The model's extreme thinness, combined with her pose, lends itself to a sense of the surreal, like a serpent-woman crawling up from the gutter to sun herself under the streetlights. The choice of location and the black-and-white color scheme fit each other very well, juxtaposing the modern quality of the model and her attire with a nineteenth-century type of setting.
And at last, there's the mystery inherent in the photograph's title: Who is 'she'? What is her darkness? She looks faintly troubled to me, like someone recalling a sad memory, or trying hide something from the world. Despite that, the tilt of her shoulders and neck is proud - perhaps wrongfully so.
Love this photo! From the matte reflection of light on the leather to the soft contrasting color of the models skin. The cold hard edges the concrete and stone contribute are so perfectly balanced by the soft curves of the model. For the composition of this photo I find the model to als be perfectly focused upon, allowing the viewer to have no doubt who is the center of this photograph. Using the rule of thirds the models eyes are also 1/3 the way from the top of the photo and her face is right at the intersection of the top third and right third. Bravo! Perfection!
it's an amazing shot: the lamps are blurred, the concrete/pavement sharply illuminated and the model, which seems on the one hand diffused as if she does not belong to the setting, is on the other hand the main attraction! really good and perfectly done.