Hi! I think your work is amazing. Especially this shot. It is definately one that allows contemplation and greater analysis. So much work on da is the opposite - even if it is good, it is little more than superficial pleasantness. That is fine, but there is little in the way of narrative or suggestion. This has the power of suggestion, which is a prerequisite for all great art.
Im curious as to why you chose to keep some of the background in the image. I see that you use Lightroom and you could have edited out of the background. This is not a critique at all, I am just curious because most shots like this have a black background. Interesting.