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Don't get down on yourself

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 11 May 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.
~ KEITH RICHARDS - Coming Down Again


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Ken from United States

Mariana! So touching and real. Love that inky blackness to the right. As if, that's the despair to not fall into.

11 May 2009 5:16am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

cool shot ! super cadrage !

11 May 2009 5:26am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very beutiful capture!!!!!!!!

11 May 2009 5:33am

Mike from United States

Oh, what a beautiful portrait!!! The off-center composition is perfect. The tones are wonderful. The pose, flawless. It's smooth and sharp. A wonderful image with an extremely professional quality.

11 May 2009 6:20am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Interesting Portrait :)

11 May 2009 6:41am

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a beautiful and touching self-portrait. I really like the tones!

11 May 2009 7:09am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Does the video have a connection to the image, I could not find one but what I do find is a beautifully taken portrait with a very relaxed and gorgeous model, well done

11 May 2009 8:05am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

The model being yourself I presume

11 May 2009 8:05am

@P J W Miller: yes, it is me . The easiest way to take a portrait :))

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful model! Very pleased to meet you :)
Good autoportrait well processed, I like the intense expression.

11 May 2009 8:10am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Gorgeous portrait. Liked the expression on her face. Very well captured.

11 May 2009 8:16am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice title and portrait

11 May 2009 8:52am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Incredible portrait!!!

11 May 2009 9:01am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Great selfportrait! But the model is very beautiful (sorry to say)! The treatment is very appropriate!

11 May 2009 9:04am

Bertrand from France

Great expression. I like the position of the model on your shoot. Good.

11 May 2009 9:23am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wonderful portrait. You're such a beautiful woman !! Love the tones and the composition.

11 May 2009 10:50am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Classic in color and composition... great portfolio you have as well.

11 May 2009 10:55am

@Earnest: Thanks ! As for selportrait - just try it , who cares if face is photogenic or not :)) I am not sure how photogenic I am :))

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

A great self-portrait!!! Good light and love the stoic expression with the catch-light in your eyes.

11 May 2009 11:41am

Lynn from United States

SUBERBLY DONE!!!!!! Such a beautiful the expression on your lovely face. The composition is that you chose sepia. I admire your self-portraits so much...they are always perfection. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 May 2009 11:46am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Great self-portrait, Mariana. You have some serious talent, girl !!


11 May 2009 12:29pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

beautiful model and beautiful processing! perfect :D

11 May 2009 1:23pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

This photo is very well executed!

11 May 2009 1:50pm

kisskool from fontainebleau, France

good expression of beautiful model

11 May 2009 1:51pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

In French there is the expression "s'arracher les cheveux", this is a perfect illustration!

11 May 2009 1:53pm

Faramarz from Tehran, Iran

nice shot.

11 May 2009 2:50pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great Portrait
nicly done

11 May 2009 2:59pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

excellent portrait, great use of lighting and a striking pose! well done!

11 May 2009 3:25pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very beautiful portrait and tonality

11 May 2009 3:44pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Quite a creative work with the best lighting. Beautifully presented.

11 May 2009 3:48pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice portrait. Very expressive

11 May 2009 3:50pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So intense yet so exquisite, so emotive yet so beautiful, so ambued with fine craft and character... I can go on and on... but I really have not expected a self-portraiture can be such stirring!

11 May 2009 3:52pm

Bill Jennings from Bay Area California, United States

It could be the album cover. Where oh where do you find such deep emotions, especially during a self portrait? Well done, processed, and presented.

11 May 2009 3:57pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A perfect composition. Very professionally rendered. Bravo.

11 May 2009 4:03pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A wonderful self-portrait with great lighting, composition and tone! Well done Marianna!

11 May 2009 4:13pm

Don from spokane, United States

A gripping portrait with its unusual pose and light skin color. Impressive image.

11 May 2009 4:20pm

Mike from United States

Taking a second look... you, still gorgeous. Can you take MY picture?

11 May 2009 4:24pm

@Mike: hey you :))) Glad you like this self stuff :)) Sure, I will do your portrait, but only if I go to NY ( great chance to see that city ..ha ha )

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

great portrait, love the expression

11 May 2009 4:24pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Beautiful focus on the eyes. great job

11 May 2009 4:27pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

The duotone light and your strong facial features make this a very compelling and wonderful image. Good shot.

11 May 2009 4:41pm

Bogdan from Brasov, Romania

It;s a self portrait? it looks great. I love the eye expressions, and the way the hads stay. We have to be optimistic, hoping that tomorow will be better than today. Don;t give up

11 May 2009 4:55pm

@Bogdan: yes, it is :)) Thanks Bogdan :)

marco stefano from Italy

great!!! :)

11 May 2009 5:11pm

Jorge cardoso from Porto, Portugal

wow here you are looking beautiful as ever!!!

all the best!

