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Celtic Art Collector

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 17 May 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Kitchener, Ontario
May, 2010


"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

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing detail, very good image

17 May 2010 5:10am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A perfectly exquisite portrait !!! Outstanding.

17 May 2010 5:15am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

a very nice heavily contrasted portrait!

17 May 2010 5:20am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Incredible capture. Extraordinary processing. I am Celtic to the core.

17 May 2010 5:31am

@john4jack: that's why you like this portrait :)))

macgo from Spain

Ayer intenté retocar unos retratos que ya publicaré pero ni se acercan a estas maravillas.

17 May 2010 5:31am

Bernardo from Spain

Te ha queado un retrato en B&W con un buen encuadre excelentes.

17 May 2010 5:34am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

as always a perfect frame in this portrait with impresseve face details

17 May 2010 5:43am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

nice strong portrait and nice bw

17 May 2010 5:46am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent portrait, I like the facial expression, very nice processing. Good day Mariana.

17 May 2010 5:56am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

WOW! Larry

17 May 2010 6:10am

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

I was at a Celtec festival yesterday, but didn't see men like this :-) Nevertheless a great photo with much detail.

17 May 2010 6:34am

@Henk van Rijssen: Come to Waterloo, and you will see them , and we can visit a gallery of this man :) He was closing his gallery at Sunday late afternoon when I saw him. He invited me to come at any time to take pictures of anything I find cool in his gallery !

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's great! Incredible detail and crispness to the image. Your title is hilarious. He may be that, but it's the first I've heard such a distinction. From the felt hat to the suspenders, I wonder what kind of art he's collecting. Surely no Warhol or Lichtenstein. :)

17 May 2010 6:46am

k@ from Paris, France

Seems to me you like old men with beards, don't you ? You have a "serie" now, and a great one ! Another good one here with not a single hair missing ;) He seems speaking to you at the moment. Cool are the patterns behind him echoed by the one on his shirt and the white stripe echoing his black strap in your compo.

17 May 2010 6:58am

@k@: hmmmm.... I cannot tell that I like them, I mean for me ( ha ha ) , but for my camera , sure , I like them. In fact I did not think of it before , but now I really see how many portraits I already posted and how many portraits I still have to post, and 90% are older guys with beard . YEs, we were talking . He was about closing his gallery, taking inside some funny chairs he exposed on the street in front of his gallery . Will visit him again to see his gallery . He welcomed me !

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very artistic portrait with beautiful b&w ! I like this lovely shot with fantastic detail
Great work

17 May 2010 6:58am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Excellent capture. The details are amazing!

17 May 2010 7:00am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Du très grand art !

17 May 2010 7:04am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

What a beautiful portrait!

17 May 2010 7:24am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent portrait! Superbe expression!

17 May 2010 7:37am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb portrait.. wonderful expression.

17 May 2010 7:46am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Not saying that photography was two-dimensional! A face with a fabulous expression and in three dimensions! A W / B terrific! Best regards, Mariana!

17 May 2010 7:52am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A face like a landscape, very impressive!

17 May 2010 8:02am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! A masterpiece! A terrific portrait. I like everything about it, from the detail to the crop. Was he frowning at you or talking to you?

17 May 2010 8:17am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Another great, outstanding portrait with your personal point of view.

17 May 2010 8:45am

phil from angouleme, France

Sacrée gueule bien mise en image , y a pas le n&b

17 May 2010 9:01am

jean-pierre from Romans sur Isère, France

bonjour Mariana . une vraie belle "gueule" d'ancien chercheur d'or ! superbe ton cliché . bisous

17 May 2010 9:17am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

What a fabulous portrait, Mariana, we can see each detail and more...

17 May 2010 9:34am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait ! really great !

17 May 2010 9:35am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic portrait of this Artist, superb finish Mariana :)

17 May 2010 9:39am

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

I can only agree with other`s opinions, wonderful work and very special model as well!

