Julia Jackson, the artistâ€™s niece, namesake, goddaughter, and favorite model, is shown at age 21, a few weeks before her wedding. Cameronâ€™s usual soft focus here imparts a sense of becoming, appropriate to this important transformation in a Victorian womanâ€™s life. The daringly modern frontal close-up suggests reflection and self-questioning more characteristic of peering into a mirror than posing before a camera. These two images are from a series of four works based on the same negative, each posited by scholars to be a reversal of the preceding image. Reversing the images alters the face, suggesting that Cameron valued recording Jacksonâ€™s inner life more than capturing her likeness. Cameron advanced the photographic portrait from commerce to art and from physiognomic depiction to evocation of a sitterâ€™s soul.