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.
Cara Delevingne by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for W Magazine September 2013 “Maybe that’s why I’ve been noticed…I treat the camera like a person—I gaze into it. Photos are a flat thing, and you need to put life into them.