The stark simplicity of the photograph is startling and powerful. I love black and white as a medium as the most simple subjects tell the most amazing stories. I love the 'noise' in the darker parts of the photo, it seems to age the subject and adds a great deal of depth and interest to the image. The play of light behind the darkened lamp is yet another beautiful element of this work... It is almost impossible to tell if the photo was taken at night with an alternative light source or during the day with the sun playing through the back field. The simple composition is exquisite! Very nicely done!