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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 14 August 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

That is not my fault :) Maya wanted me to create a 'weird' picture of her . So, here you go Maya ! And imagine, she likes it :)


"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

PATRICK from miramas, France


14 Aug 2009 5:25am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

how have you done this ? like paiting...

14 Aug 2009 5:35am

@Mahboubeh: thanks dear :)) Just a little bit more of processing than I usually do !

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Interesting processing. I like the result!

14 Aug 2009 6:17am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

An effective processing, fantastic portrait.

14 Aug 2009 6:27am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A very expressive portrait

14 Aug 2009 6:44am

rem_la from villiers, France

un portrait jolimement mis en valeur !

14 Aug 2009 6:53am

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Original portrait and nice model

14 Aug 2009 7:08am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice Portrait
well done
i think know her

14 Aug 2009 7:36am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Lovely portrait
I love the processing!
Very nice tones

14 Aug 2009 7:51am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Excellent portrait of a very nice model! Good day.

14 Aug 2009 7:59am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I like it, too. Very nice processing!

14 Aug 2009 8:12am

JMS from Chonburi, Thailand

Un traitement qui sied bien à ce sourire.

14 Aug 2009 8:40am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A stunning portrait! Great work!

14 Aug 2009 8:57am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Magnifique portrait bien travaillé ! Et ce troisième oeil ! Est-ce celui de la photographe ?!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

14 Aug 2009 8:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It ain't that wierd. I like the reportage style of the treatment, in nice and close, and the swirl of motion generated by the framing hair

14 Aug 2009 10:03am

Peter Somogyvari from Budapest, Hungary

Wonderful portrait!! Excellent work!

14 Aug 2009 10:05am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

She has a beautiful pair of eyes...A third satistfies the appetite and marks the presence of the soul...

14 Aug 2009 10:48am

@Stephane Themeze: very lovely comment :)) ha ha, thanks !

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

I wouldn't say weird. Unique!

14 Aug 2009 10:53am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): thanks . but pretty one will come soon :)

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Very nice portrait and very artistic too! :o)

14 Aug 2009 11:29am

@Eleftheria: thanks E.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful portrait Mariana! With such a pretty smile and dazzling eyes it would be hard to take a bad picture I would imagine. Super processing.... ;-)

14 Aug 2009 11:59am

@Eric Cousineau: thanks Eric. Yes, Maya is very pretty girl :)

Lynn from United States

Everything about this is BEAUTIFUL!!! The model, the tones, and the processing is SUPERB!!!

14 Aug 2009 12:05pm

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

What a superb portrait and reflection !

14 Aug 2009 12:27pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

I would call it "Departure". It looks like her soul is leaving her body behind at the split second...

It's interesting that you could see and feel her smile thru the eye of the colored one but sadness thru the B&W one even though it's the same eye/shot. I guess that tells us how important the rest of our body parts playing critical roles to get a complete message across.

She is beautiful.

14 Aug 2009 12:54pm

@Ti: interesting comment, Ti :)) Thanks !

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! Love the processing on this. What a beautiful portrait!!

14 Aug 2009 1:05pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello Mariana, Oops! for the handbag, I expect the sales! lollll ...

14 Aug 2009 1:06pm

@tede: You are a smart shopper :)) I do the same :)) ha ha

"...م.ر.گ..." from Tehran, Iran

maya's enigma
its very nice portrait
i like that ;)

14 Aug 2009 1:14pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

lovely done.

14 Aug 2009 1:28pm

Tracey from Maryland, United States

Beautiful woman + beautiful processing = gorgeous image. Well done.

14 Aug 2009 1:48pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

un sourire d une fraicheur naturel, trés jolie traitement ^^

14 Aug 2009 2:27pm

10fraction from Rennes, France

Maya is the name of the forst girl I loved, I loved her so passionnately, I was mad about her....I was 10 and she never knew. Since I left my country, I always tried to find her again but was not your picture is very special to me also, It just thrills me with lots of memories from my past. It's not weird at all, it's a beautiful portrait

14 Aug 2009 2:44pm

10fraction from Rennes, France

to maya: you are beautiful

14 Aug 2009 2:45pm

@10fraction: you are so sweet :))) I wish you from all my heart to find Maya one day and to love each other again and for ever. Your story remind me of my son's story : he was only 11 when fell in love with Sonya, beautiful girl from Sarajevo. War started, we run away from there and came to Canada . Many years later he found her, but she was already married with two kids. However, when he went back to Sarajevo to visit our family he met her and her kids and husband and had a great time of memories that would never fade :))

Don from spokane, United States

I think you did a fabulous job of fulfilling the request. Novelty is interesting, but you also made it a different, but very attractive portrait. Very well done.

14 Aug 2009 2:54pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

well.. she's gorgeous! and you call that processing 'weird'? it just added more character to the photo, made it more sensational ;) fantastic!

