This shot is a bit risque. But I like it. C Kudos, the model, is so calm and self-assured that it was a just a great pleasure to work with her. We were looking at some of my photo books (I have a lot) and decided to take as a launching-off point a shot by Robert Maxwell. (Robert Maxwell has some gorgeous wet plate work, and is a top fashion and portrait photographer). We took a number of different plates of this pose. I like this one best. We spent a long time trying to get the hand just right over the knee. I think this shot has a nice combination of a classical pose, modern props, and of course the tintype aesthetic overall. You can also see the effect of using a focal-length lens that is shorter than for its intended plate size, i.e., the blacking-out of the perimeter, which I think works well with this image (and has the added benefit of putting into almost-obscurity the modern seat she is on).