1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Lighting and composition
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
Hope to make the product look attractive, and to experiment with lighting. I'm mainly a landscape photographer, with little experience in other types of photography. I personally like a dark contrast-y look, and would like to see everyone's opinions on this.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
I'm working with a very cheap setup. Lighting was done with two torchlights, and this was shot with my 70-300 Sigma lens
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I personally think it's pretty good. Like mentioned above, I personally like this kind of lighting. Not sure if it will be popular with others, though.