisasters Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You got mad skils dud, no lacking! :D
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Wildscaper Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent work, very well done =)
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Methos-DIW Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the work you've done ,keep creating artwork
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WilljCreations Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really great work
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Hjernedaud Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Lovely contrast and black and white photo! :D
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. That means a lot to me. I really enjoyed looking through your gallery. 
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Hjernedaud Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I'm glad you did! <3
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oldacountitsgoingawa Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
biautiful !!!!
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Vagantaj Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is very good! I loved the whole series as well! A very original idea!
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Narodenia Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the three shot compilation as well as the subtle lighting.
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you wrote on a ton of my images of mine. I am sorry I missed it months ago! 
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skotsoad Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic shot!
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. There we some many from the shoot that I uploaded in this weird blue. I think I am going to go update them as traditional black and whites because I like the way that the look.
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AFineWar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello,
This picture has been featured in my article Wonderful World III
I hope you give it a look, thanks :heart:
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BigA-nt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great photo. I find the photo very emotive. Great work with the shadows too. :D
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taintedpurplelips Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I love how the light softly highlights some of the facial features while leaving the rest shrouded in mystery.
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PassionateLovestory Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work. (:
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skotsoad Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot, The light and shadows are so perfectly in place lol, almost looks drawn :P
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ScottDouglass Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible!

Just read your philosophy in "Faceless Beauty" and see the same pholosophy here. Of the many, and I mean multiplied many, portrait faces on DA, this is particularly striking because the face is so obscured here. You truly capture the mood here by minimizing the photograph to the barest elements...the only elements...that convey what you felt when you viewed the scene, not with your eye, but your soul.

Added it to the category "Faces," but really, it's in a category all it's own!
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merrak Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow.. well done! I'd agree - the light and shading is quite intense and dramatic. It really enhances the subject's expression.
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Cocooue Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Photographer
wo the lighting is perfect!
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Zi0oTo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Photographer
ooh, looks greait :)
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masKade Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the effective use of shadows in this shot!
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It dissapoints me that so many people on this website don't use shadows :(
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Good contrasts. :)
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joschua011 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
its so mysterious....like it ;)
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Funnycreature Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Pure beauty
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CircleDreams Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
This face, half-hidden in the shadows, could be concealing any number of emotions ...very nicely done : )
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. I am going ahead and watching you for making a statement other than "wow great face" heh.
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CircleDreams Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Hee ...thank you : )
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znipes Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks awesome. I love the shadows and lights in this one. :clap:
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HuXen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible portrait. Very emotional and really tells a story. :+fav:
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Eledhwen-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really emotive portrait .. So great !! :clap:
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