This image was shot in my kitchen using a diffused video light above and center, a dim video light below to fill shadows slightly and provide a second catchlight, and a speedlight left and right (both colored with a gary fong diffuser set.)
I chose this lighting to add to the drama of the intense facial expression. Behind the model, in the kitchen, I placed black foam boards. Then, in photoshop, I added an image of a wooded area, rain, and some fog.
It was important to make the image believable for me to colorize the rain and fog as if the speedlights were shooting through that environment.
The concept behind the image is good vs evil. And the idea that we all have a monster inside of us.