17 May 2010 9:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully textured and detailed portrait

17 May 2010 9:47am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great B&W portrait ! I love the contrasts and the details, really well done :)

17 May 2010 9:51am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Wonderful b/w portrait!

17 May 2010 10:01am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

magnifique portrait !!!!
très attachant !

17 May 2010 10:08am

Emmeji from France

Encore un beau portrait !!!

17 May 2010 10:18am

pixator from Iran

What a fascination
Very good!

17 May 2010 10:20am

joshi daniel from India

powerful and beautiful image!

17 May 2010 10:30am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait and beautiful B+W!

17 May 2010 10:30am

Christophe from Cherbourg, France

Superbe ce portrait, il est comme argenté !

17 May 2010 11:11am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

You have massaged his ego to highest level with this image Mariana.


17 May 2010 11:11am

rem_la from Villiers, France

magnifique ....tout simplement !

17 May 2010 11:21am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful street portrait Mariana! Excellent detail! ;-)

17 May 2010 11:55am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Extraordinary portrait. Excellent!!

17 May 2010 11:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I have to say "Strong !" Due to his character and your way of presentation. Great portrait.

17 May 2010 12:16pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Great portrait ! I like his expression and your treatment !

17 May 2010 12:54pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Impressive portrait..(for a moment I thought it was my neighbour:))
What impresses me here is all the details,but it never is too distractive...

17 May 2010 1:05pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Another great character found... you should cast movies!

17 May 2010 1:18pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

i like your processing in this kind of portrait ,very "strong" !!
five stars !
kisses !

17 May 2010 1:23pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Great portrait where caractere is marking his face. Love curtains coordinated in the stone flours of his shirt

17 May 2010 1:31pm

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

marvelous portrait !

17 May 2010 1:35pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb portrait and processing, top notch

17 May 2010 1:37pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Superb portrait! The little details of his beard are fantastic...such a great capture. My compliments.

17 May 2010 1:49pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Excellent :)

17 May 2010 2:09pm

jelb from France

a nice contrast..Amazing details..Bravo!

17 May 2010 2:14pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

a long time I follow your work, better and better ! I would say first class !!

17 May 2010 2:42pm

@kerfendal: that is right , Max . Since I started taking pictures and posting them on other site we know each other :)) I am so happy to hear this lovely comment from you . Many thanks .

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Nope :)) This portrait is exquisite totally on its own.

17 May 2010 2:43pm

@john4jack: ha ha .. ok, than . thx again, Jack :)

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Great BW portrait ! Mariana

17 May 2010 2:57pm

Daiyen from Penang, Malaysia

Great portrait with strong expression and details. The monochrome colour treatment makes the patterns on the wall and his shirt appear more distinctive.

17 May 2010 2:58pm

Don from spokane, United States

A marvelous study in portraiture! Excellent quaitty on every hand.

17 May 2010 3:13pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Another wonderful facial landscape. I love one eye peering over the glasses and one looking through. Excellent!

17 May 2010 3:17pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The Celtics are a NBA team in the playoffs...this chap looks a bit grizzled to be in the playoffs : ] best...jerry

17 May 2010 3:27pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India


17 May 2010 3:37pm

Bruno F from Précigné, France

fantastic b&w portrait !!

17 May 2010 3:39pm

lili from *, Iran

Nice pic!

17 May 2010 3:41pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Beautiful beard!

17 May 2010 4:07pm

Irene from France

Very strong and expressive ! Superb B&W !

17 May 2010 4:13pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Very expressive! Cool b/w!

17 May 2010 4:15pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing portrait , great details and contrast ; very nice

17 May 2010 4:17pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

You've captured the details of his face in such relief --what fascinating people you photograph.

17 May 2010 4:18pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

you won't believe it but last year i met a collector of native american tribe's stuff in battle mountain, nevada, who looks quite the same as this guy does. maybe they are brothers or every collector looks like that. funny coincidence and a fantastic portrait.

17 May 2010 4:31pm

@trilliana: ha ha .. yes, all collectors are the same :) and they smell the same :)) Antique smell !!!

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Very nice portrait; I like the angle.

