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.
If your eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing ~ Photography Inessa Ruster The shadow is a man and she's peering out from behind him at you. Better yet, why is she behind this large bodyguard?
Love the cinematography. Nice grade & frame for daylight in shot Like the murky but slightly warm daylight in shots 4 Like the frame in shot with the wall taking alot of space on the left. Lighting great in shot [Red Riding 1974 DoP: Rob Hardy]