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"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

Louis Hebert from Texas to, Kuwait

Very interesting choices here

23 Mar 2010 5:32am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid just 5*

23 Mar 2010 6:07am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Interesting picture, great capture and good post treatment. But I really don´t like the blue you have kept in his eye, matching the blue in the background. It´s too "smart". Looking at it, it´s takes to much of my attention.

23 Mar 2010 6:15am

@larans: thx Larans . I desaturated his very red face and left the color of eye, without thinking of matching the rest of the picture . Maybe I should have left the color of his face to reduce this contrast !

macgo from Spain

Un retrato magnífico, lleno de expresividad y con un tratamiento excelente

23 Mar 2010 6:23am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

once again impressive photo, but vert interesting composition

23 Mar 2010 6:34am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

He seems very affable as well...


23 Mar 2010 6:36am

@Richard T: he is on the street asking for change, maybe that can help him for this affordable haircut :)) Or he simply do not care for haircut , but just finding a cool corner to hide there on this very cold day :)

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Un beau portrait avec l'évocation du temps qui est bien présente grâce à la rouille. Bonne journée.

23 Mar 2010 6:39am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

He would marry you at once, he looks so dear to you. The blue in his eye - it bestows some stress to the portrait, otherwise attention would be drawn to the bg due to it's color. This one queues into the row of your characterful portraits.

23 Mar 2010 6:45am

@NaDu: ha ha ..I would never marry him :)) I only spared some change what he was asking for :)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic portrait of this affordable-man, and great work Mariana

23 Mar 2010 7:04am

NANNE from Netherlands

Every day a new photo, every day a surprice, MARIANA!


23 Mar 2010 7:31am

@NANNE: thanks Nanne !

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Fabulous far out portrait.
He has a twinkle in his eye. It appears he likes what he's looking at. ;-)

23 Mar 2010 7:38am

T.h.o.m.a.s. from Paris, France

beautiful blue eye !!

23 Mar 2010 7:57am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice portrait , very expressive , once again I'm happy to see your picture ! Phil.

23 Mar 2010 8:03am

jpla from St Barthélemy d'Anjou, France

Quel joli sourire ! Bonne journée.

23 Mar 2010 8:05am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A powerful image and excellent! I love the frame you have chosen. In a somewhat covered half his face and the other half words! The expression of pleasant and friendly man. Its light-toned eye is a marvel. Mariana Very good!

23 Mar 2010 8:45am

lili from Narbonne, France

wahaou very wonderful portrait. Great work Mariana

23 Mar 2010 8:46am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Love the rust and the blue, carried over to his eyes.

23 Mar 2010 8:49am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

again an incredible portrait , S ! it is your hairdresser ? ;-)
Have a beautiful day

23 Mar 2010 8:50am

aneclectique from Barcelona, Spain

Hey thnks so much.

I like this portrait and the blue eye.

Great work.

23 Mar 2010 9:02am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Another great portrait ! The alone blue eye is impressive and seens amused by the moment ! ;-) Nicely composed and so well captured !

23 Mar 2010 9:14am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

With blue eyes that look at you! Sublime portrait Mariana, a beautiful day.

23 Mar 2010 9:25am

@tede: Tede, I have a problem connecting your page ..

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb composition of the photo ! And a great portrait ! Beautiful !

23 Mar 2010 9:47am

Emmeji from France

Quel regard malicieux !

23 Mar 2010 10:07am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Fabulous portrait. What a smile!

23 Mar 2010 10:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent composition and treatment, the model is pretty good too. Nicely poised:)

23 Mar 2010 10:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice portrait ! I like the background as well.

23 Mar 2010 10:59am

Frida from Sweden

What a great portrait this is.

23 Mar 2010 11:24am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super captured Mariana! Love the rogueish look on his face! ;-)

23 Mar 2010 11:38am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

he looks like a nice fella. lovely portrait

23 Mar 2010 11:40am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The one eye showing and how you enhanced it, a very hypnotic portrait.

23 Mar 2010 11:56am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic portrait. Love how you captured his half-smile and one twinkling blue eye. Excellent processing!

