To play off the contrast of dark and light is sometimes too easy… you have to look further than the distinction of black and white and take notice of the actual center piece off which the light is falling. Estafania Silva makes for an utterly encompassing seductress with skin of milken white and eyes that pierce beyond the soul. The clean and sharp lines in make-up and hair, done by Joana Goncalves, create a smooth look in conjunction with the silken flow of Silva’s skin. With intrepidly dark lips and eyes that know no depth Silva is represented as a villainous vamp; powerful, sexual, passionate. Click the thumbnails for full pictures: Her strong pose and piercing stare is given new life through the vintage use of black and white photography, taken and produced by Ricardo Goncalves. Each element of the portraits combine to reveal the inner intensity and vehemencey behind a woman’s eyes, the impassioned glow that resides within the self. View more of Ricardo Goncalves (www.ricardogoncalves.net) portraits by clicking on the gallery.