"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

Bill Jennings from Bay Area Northern Calif, United States

Just enough mystery - and definitely great texture and contrast. One can really hear David Bowie in the background, and wondering how long it will be before he's back on his back. Great image.

13 May 2009 5:06am

Lylou & Roland from Besancon, France

Original frame. B&W is fine here... As Bill : just enough mystery.... I like the hands and the 2 fingers

13 May 2009 5:27am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great shot and I love the black and white!

13 May 2009 5:28am

Ken from United States

Why do My eyes see a tint of blue, is that just me? Is she standing up or lying down? great illusion quality. This would make a interesting jeans ad campaign!

13 May 2009 5:33am

@Ken: you are right - there is a little bit, just a little bit of blue :)) Standing of course . I only saw fat girls wearing a jeans in lying position ..ha ha :)) thanks .

mats from Texas, United States

Niiiiiiiiiiice! 'love the texture contrast of the skin and the jeans.

13 May 2009 5:34am

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

i love it, the texture is great!

13 May 2009 5:45am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow!!! excellent b&w texture,light

13 May 2009 5:48am

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent shot you can propose for a magazine, high quality of the lighting, bravo !

13 May 2009 5:59am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Nicely framed! Well done

13 May 2009 6:34am

Standley from Carquefou, France

I agree with "just enough mystery". Great textures and tones! Well done.

13 May 2009 6:58am


Great shot

13 May 2009 7:24am

tomie from Uzbekistan

great shot! perfect lighting for the subject and nice composition...i would like to see the refused shots!

13 May 2009 8:20am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Lyrics By David Dundas

Your image reminds me so much of this, it's a great image

When I wake up in the mornin' light
I pull on my jeans and I feel all right
I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on (ch-ch)
I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on (ch-ch)

It's the weekend, and I know that you're free
So pull on your jeans and come on out with me
I need to have you near me, I need to feel you close to me (ch-ch)
I need to have you near me, I need to feel you close to me

You and me, we'll go motorbike ridin' in the sun and the wind and the rain
I got money in my pocket, got a tiger in my tank
And I'm king of the road again

I'll meet ya in the usual place
I don't need a thing, 'cept your pretty face
And I need to have you near me, I need to feel you close to me (ch-ch)
I need to have you near me, I need to feel you close to me (ch-ch)
I need to have you near me, I need to feel you close to me (ch-ch)

You and me, we'll go motorbike ridin' in the sun and the wind and the rain
I got money in my pocket, a tiger in my tank
And I'm king of the road again

When I wake up in the mornin' light
I pull on my jeans and I feel all right
I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on (ch-ch)
I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on (ch-ch)
I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on (ch-ch)

13 May 2009 8:29am

@P J W Miller: ch-ch-ch-ch ...ha ha ha .. thanks a lot :)))

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

EXTRA ******************************************************

13 May 2009 9:43am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A beautiful woman movement sublimed by a B / W subtle!

13 May 2009 10:01am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very nice b/w picture

13 May 2009 10:02am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Nice elegance.

13 May 2009 10:37am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Terrific composition and so exposure and texture

13 May 2009 11:37am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

It's a great image Mariana, with a great composition and a good story behind it. I love the texture of it too. It would be great though if you could enable the camera EXIF data to display, we all can learn from you.


13 May 2009 11:50am

@Roman: Hey Roman. Camera EXIF data is enabled, and I have no clue why it is shown one some photos, and not on some others. Thanks for the comment !

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent presentation! Well done! ;-)

13 May 2009 11:51am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I'll have to admit I'm not familiar with the song but I love the photo.

13 May 2009 12:27pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

another great work Mariana! you never fail to surprise us! :)

13 May 2009 12:48pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

This is an amazing shot. The tones and detail really add to an already interesting subject.

13 May 2009 1:38pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Mysterious and Sensuous...and B&W was an excellent choice

13 May 2009 2:19pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

elegant and sensual shot ! I love the framing, movement and tones ! great !

