Why do photographers create portraits? Is it to capture a famous face or a meaningful moment in time? In this case, it was neither of these things, it was purely aesthetic. I was mesmerised by my subject's extraordinary presence and elegant profile. Beckoning her aside after watching her for nine days, I endeavoured to capture her beauty in just a couple of frames. If it were not for the gold earring you would be forgiven for thinking this was a black and white image. A simple moment, yet a significant memory. Thank you, Agnes.