Alfred Stieglitz Georgia O'Keeffe (Hands) Stieglitz did an entire series of photographs featuring his artist-wive's hands. There is something undeniably romantic in finding artistic inspiration in the bends and curves of your lover's hands.
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.