13 May 2009 2:26pm

Mike Paulison from United States

Are you a commercial photographer and just messing with us? This is extremely well done and has a very professional quality to it. Creative and sexy, just like an ad. Marvelous Mariana!

13 May 2009 2:33pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

This is stunning! Such thoughts and imaginations evoking... so bold and original!!!

13 May 2009 2:34pm

Don from spokane, United States

A very creative thought when you decided to shot the legs and the pants barely being pulled on. And you shot it so well and processed it into fine black and white. Very well done!

13 May 2009 2:57pm

-C16H25NØ2- from Persia, Iran

Excellent !

13 May 2009 2:58pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Beautiful composition and lighting. Once again, magnificently done.

13 May 2009 3:00pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A great picture Marianna! Lovely tone and texture in this superbly presented composition in B/W!

13 May 2009 3:35pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellente image NB, très sensuel!

13 May 2009 3:46pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

An unusual shot for sure. Works great in b/w.

13 May 2009 3:52pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Well done. And the tie-in with David Bowie is super.

13 May 2009 4:25pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Very unusual framing of the shot. I love the tonal range of the shot as well.

13 May 2009 4:29pm

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

very artistic !

13 May 2009 4:31pm

Rags from Plano, United States

The angle and the fingers make for an eye catching image.

13 May 2009 4:44pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm thinking...ad campaign shot...good concept! best...jerry

13 May 2009 4:47pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so cool. I like the tilt and the posed hands. Super shot.

13 May 2009 4:51pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

le genre de cliché que l on aimerai faire, naturel et fun,superbe ^^

13 May 2009 5:47pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Waouuu, C'est fascinant!!!

13 May 2009 5:53pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

It's a very good composition, very sensual, almost sexy.

13 May 2009 6:05pm

peter from new york, United States

hehe quite a fun and intriguing shot!

13 May 2009 6:27pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice composition…

13 May 2009 6:48pm

Terry H. from Azle Texas, United States

I like the harsh lighting and the position of the hands. Is she shooting us the finger. :)

13 May 2009 7:52pm

@Terry H.: he he .. no. i would never do that :)) thanks Terry !

philippe from moselle, France

Très belle composition, un vrai régal pour les yeux, j'adore !!!!!

13 May 2009 8:06pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very sensual!

13 May 2009 8:12pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada


13 May 2009 8:39pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Superb contrast & texture..!

13 May 2009 8:41pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great and great ;)

13 May 2009 9:26pm

Bertrand from Paris, France

Fabulous. Is it an instant shoot or it is volontary?

13 May 2009 9:40pm

@Bertrand: thank you Bertrand :)) It was a posing :))

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

Great shot. I really like the diagonal framing and detail of your subject.

14 May 2009 1:22am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

I want to see more ! ;-)

14 May 2009 1:26am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

awesome shot with the high key effect in the background, nicely done!

14 May 2009 1:58am

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

Excellent composition. Really like that little touch of blue.

14 May 2009 2:43am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You have very good pictures, and this is one of them. I like very much the detail, light and textures. And this framing also, of course. Very good.

14 May 2009 4:30am

rian from mobile, United States

it's like a fashion spread kind of shot.. i really like it, it has that sensual feel too.. great work! :)

16 May 2009 12:59pm

Lynn from United States

Very artistic!!! I definitely can see this hanging in a store window for a designer jeans ad...maybe I will someday :))

21 May 2009 2:44am

Steve from Olympia, United States


21 May 2009 8:00pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Sensuous. Leaves enough to the imagination. Great tonal values as well!

4 Jun 2009 3:37pm

Bram Antareja from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Mariana, for me is a composition of images with a good / / Nice diagonal and good detail / / I love it / / Regards from Yogyakarta City, Indonesia / /

22 Jul 2009 1:43am

@Bram Antareja: thanks a lot :)) cheers !!!!!!!!!!

Russ Devan from New Hanover, PA, United States

Excellent composition and I love the tones. You'd make a great model for my camera, too!

7 May 2010 4:39pm