Lets talk Medium close up photos of celebrities. David Bailey's Michael Caine with a cigarette shot is the best example. This is his coolest shot and it has been done with other celebrities, but Cain remains the best.
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.