17 May 2010 4:50pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent portrait - great face and expression

17 May 2010 5:17pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

brilliant portrait!!:))

17 May 2010 5:19pm

rian from mobile, United States

he looks like one of those guys looking for gold.. :) very nice portrait shot.. :)

17 May 2010 5:30pm

Michel [Une photo, vite..] from France

It's simply great, very beautiful..a "strong" face !

17 May 2010 5:32pm

Oscar from espira de l'agly, France

Nice portrait!

17 May 2010 5:33pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

nice picture, good evening

17 May 2010 6:24pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great portrait! The sharp details are rock n roll!

17 May 2010 6:36pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Yes !
La définition est extrême. Coté carage, tu as choisi la chemise à carreaux plutôt que le chapeau, c'est discutable.

17 May 2010 6:40pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Your portraits are always full of character! I like the high contrast you use

17 May 2010 6:50pm

@Magda: Thanks Magda !

philippe from moselle, France

wouha, quel définition, c'est impressionnant !!!

17 May 2010 6:57pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A great portrait, and a nice editing as always

17 May 2010 6:59pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

I love it, verry nice so in black end white, expression.

17 May 2010 7:10pm

Pomme from France

Superbe portrait en noir & blanc :)

17 May 2010 7:33pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

OMG, this is a portrait if I've ever seen one! Just WOW... haha, and yes, 'Old man's beard' isn't any longer just a name of a plant, but also Mariana's passion... (I read K@'s comment above... ;) )

17 May 2010 7:40pm

@Magrat: are you teasing the same as Akrine ? ha ha .. ok, men with beard are my type of guys :)) Need to find one ASAP :)

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent portrait, very detailed. The expressive face is well catched.

17 May 2010 7:56pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another great portrait capture. And the plaid pattern of his shirt stands out nicely here.

17 May 2010 8:31pm

Gérard Méry from saint-cyr sur Loire, France

Magnifique ce portrait en N&B de haute qualité.

17 May 2010 8:32pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Mariana, your portraits get better and better!

17 May 2010 8:34pm

@Curly: come on , Curly :)) All my portraits are good ;)) ha ha

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

what a deep look.
it is very impressive.
well done

17 May 2010 8:36pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great portrait

17 May 2010 9:07pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That's sure a face with a few stories to tell !

17 May 2010 10:16pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful portrait, the details are excellent ! At first glance, I thought he must be a professor :)

17 May 2010 10:31pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

What a powerful portrait!

17 May 2010 11:11pm

Polydactyle from Montreal, Canada

Nice portrait. The details are excellent!!

18 May 2010 12:42am

Merilee from Tn, United States

this is cool for b & it...lightning is perfect.

18 May 2010 1:30am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

incredible portrait, Mariana :) he looks like someone from another time!

18 May 2010 1:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool portrait of this gentleman. Exceptional processing, Mariana.

18 May 2010 2:24am

Nishith from Mumbai, India

This is an absolute countryside stunner

18 May 2010 3:35am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

what nobody mentions is this guy is in his early 30s.
and he knows how to yodel.
but seriously mariana, i love your photography. you take the best pictures of people!

18 May 2010 4:44am

@Seraphine: oh..uh... I never blush though :) thx Sera !

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

impresionante retrato, 5*, saludos!!

18 May 2010 9:24am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Messina, Italy

Really beautiful tones and portrait!

18 May 2010 10:21am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Fantastic portrait

18 May 2010 11:14am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

maizing portrait. Nice details and fabolous sharpness.

18 May 2010 11:36am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Another one of your marvellous portraits with a great expression. Wonderful details and sharpness.

18 May 2010 11:52am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Excellent portrait. I love it.

21 May 2010 11:14pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

F A N T A S T I C !!!!!

22 May 2010 9:29pm

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands

A perfectly exquisite portrait

23 May 2010 4:54pm

Mike from United States

Fantastic detail in this. Wonderful.

24 May 2010 5:26am

Madeleine from Montréal, Canada

Epic photo! Crisp sharpness.

13 Jul 2010 3:09pm