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When I see you laugh, I laugh


"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

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Haha. It's impossible to look at this image and not crack a smile. It's contagious! Fantastic capture of the laughing boy. It's quite a wild catch! :D

19 May 2010 5:18am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Laughing ... it's infectious


19 May 2010 5:24am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Marvelously conceived image..wonderful title. :-)

19 May 2010 5:28am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Moi aussi car il respire la joie de vivre et c'est une chose qui manque cruellement dans notre monde actuel.

19 May 2010 5:28am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

really great, grabed just at the right time

19 May 2010 5:30am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Both look very happy, I like the laugh of this young man, very well catched.

19 May 2010 5:41am

k@ from Paris, France

How cool, love to see people laugh (or smile, as you'll see at my place today ;) and this photo of yours propose a super interplay between boy & girl, both going in opposite directions but with their happy mood to link them anyway. What is it up his Dslr, looks like an antenna on top of a flash or something ? Did he take your picture too ? I love his expression, so open-happy ! "Good service, good advice", good photo ;)

19 May 2010 5:44am

@k@: Ya, very happy moment on your side too . looks like we are both in a good mood today :) Without bus and that girl I would not think of posting this shot :)) I do not know this young fellow, but you know I just joined him while he was shoting a group of bikers jumping over some stuff and falling straight on the street . He had a toki-voki, informing these bikers that light on the street was red / closed and that they can go with their performance . Some really funny and crazy stuff . I laughed with this man too, since none of these bikers succeeded to jump properly :)

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

chouette traitement !

19 May 2010 5:59am

@Marie LC: thanks Marie :))

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

beautiful laugh!! lets all giggle!! lovely shot!!:)))

19 May 2010 6:06am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A great streetphoto, photographed at the right time, with a perfect title.

19 May 2010 6:37am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

haha nice! photography is just so much fun when you're shooting with others!

19 May 2010 6:44am

@Liang: actually we were not together . I shoted him when he was shoting others :)

trilliana from Munich, Germany

makes me laughing, too. very lively portrait. have a happy day.

19 May 2010 6:45am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

changed the oil and laughter can run :). Good service, and laughing is infectuous, as someone told already.

19 May 2010 6:46am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

great situation very very cool

19 May 2010 6:47am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Laughter is contagious, I do not know how you do to be there at the right time but it is magical! Good day.

19 May 2010 6:48am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

Well done ! And it does every time ! ... I too laugh !

19 May 2010 7:02am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

What a moment!! Realy fantastic shot Mariana!!

19 May 2010 7:09am

iren from tehran, Iran

beautiful laugh!great!

19 May 2010 7:26am

@iren: thanks Iren

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Hehe, priceless. :-)

19 May 2010 7:33am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Makes me smile :).. fantastic shot.

19 May 2010 7:55am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Very good presentation and framing for this beautiful photograph black and white, two smiles, congratulation.

19 May 2010 8:09am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great composition!

19 May 2010 8:11am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Excellent!!! Superb composition and tones. I love it! There are not a lot of things that beat laughter!
"Laughter is an instant vacation." ~ Milton Berle
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." ~ Irish Proverb

19 May 2010 8:13am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A great laugher makes twelve people laugh!
What a fabulous capture.

19 May 2010 8:16am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli sourire ! Bonne journée

19 May 2010 8:19am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A smile laughter cascading...

19 May 2010 8:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such an exciting interplay of vectors and layers in the image all coming together in one message of joy. Very cleverly seen and presented.

19 May 2010 8:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent serendipity

19 May 2010 9:37am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Wow What a nice picture. Very beautifull

19 May 2010 9:46am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Suberb street shot.. and he's laughing so lustily, it seems! :)

19 May 2010 9:46am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Very original again!!!

19 May 2010 9:47am

Emmeji from France

Alors, rions ensemble, ça fait du bien :)))))))

19 May 2010 9:57am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Make me smile too !!! Beautiful catch !!!

19 May 2010 10:08am

kiji from valenciennes, France

and laught is good for health ;)
good shot!

19 May 2010 10:21am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I can see why, handsome young guy and I love your photo finish, fantastic mood here Mariana :)

19 May 2010 10:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Afghanistan

Ha ha ! I laugh, too ! Five stars*****

19 May 2010 10:56am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Fabulous image Mariana! I love the expression of man in the foreground. An excellent composition with great joy and a climate problem! Even the poster girl laughs! Excellent!!! Best regards, Adela

19 May 2010 11:05am

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

Great spirit of the street in this photo!

19 May 2010 11:17am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love how his expression is mirrored in that on the ad on the bus. Excellent street capture!

19 May 2010 11:44am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super street capture Mariana! An all around feel good picture! Well done!!! ;-)

19 May 2010 12:14pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the smile in the foreground and in the background.

19 May 2010 12:37pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

laught are communicative there , even if they don't have the same direction :-) Well done , S , always the right eyes at the right place ;)
have a nice day , kiss kiss

19 May 2010 12:54pm

jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Excllent !

19 May 2010 12:56pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Rire nous fait gagner quelques années, alors ne nous privons pas :)
Génial les deux plans!

19 May 2010 12:58pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

With a smile ...Superb photo !

