The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.
Peter Lindbergh photographs black and white imagery of raven-haired beauty Mariacarla Boscono in all black attire of Givenchy for the November issue of Vogue Italia. Hair by Odile Gilbert, Make-up by Val Garland