14 Aug 2009 2:56pm

@shoti: ha ha ..well, when a girl is pretty, even 'weird' shot shows her beauty :)) thanks Shoti ! God, now I see - she reminds me on this shot of an old famous Italian actress - Claudia Cardinale :)))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful portrait of beautiful Maya. This image is creative and unusual but not at all weird. It's quite wonderful.

14 Aug 2009 3:33pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very nice and sweet processing ,mariana !
great and pretty portrait shot !
kiss !

14 Aug 2009 4:12pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Very interesting processing Mariana, so effective ---- I like it a lot .

14 Aug 2009 4:19pm

10fraction from Rennes, France

ti si iz sarajeva, A ja sam iz hrvatske, roden u Zadru. Kad si dosla u Kanadu? Vrlo mi je drago

14 Aug 2009 5:29pm

@10fraction: wow, koja slucajnost :)) Tu sam of 1997. BIla sam u Sarajevu u toku najgorih zbivanja oko 2 godine, i jedva pobjegla . Dugo mi je trebalo da dodjem ovamo . Oh, zaboravila sam ti reci - Maya je isto iz Hrvatske, mislim iz Vukovara. Djevojka mog sina :))

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great .
well done :)
I like it .

14 Aug 2009 5:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Stunning portrait. Marvelous tones. Neat composite effect.

14 Aug 2009 5:47pm

Mia from Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Love the processing, the faint third eye off in the left corner. She's pretty, I'd take more pictures of her if I were you :D Even weird ones.

14 Aug 2009 6:01pm

@Mia: thanks Mia :)) i am pretty busy with Maya, taking shots all the time, but you know - all these sweet, with smiles, posing ... :))

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

very very nice work ;)

14 Aug 2009 6:16pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Glamorous portrait. Love the tight closely-cropped framing...the processing...the light that is radiating from her cheeks.

14 Aug 2009 6:47pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Fantastic processing.

14 Aug 2009 7:26pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Brilliant! No wonder she likes it.

14 Aug 2009 7:44pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Hoho, the third eye looks at the world! Nice treatment!

14 Aug 2009 8:03pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

I agree, some people are "weird" but not us!!! We're okay. It actually is a good image, I can see why she likes it. Have a super weekend.

14 Aug 2009 8:24pm

@Monte Stevens: No, not us :)) Thanks Monte. Great weekend to you too :)

Jaol from Canarias+Asturias, Spain

Beautiful model. Great postedition. Superb.

14 Aug 2009 8:40pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Un excelente retrato con un magnífico tratamiento.
He dado un paseo por tu Blog. Me encantan tus B&W.

14 Aug 2009 8:53pm

@manel: thanks a lot . I took a tour through your blog too, you are super :))

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It is a weird one, indeed.

14 Aug 2009 8:57pm

Anthony Thomason from Phoenix, United States

Wonderful effect. I like it!

14 Aug 2009 9:27pm

@Anthony Thomason: thanks Anthony !

marianne from Toulouse, France

A very nice portrait, as a painting ....

14 Aug 2009 10:05pm

@marianne: thanks Marianne :)

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

absolutley stunning photo and processing WOW

14 Aug 2009 10:09pm

Yvon from Belgium

Yessssss ...... I love it.
have a nice week-end.

14 Aug 2009 10:13pm

Kaitlyn from United States

Awesome shot!

14 Aug 2009 10:27pm

Tomix from France

wonderful portrait ...i like the effect!

14 Aug 2009 10:28pm

cindy brown from United States

gorgeous portrait!

14 Aug 2009 10:54pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Those eyes are beautiful. The third is just uncanny. I love it. Marvelous processing.

15 Aug 2009 2:50am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Love the processing done here with the double exposure and the tilt in the framing.

15 Aug 2009 3:19am

One from Açores, Portugal

Excellent portrait and beautiful processing, well done !

15 Aug 2009 3:31am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

I dont' think it's weird, i think it's beautiful. it's like a sketch here! =] creative processing.

15 Aug 2009 4:05am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous! I wouldn't say it's "weird" - it's absolutely awesome!!!
Love the post processing. What a gorgeous model

15 Aug 2009 4:37am

@Magda: thanks Magda for your lovely comments !

djedfre from schaumburg, United States

nice approach!

15 Aug 2009 6:43am

grant from kansas city, United States

a beautiful woman, and a unique photo.

15 Aug 2009 11:08pm

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

Great work, very well proccessed

16 Aug 2009 12:40am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

On the weirdness scale it's pretty low... Excellent treatment and quite a portrait!

16 Aug 2009 1:32pm

Oliver from Paris, France

3 hypnotic eyes. I really like this photo and the beauty of the model !

16 Aug 2009 3:04pm

Ãmir from Tehran, Iran

very impressive portrait. good work!

17 Aug 2009 7:37pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Cool double exposure; very lovely model.

18 Aug 2009 5:18pm

rian from Mobile, United States

that's a very nice, attractive portrait.. great shot! :)

20 Aug 2009 2:53am

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

beautiful shot and nice portraite.

26 Aug 2009 2:38am