23 Mar 2010 11:58am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Very fantastic portrait !

23 Mar 2010 12:06pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Another fantastic portrait. You find the most interesting subjects.

23 Mar 2010 12:06pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Joli portrait expressif

23 Mar 2010 12:15pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Sadly, "affordable haricuts" typically have be hidden under a hat and a hood. This blue eyed gentleman had to find out the hard way. ;-)

23 Mar 2010 12:46pm

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

What I like in your pictures Mariana, is that we are always surprised... And I like that !

23 Mar 2010 12:46pm

Magrat from Germany

Wow... this is such an amazing picture. So meaningful and well processed... You're an artist... 5***** for sure! Greetings!

23 Mar 2010 1:08pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb portrait work, I like how you processed this also

23 Mar 2010 1:09pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice portrait from a man with a blue eye. Nice to look at

23 Mar 2010 1:35pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Looks slightly drunk? Great shot, you got him by surprise?

23 Mar 2010 1:46pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

after the cow-boy of yesterday, here is the pirat ;-)) great portrait full of character ! love the desaturated colors and the background !

23 Mar 2010 2:24pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such a stunning portrait

23 Mar 2010 2:24pm

Don from spokane, United States

He has a friendly face. A very interesting street shot. The haircut sign adds to the interest.

23 Mar 2010 2:57pm

Julie from Easton, United States

He has a friendly smile and the blue eye is stunning!

23 Mar 2010 3:02pm

Hoda from Yazd, Iran

very nice shot

23 Mar 2010 3:03pm

Lemi Hacıoğlu from Istanbul, Turkey

Great shot..

23 Mar 2010 3:06pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

The colors here are fantastic and he has a wonderful face.

23 Mar 2010 3:21pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

I like his blue eye. A super image !

23 Mar 2010 3:22pm

dany-yepa from Nice, France

a great portrait of this man , smile nice, beautiful eyes , excellent light .

23 Mar 2010 3:31pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Shave 50¢ : ] best...jerry

23 Mar 2010 3:32pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow. Fantastic picture. So deep. You capture souls. I am so impressed by your ability to reach in and evoke that kind of trust and response. Clearly your subjects are responding to you! :)

23 Mar 2010 3:59pm

@Bettina: I am responding to them first :)) Thanks a lot Bettina ;)

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

This works so well, M. The blue of his eyes pierce the soul of the viewer.

23 Mar 2010 4:29pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

J'aime beaucoup l'oeil malicieux ...
Et le fond est génial.

23 Mar 2010 4:45pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A super composed shot, with fantastic processing.

23 Mar 2010 5:08pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

tout droit tiré d'un film.

23 Mar 2010 5:51pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

He looks so pleased, for the change not for the picture (or both?).

23 Mar 2010 5:57pm

@António Pires: he got enough for a beer . as for pictures he really did not mind :))

Jean-Louis from France

Magnifiques les portraits que tu arrive à faire dans la rue !!!
Superbe et belle compo !!

23 Mar 2010 6:00pm

Sylvie from entre Angers et Saumur, France

Rigolo le monsieur !

23 Mar 2010 6:01pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

But looks like te smile is free. Good deal and real nice complicity here.
One could swim in that blue!

Good day to You Lady Mariana.

23 Mar 2010 6:47pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

unique perspective and one of the rare time you use flash? just beautifully done again.. :)

23 Mar 2010 6:51pm

@Martin: it was a day time , no , no flash :) what makes you think so ?

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

Nice portrait and great compo.

23 Mar 2010 6:56pm

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Me gusta el tratamiento que le has dado a la foto, te ha quedado un retrato genial.

23 Mar 2010 7:16pm

oscar from Barcelona, Spain


23 Mar 2010 8:05pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent yet again !

23 Mar 2010 8:09pm

rian from mobile, United States

he looks like a grizzly bear on the prowl.. :D it's good you captured him with a smile on his face.. :) well done! :D

23 Mar 2010 8:23pm

Seraphine from San Francisci, United States

i'm not going to complain about how much it costs to have my hair done.
i'm not going to complain about how much it costs to have my hair done.
i'm not going to complain about how much it costs to have my hair done.
i'm not going to complain about how much it costs to have my hair done.
oh hell, it's damned expensive! but it's worth every cent... er, dollar.

