Kidding!..Seriously though, the painterly quality in this photograph is called chiarascuro, which was developed during the Renaissance. Click on my name for more details and an example.
Also, the young lady’s expression and sidelong glance is similar to that Madonna from the Annunciation painting…they’re even facing the same direction! No chiarascuro in that painting, however.
This is beautiful. Truly the most interesting portrait I have seen for a while.
JUXTOPOSITIONS: The hair-style with the soft face; the camel coat with the bright trainers; the bike in the interior; the cigarette, the street. Stunning.