Taken while studying Paramount lighting techniques, or Butterfly lighting because of the shape of the slight shadows achieved under the nose of the model. I had the model facing straight at the camera for most pictures taken during this session to really get a hold of the technique, once achieved, I asked the model to turn slightly to the left. With the light setup the same, I simply reduced the power on my single strobe to produce a much dimmer light and reduce the falloff around her.
Post processing involved skin, hair and eyes treatment, and Lr to turn the photo mono and add the final effects.
From the instance I saw the picture, I though I saw La Gioconda.
XE1/60mm XF – B800/Gold Reflector – Butterfly Lighting