23 Mar 2010 9:09pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

This guy really looks interesting! Some pirate charme here... Great portrait!

23 Mar 2010 9:59pm

joshi daniel from India

that's a cool expression and loved his eyes!

23 Mar 2010 10:14pm

philippe from dijon, France

Une image exceptionnelle, j'adore ! bravo............

23 Mar 2010 10:17pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent shot Mariana ! Your portraits are awesome...very natural !

24 Mar 2010 12:25am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Another fabulous portrait with interesting post processing and texture

24 Mar 2010 12:34am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Nice eyes

24 Mar 2010 1:02am

shoti from somewhere in, China

affordable haircuts but not so affordable shaving? hehe another beautiful portrait Mariana.

24 Mar 2010 1:17am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

The processing is amazing!!!

24 Mar 2010 4:16am

One from Açores, Portugal

A very beautiful portrait, I like the composition of image, well done !

24 Mar 2010 4:30am

k@ from Paris, France

What a generous smile he has, and i love the colors in the background, blue & rust, like him : his blue eye still so vivid and the rusty life he mght have been through. Very friendly portrait.

24 Mar 2010 7:50am

@k@: thanks Karine for looking back !

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Well done, but the blue of the eye is a bit too blue maybe :)

Did you try to turn everything in black & withe and just let the eye in a (soft) blue ? :)

Exellent shot anyway ! Well done again :)

24 Mar 2010 7:55am

@Ekios: hey thanks . NO, I tried nothing else but what you see here :)) I like it . If not it would be in a recycle bin :)

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

Perfect capture!

24 Mar 2010 10:50am

crash from Weehawken, NJ, United States

Bill Murray ????

24 Mar 2010 12:13pm

@crash: exactly :)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Affordable... seems something in the past and sometimes I consider just letting mine go long like I wore it in the late 60's but I fear the goofy look would make me need a hood like this guy.

24 Mar 2010 12:42pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

By the way -- I like the color of his eye...

24 Mar 2010 12:43pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

Love the title of this for it completely encompasses his surroundings which once again has a story. The lack of skin color in his face though gives him a completely ghost like appearance which draws too much attention to his eyes and less to the remainder of the photo. Curious as to why you did this? I don't believe it was necessary. Would like to see what the original looked like before desaturation.

24 Mar 2010 1:40pm

@Candid1: thx Candid for paying an attention to this portrait . I have no other answer to your question but I was following my style and taste while processing this image . I did not like his very red face and that is all ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent expression on this man. The processing is wonderful. Love the blue eye.

24 Mar 2010 3:31pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

nicely shot mariana! ... and that guy loooked pretty happy to see you :)

24 Mar 2010 5:33pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a portrait !

24 Mar 2010 9:27pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Lovely portrait! I like his blue eye. Your work with the colors is nice.

24 Mar 2010 11:22pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Gran retrato de mucha expresión

25 Mar 2010 8:51am

mark / one way photo from London, United Kingdom

Super portrait. I like the unusual colours too

25 Mar 2010 9:21am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Mariana, a great portrait. Well done.

25 Mar 2010 10:48am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

you have caught a wonderful expression, good shot

25 Mar 2010 11:31am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image with a nice processing.

25 Mar 2010 1:51pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait, realy beautiful!

25 Mar 2010 5:17pm

lydia from Paris, France

A superb portrait Mariana !!!

26 Mar 2010 5:07pm

@lydia: thx Lydia !

Chris.B from Olburgen, Netherlands

Very interesting choices here

26 Mar 2010 7:59pm

Ben from Lyon, France

What a smile!! what an eye !!!

29 Mar 2010 6:37am

Stef67 from in my head, France

un portrait superbe et remplis de vie, bravo^^

2 Apr 2010 1:31pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

He looks so happy - you caught a wonderful moment

8 Apr 2010 4:31am

Reno from México DF, Mexico

What a good find!! I love the colors and this eye, this is superb!

15 Apr 2010 9:39pm

@Reno: thx Reno :)

Klaudia J from Slovensko, Slovakia

Great work!

3 May 2010 12:35pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 200
11 mm