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His Holiness

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 1 June 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.



"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

k@ from Paris, France

How weird and... funny (if i dare saying so ?) and impressive as well ! The compo is original & strong, love the colors and shapes collinding !

1 Jun 2009 5:10am

@k@: Sure, you can say so , since it was really fun with this amazing man, and my attempt to get that silly shot :))

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Wonderful unique and interesting!!!

1 Jun 2009 6:10am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Good thinking to put the light behind him!

1 Jun 2009 7:25am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

très mystérieux !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 Jun 2009 7:57am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Quite mystical!
Great use of the light.

1 Jun 2009 9:54am

Lynn from United States

Very unique and interesting...great composition and wonderful lighting :))

1 Jun 2009 11:07am

Ken from United States

Oh Mariana, this one has me thinking! Who is that man? :)

1 Jun 2009 1:29pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Oh what an original and funny new icon ! ;-))

1 Jun 2009 1:53pm

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

Great compo. Needed this chuckle on a Monday morning.

1 Jun 2009 2:07pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice idea
great shot

1 Jun 2009 2:07pm

rian from mobile, United States

lol.. playing around, eh? ;D nice one though.. :)

1 Jun 2009 2:24pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

strange composition ;-) good light !

1 Jun 2009 3:22pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A hooded yoga master? ;-)

1 Jun 2009 4:26pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

luminati? extra et pur ^^mondaypensée ^^

1 Jun 2009 4:42pm

rajeev from dubai, United Arab Emirates


1 Jun 2009 4:46pm

Terry H. from Azle Texas, United States

Is He praying of just smelling his fingers!!! :) Cool lighting in the shot!

1 Jun 2009 4:55pm

@Terry H.: Just having fun :)))

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

beautiful lighting and colors - I like the scenery

1 Jun 2009 5:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous capture. Superb detail.

1 Jun 2009 5:11pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wonderfully mysterious....superb:)

1 Jun 2009 5:37pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful shot, nice colors

1 Jun 2009 5:50pm

Xavier from Troyes, France

It's a funny shot, is he praying for being published on your blog ?

1 Jun 2009 5:51pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

great pose here! like how he is standing right in front of the iwndow to prevent the outside light.

1 Jun 2009 6:06pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Nice idea but minus guard :)

1 Jun 2009 6:47pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A surprising composition

1 Jun 2009 7:28pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Image insolite! Belle lumière!

1 Jun 2009 7:42pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Very cool shot, speically how he is framed in the window

1 Jun 2009 7:45pm

Andy from United States

Ha fun shot!

1 Jun 2009 9:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very Buddha like fellow. :-)

2 Jun 2009 12:08am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

hehe -- lol -- this is great!! :) who is he? your significant other? i love the light on the staircase!!!

2 Jun 2009 12:53am

@dj.tigersprout: he he ... well, he was just testing my photography skills :)) he is an amazing photographer :)

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Awesome and great - "His Holiness" has great taste in dress for a holy man! I Love it!

2 Jun 2009 2:48am

Mike from United States

Well.... what an interesting shot you have there! I like it a lot. Love the frame around him and that pose. For this, I kind of wish there was some story behind it ! The title and the shot really have me wondering just how bold you really are with your camera! Very nice... and interesting!!

2 Jun 2009 2:55am

JaCkYe from Porto, Portugal

Marvelous capture

2 Jun 2009 2:48pm

peter from new york, United States

cool lighting!

2 Jun 2009 3:42pm

tomie from Bolivia

great composition...

3 Jun 2009 7:41am