Why is this image so haunting? On one hand, the setting is very ordinary, a nondescript apartment, probably the model’s own. She stands in a hallway, aloof, looking into the next room, apparently lost in thought. But the model herself — her incredible tresses covering a slim, yet muscular body — looks far from ordinary, and the image somehow reads like a scene from a film. The photographer, Kuroda, wrote, “When I’m shooting, I’m talking with models, and I steal their moments.” Perhaps this provides the intangible strangeness of this image — Kuroda has somehow gotten his model to reveal an intimate moment, not meant for our eyes.