As many of my little in prompt to photo sessions begin, I am often sitting around with my friends or colleagues, and see photographs in my mind's eye. I wanted to capture my friend who's camera shy in a manner which would help her overcome her shyness. I love high contrast black and white photography. And felt the computer monitors next to her face would cast enough light to deliver a sharp silhouette. I love the hard grain of 3200 speed film; and wanted to shoot with a high ISO to help simulate it.
In the end she liked it, and said I could use it.
One last note of interest. This was the last photo I took with my old Sigma 27-70mm 2.8f EX DG Macro lens.