I was lucky while recently taking a day to just not worry about anything to find this face. It looks relaxed. Maybe that is what I wanted to see. It also looks like there is a mission behind the story I might like to read into it. It was the face of the day in my opinion.
I also liked the idea of the face for its bold lines and B&W possibilities. It has a thousand shades of gray in it as well. The ability of a B&W to be effective while still having so little contrast value by color is somewhat hard to find. In this case the clear lines and form add the essential ingredient a black and white needs, contrast. Typically I would want to see more color contrast for my B & W work. This would be a non-typical B&W for me.
That works really well because it was a non-typical day for me as well.