Gen wanted some different looking headshots for her portfolio- something with a little more spice and attitude. It was not hard to come up with some beautiful portraits of her.
The 85mm is the best portrait lens because it keeps the face in perfect dimension. I rarely shoot a portrait at f.18, but in this case I wanted to create the soft blur that drops off the focus point which is the eye closest to the camera. The effects are really amazing.
Canon 5D mark 3
Canon 85mm L 1.2
Left image at f1.8, 1/200
Right Image at f 2.2, 1/180
Flash fill on camera left. Speedlight 600.