This image was made a few weeks ago at the subject's house. This was shot on a Nikon with a 50mm lens. I'm not one for Nikons but the images were coming out close to how I shoot on my Canon. I really like this photo because of her gaze and partly to how I feel about the subject herself. She generally didn't like this photo due to her own self image but it grabs me in ways she'll probably never understand. The lighting was coming from the only window in the room to the right. If I remember carefully it was a bit snowy outside and a lot of light was coming in making it as though the light and her were one being. I had asked her to just simply look into that direction and for a moment and it appeared she left the room mentally and went to her place of being. She originally wanted this and a number of images of her to send to her family, but I always tend to find other purposes when shooting. I thought it was only with my Canon I could produces images like this but I see it's really coming from me.
Along with this image being taken, a sort of feeling with the subject transforms it into something much more personal. For me, the shape of her nose and the position of her lips invite me to think of her as someone divine. I know many of you who may read this might disagree but this actually allows me to fall in love with her in ways that words can't describe at this age of our existence. A lovely picture indeed.