This photo is ... I dont have words to describe it. I'd love to see your face, I havent found a pic in your gallery in which you show your face fully, do you have a link? send me an MP if you dont wanna others to see it, I am discrete lady, dont worry.
This image is beautiful and intense, very expressive. The lighting, the contrast between positive and negative space, as well as the gaze despite the lack of being able to see the model's (your?) actual face makes for a really powerful photo.
What in his nature causes it to be so? What is the meaning behind the mask?
There is something about masks that instill a sense of dark neutrality, not brooding, but more pondering. The angle of the head and posing of the hand suggest and emotionless thought that suggests the intensity of it, but keeps it behind a solid wall. The fact that you can see the veins/tendons in the arm and hand support this. The coloring in black and white also supports this in my mind. This is a very well done photo.