A second grant from the Arts Council of Montgomery County partially funded the creation of a portfolio of gelatin-silver prints exploring issues of personal identity. As an artist and figurative photographer, Rosenstein has been intrigued with how people expose themselves. She discovered that for many models, taking off clothing does not strip away their personal masks. In fact, for many people, the exposure of their bodies to the camera is far less threatening than an insightful portrait of their faces would be. In some thirty-four years of working with the nude model, Rosenstein has been concerned with the nature of self-awareness and the individual's own conception of his or her physicality.

Many people show the world only a masked face. Physically, these masks may be formed by hiding in the shadows, wearing a "poker face", dark glasses, veils or actual Mardi Gras or Halloween masks. From the earliest time, in many different cultures, masks have been used in a wide range of ceremonies and through their use, people have discovered that they can totally hide their own personality, creating a new persona, or they can provide a way to explore their own identity. When the face is concealed, people gain an anonymity which often stimulates changes in behavior. Previously observed inhibitions may be revaluated and then discarded or temporarily overcome. Consequently, masks have simultaneously fascinated and threatened Rosenstein and stimulated her interest in looking at some of the issues related to people wearing masks. By photographing veiled and masked figures, Rosenstein's portfolio of gelatin-silver prints looks at both a physical (formal) and psychological relationship between the figure and it's mask. The interaction between the photographer who stages her narratives and the models who participate in these dramas provide a vehicle to probe the photographer's questions of identity, symbolism, and reality.