This was taken for Teatret Om in Denmark. Back in 2001 the company members came from seven different countries and the actress in this shot is Hisako Miura from Japan.
Technically, it was a very tricky shot as the only light came from candles in the bowl. To the eye it looked amazing, but the camera said, "you're kidding" ! Modern digital cameras now have a fantastic dynamic range, but, back then, even with the most sensitive film, you knew you were going to struggle in low light conditions.
This was originally a black & white shot which I've coloured digitally. There's no amount of playing around that can get rid of the graininess, but I don't think it detracts from the shot's atmospheric power.
Silver Gloss Archival Paper