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Shit happens, life goes on!

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 3 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

Mahmood from Karaj, Iran

Nice Composition .

3 Jun 2009 5:35am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

well done ;)

3 Jun 2009 5:39am

Standley from Carquefou, France

A very nice sequence. Well done!

3 Jun 2009 5:43am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Great idea to make the collage and the execution is so good too...The title fits exactly the whole idea!

3 Jun 2009 6:05am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A great montage most aptly titled...very creative!

3 Jun 2009 6:07am

Rags from Plano, United States

I like the shots

3 Jun 2009 7:18am

tomie from Afghanistan

nice set!

3 Jun 2009 7:38am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice idea

3 Jun 2009 8:30am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very interesting!

3 Jun 2009 8:46am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

......and on and on and on and on. A fine sequence.

3 Jun 2009 10:42am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

A great idea and lovely composition !

3 Jun 2009 10:44am

roentarre from Melbourne, Australia

Fantastic series of shots here

3 Jun 2009 11:00am

Lynn from United States

Great series of wonderful shots!!! Love the blues and brown tones and the progression of shots...WELL DONE :))

3 Jun 2009 11:42am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Interesting and intriguing story...your title is so true.

3 Jun 2009 12:36pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

How true it is. And on and on and on.......

3 Jun 2009 12:46pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Hehehe ! Great presentation Mariana, movie like !

3 Jun 2009 1:29pm

k@ from Paris, France

Excelllent montage that tells a whole story !!

3 Jun 2009 1:31pm

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

This should be a "write your own script" challenge. Nice work.

3 Jun 2009 2:02pm

rian from mobile, United States

lol! what's going on here? nice concept though.. nice work! :)

3 Jun 2009 2:11pm

Xavier from Troyes, France

I like very much this idea, Great montage !

3 Jun 2009 2:19pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So emotive and evocative! Brilliant work!!!

3 Jun 2009 2:48pm

Don from spokane, United States

An impressive series. Nice conception of how this might be produced and good shooting to make it a reality.

3 Jun 2009 3:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very clever idea very well executed. I like this a lot.

3 Jun 2009 3:07pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

As long as it doesn't hit the fan..

3 Jun 2009 3:10pm

Ken from United States

Great Mariana.

3 Jun 2009 3:15pm

peter from new york, United States

cool sequence!

3 Jun 2009 3:32pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

I wish to include an email, a comment on this photo, I got from very special friend :
"These 4 photos are brilliant conceptual art using photography to convey a complex commentary on contemporary society. What can not be put into words without sounding preachy or trite, you have put into this group of photos. You have a deep understanding of life and society and have the ability to communicate that understanding in a non-verbal manner. That, my love, is the very essence of art."

3 Jun 2009 3:38pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice photo…

3 Jun 2009 3:42pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Your friend's comment is a high compliment, and true.

3 Jun 2009 4:20pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

it sounds for me quite strange, I'm not used to some code, the modern world code? don't know where is the shit.

3 Jun 2009 4:34pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very nice images and composition

3 Jun 2009 4:50pm

Bogdan from Brasov, Romania

Nice set mariana! I like the contrast between the sepia magazine and the rest of the picture in color!
we just have to live with the hope that tomorow will be better

3 Jun 2009 5:12pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Quite a story. Difficult to understand but one can still get some idea. But that's where it should be left. Right?

3 Jun 2009 5:12pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great series, nice title!

3 Jun 2009 7:53pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

what a nice set you got there, the blur catches the animation nicely!

3 Jun 2009 8:26pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

excellent montage, very nice shots

3 Jun 2009 8:48pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

very nice set of shots... great composition!

3 Jun 2009 8:50pm

Andy from United States

Its like life is passing her by while she is on her phone!

3 Jun 2009 11:03pm

Dawn Bayer from Whitehall, United States

Great shots!!

3 Jun 2009 11:58pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful work on this Mariana! Great grouping on these!

4 Jun 2009 3:04am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good conceptual composition and sequence, Ilike the point of humour to tell a truth :))

4 Jun 2009 3:43am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow -- superb imagery and storying telling with just photos!!! the brain seizes upon the set of images and begins weaving a plot!!! EXCELLENT!!

4 Jun 2009 10:41am

Mike from United States

I love this. Great idea. I also VERY much like how you've made the magazine people subjects in the photo as well as the live people. Very creative!!!

4 Jun 2009 5:47pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

So what exactly was the shit that happened?
The fact that she got shit from someone in an email or text message?
That the other girl walked into the story frame and ruined the shit?
The guy in the photo album raising his hand yelling: "Turn that shit some place else!"
The old man covering his mouth saying: "Oh, shit!!"

Or, all of the above? Now that's all the shit in life! :-)

4 Jun 2009 9:00pm

@Ti: Well, we all have different vision when looking at photos. Somebody sees only colors and composition, some other see the meaning of the photo. You read my mind pretty well. Yes, story would be something like that . First shot : She got an email from her darli8ng :)) Book is opened on very nice page, with naked body . Girls expectation would be - oh, date tonight, sex ! Second shot : She starts reading sms . Her darling telling her - get lost ! I met another girl . Now, take a look at book. Old guy screaming ! Oh, no . Shit happened ! Third shot : Girl is feeling bad . A friend is coming to help. Take a look at book . Another guy is on that page . friend was telling her - fuck him, forget him . there are other guys . you will forget the idiot soon . Forth shot : No, nothing helped. They both leave . Girl is upset . Any sense ? That was my story when created this collage ! Unfortunately people are very quick when looking at other people pictures and do not see the point very often . I am glad you spent a little bit more time on this shit :))) ha ha ha MAny thanks .

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

Glad I was able to play and played well. :-)

If you spend time and read my bio then you wouldn't be surprise why I see things differently... Hope we'll play again sometime. :-)

5 Jun 2009 12:40am

@Ti: I just read and love what you are saying " Being a A.H. I don't praise people's photos for color, sharpness, composition, special effect, etc., I comment on the messages they presented themselves to me. May not necessary be what you wanted to express or hear, but what I feel and observe from it that stimulates my thoughts...and I expect the same from you! Not to call you an A.H. as well, of course..." EXCELLENT !!!! That is my point too , but you know I comment often to some flower pictures, or landscapes that really does not invoke any feelings in me . That is fair , since these people love that more than some more deep themes :))

vz-nostalgia from United States

hmmmm.... interesting conversation I see between you and Ti. Not often that happens in teh photoblogosphere. Mostly "good crop" or "nice color". :-)

5 Jun 2009 1:04am

@vz-nostalgia: I agree with you . Seems people are rushing to comment as more as possible photos to show their respect for friends' photos and work . Ti was interesting about the title in my shot , that almost nobody understood . So, I told him my story and vision of that collage :)) You agree with me ? Do you feel the same while looking at this collage ?

Stef67 from in my head, France

extraordinaire idée ^^

5 Jun 2009 6:35am

@Stef67: thanks Stef :))

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

I went thru my archive and found this one that I've completely forgot, which was formatted almost the same way as yours... :-)

7 Jun 2009 1:43pm

david from Orange, France

J'aime beaucoup l'idée et la réalisation !

9 Jun 2009 7:17am