GREAT work. I trully admire this. I dont find this picture offensive, so its not much of an impact or shock value to me. I dont think you were trying to give a shock value at all. Now I could only wish to be as great as you. But I would say that it probably would be nice to have some shadowing over the model from the halo to give it more of a real look. The lighting can also come from above to give it that heavens above meaning. Overall I find this wonderful. one may say that one has a chance in life because of the blood of the lamb. We are born naked and innocent in this world. I admire your work and your models. Great work!
I was going to say something about her armpits but it's obvious I'm not the only one who noticed. Besides the sudden change in shading in the armpit area i think the composition as a whole would look so much better (maybe even draw attention away from her pits) if the photo was cropped at her elbows. this creates a triangle shape (the sturdiest geometric shape) and puts some really nice weight on the bottom pushing the eyes up towards her face. it wasn't until i saw her whole body did i notice the odd armpits. She has a beautiful body but unfortunately that has to be sacrificed .
I love the way you let the reality of the portrait flow, and made the first attention set on the picture. Is straight for looking at the face, and halo! Due to the lighting and shading behind her, and the way her eyes attract the attention (most of the time)!!!!!!