This black-and-white version of the photo you saw earlier is directly responsible for my being a photographer today. In 2003 I was an amateur shooter with a 2-megapixel pocket camera, snapping pics at Burning Man to show my friends back home. But then this photo got a lot of attention online; Blyss used it in her modeling portfolio; and it even landed in an art gallery. All of this positive feedback inspired me to take up photography more seriously.
Thank you, Blyss!