11 May 2009 5:18pm

Andy from United States

Wow great self portrait! So much emotion!

11 May 2009 5:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb portrait. Exquisite skin tones.

11 May 2009 5:39pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful image! I love the tones in this and the soft skin tones - also wonderful hair throughout that is brighter in the front and then darker deeper into the midground! Great processing also!

11 May 2009 5:43pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Smooth with an unexpected composition! best...jerry

11 May 2009 5:53pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Un traitement et un portrait magnifique!! Quel regard et expressivité!!

11 May 2009 6:00pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic portrait! Wonderful light and expression!

11 May 2009 6:29pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau traitement, un portrait magnifique!

11 May 2009 7:03pm

Framed and Shot from Houston, United States

Great portrait. We especially like the light.
Very nice job!

11 May 2009 7:18pm

romine from Bucharest, Romania

excellent, elegant, and the framing unusual. i like also the overprocessed sensation. well done

11 May 2009 7:37pm

peter from new york, United States

a beautiful self portrait! nice to meet you : )

11 May 2009 8:44pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Excellent portrait, I like the way she puts her hand .

11 May 2009 8:52pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Really like the lighting. Great portrait.

11 May 2009 11:05pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Amazing portrait, from colours and tones to composition, lighting and face expression this is one of the best!

11 May 2009 11:16pm

@dkc: oh, thanks a lot :))

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Very strong portrait. Beautiful features and the tones are wonderful. Excellent framing.

11 May 2009 11:42pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Stunning portrait!

12 May 2009 1:04am

@Jen: thanks Jen for visiting :))

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Magnificent, Mariana - a stellar portrait.

12 May 2009 1:54am

@Stephen Phillips: wow, really :))) bravo me :)) many thanks :)

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Strong portrait ! Excellent !

12 May 2009 2:44am

kerfendal from Paris, France

excellent portrait as always, this one is strong like in theater

12 May 2009 3:07am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning portrait...strong and alive!

12 May 2009 4:57am

Aneesh from India

Nice portrait. event he mood is totally refreshing

12 May 2009 6:03am

tomie from Vietnam

WOW! no words to comment....brillant portrait!

12 May 2009 3:26pm

JaCkYe from Porto, Portugal

Oh, what a beautiful portrait!!! you are beautiful:))

12 May 2009 3:51pm

philippe from moselle, France

whaou !!!!! très beau portrait et le modèle est superbe :o) !!!!!

12 May 2009 7:30pm

Mike from Miami, Florida, United States

Another wonderful portrait, Ana. Nicely lit; very sharp.

13 May 2009 1:03am

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Great portrait!!! Well done...

19 May 2009 7:01pm

Steve from Olympia, United States

A lovely self-portrait.

21 May 2009 8:01pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

tiens une Full Sprint women, et d un naturel fou, le regard des clichés offert à nos regards, les deux vont de pairs^^ portrait de vie

27 May 2009 9:06pm

Paul from United Kingdom

a beautiful portrait that really reaches out and grabs you!

15 Sep 2009 12:34pm

@Paul: thanks Paul ... Selfportrait btw :)) I need no better model :)) haha

Klaus from Germany

Marianna ... thanks a lot for your visit, kindly support and your comments. It's good to know the person behind a blog. Thanks for your fantastic selfportrait .. PP on a high level. And your portfolio is very good. See you ....... sure ;-)

17 Sep 2009 5:28pm

@Klaus: Thanks Klaus ! It was my pleasure to visit your photos and your amazing skill in photography . I still wonder if you are professional ? I am just a beginner . A lot of things to learn and improve, but it is ok, photos are my hobby :) Have a great nigh t!

Scott from San Antonio, United States

Very nice. You do resemble Barbara Streisand a bit...
I always thought she was beautiful... As truly are you! :D
Have a great weekend!

27 Sep 2009 4:21am

El pare from Catalunya, Spain

Nice to meet you, Mariana. This is an extraordinary portrait, very well done!

Warms regards.

2 Dec 2009 6:13pm

Russ Devan from New Hanover, PA, United States

Fantastic self-portrait, Mariana. I love the hands in your hair. And those lips! They were made for the camera!

7 May 2010 4:42pm

@Russ Devan: Hey Russ, thanks so much for all these comments/ compliments :) I think every woman like to hear them :) Not so many of my Am3 female friends are willing to take self-portraits, that is why my self stuff look interesting :)

Gianfranco Calzarano from Cagliari, Italy

luci dosate alla perfezione ...canali RGB ottimi

6 Jun 2011 3:21am