I wanted to capture a moment in Lara Croft's journey that would illustrate her difficulties in the wild. Struggling to survive, and forced to traverse nearly impossible terrain (with a meager assortment of salvaged tools), losing even a single item could mean death. In this scene, Lara has just lost something valuable during a hazardous climb, and reacts by grasping for is as it falls into the mist. A moment later she will grit her teeth, cut her losses, and continue her climb, but in this split second she is still grasping. I wanted to move away from the classic (and perhaps unintentional) theme that Lara is an unstoppable machine, and show that she is--like us--human, vulnerable and not in complete control of her environment.The question is, what was in the bag?