As the watermark on the image suggests, I was perusing 500 px, as I am want to do on a Sunday morning, and I came across this image by Ali Taj.
How could I not be drawn in? How could I not stop and immerse myself in this photo? It’s utterly stunning, and made even more powerful by being processed in monochrome.
I love how she appears through the black as if she is an apparition—the focus directed squarely on her extraordinary face and that haunting expression. The tears. I mean… it’s just beautiful. And gut wrenching.
Taj entitles this photo taken in 2013: “Tell Me Why”
Unfortunately, he doesn’t offer any information about the woman, why she was crying or where this was taken. I’ve asked him to elaborate and if he responds, I’ll update this post.
If you like this image (or not) please tell me why in the comments below.