19 May 2010 1:13pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice catch, with a perfect timming. An image full of joy.

19 May 2010 1:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Infectious laugh! I love the car mirror.

19 May 2010 1:57pm

Ansie from South Africa

2 laughing faces in one! A photo like this makes everyone smile, and feel happy - thank you!

19 May 2010 2:21pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Laughter is contagious. I like to get at least a dozen doses a day. :)

19 May 2010 2:25pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

It works! I chuckled as well--smiles are contagious.

19 May 2010 2:25pm

Annierita from New Delhi, India

I love those portraits taken in the street so natural and so good !

19 May 2010 2:35pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

I laugh, you laugh, he-she laughs, we laugh, you laugh, they laugh... It seems a lesson of verbs, but is the feeling from this so interesting picture. Bravo!

19 May 2010 2:42pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

So happy ! very lovely . It's a sad world we need happiness so much .

19 May 2010 2:44pm

Don - SLACKWATER from spokane, United States

An amazing capture! The grins are infectious...who can't smile in return?

19 May 2010 2:45pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contagious laughter

19 May 2010 3:20pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Hahahaha! What a catch! This shot is so freezing the right moment!

19 May 2010 3:48pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

...le rire est bien contagieux !
Bonne journée lumineuse et joyeuse!

19 May 2010 3:52pm

JEAN-PIERRE from Romans, France

bonsoir Mariana . le rire est le propre de l'homme , mais s'affiche de moins en moins . bises

19 May 2010 3:52pm

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, France

be here at the right time !!!! I'm impress !!!! I love this compo Mariana !!! Big kiss to you !!

19 May 2010 3:58pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great shot :)

19 May 2010 4:01pm

Jyoti from India

too good!

19 May 2010 4:35pm

rian from mobile, United States

both of them in a good mood.. that's a nice candid shot you got here.. :)

19 May 2010 4:44pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Yes, it is contagious! Great capture there!

19 May 2010 5:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What perfect timing to capture this elated moment. He's got a great smile!

19 May 2010 5:05pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a super shot wonderful tones, an I am sure everyone who sees this also at the very least breaks out in a big smile

19 May 2010 5:09pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Haha, I had to laugh also seeing how you related the image on the bus to the man's infectious laughter. Great find!

19 May 2010 5:33pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the composition and the title

19 May 2010 5:40pm

Metti from shiraz, Iran

Very well done and perfect shot, dear Mariana... ;)

19 May 2010 6:19pm

Bruno from Braine l'Alleud, Belgium

Chouette ton traitement photo!

19 May 2010 6:23pm

barbod from rasht, Iran


19 May 2010 6:35pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

excellent compo and title lol , super well done , excellent traitment

19 May 2010 6:39pm

macgo from Spain


19 May 2010 6:46pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

He really looks like the younger brother of Italian actor Roberto Benigni ... a fine study of an obviously happy moment in his life

19 May 2010 6:56pm

@R.J.Dee: Hey Ralph. Always pleasure to hear from you . It's been a long time I have not seen your new picture . I got to your page right now ;)

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

Nice correspendence and a supercharged energy with the laugh and the smile. Screaming life in virtual and in the real. What was he shooting at with his wireless flash-trigger.
Great dynamics!Great capture!

Cheers Mariana.

19 May 2010 7:05pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent compo!!! Very nice shot!

19 May 2010 7:20pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

brilliant street photography

19 May 2010 7:24pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow..irresistable smiling here:) love the boy's one.. so spontanious..not sure if I like
the Hollywood smile of the woman..a great picture again Mariana!

19 May 2010 7:27pm

Vahid from Tabriz, Iran


19 May 2010 7:28pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very nice composition ,a great piece of life !!
kisses !

19 May 2010 7:46pm

Pomme from France

Un rire vraiment communicatif :)

19 May 2010 7:47pm

philippe from dijon, France

Salut Mariana, je reviens sur la toile et vois que tu es toujours au top, bravo pour cette belle image dynamique et bien composée, passe une bonne soirée....
Nouvelle adresse blog :

19 May 2010 7:52pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It makes me laugh to, great shot, well done.

19 May 2010 8:10pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent catch that two laughing people. Great interaction.

19 May 2010 8:26pm

Gérard Méry from saint-cyr sur Loire, France

Deux rires le type et l'affiche du car, génial !

19 May 2010 8:30pm

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

OMg gr8 shot!!

19 May 2010 11:14pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

Mariana, Mariana Mariana, You continue to just rule, I am so awed by your consistant beautiful candid work, just one of a kind..

19 May 2010 11:18pm

Merilee from Tn, United States

awesome! the colors is perfect...

20 May 2010 12:38am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Brilliant capture Mariana ! Captured at the perfect moment...their laughter is almost contagious :)

20 May 2010 2:30am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Riding late tonight. A crack up...two that couldn't wait for ST !!! best...jerry

20 May 2010 2:37am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'm smiling! There is so much going on in this frame. It's wonderful.

20 May 2010 3:40am

rainboy from Nainital, India

One of the best shots,I've come across in recent times. I love this. Beautifully captured. :)

20 May 2010 4:05am

zahra from shiraz, Iran


20 May 2010 4:52am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

una composición que me trasmite alegría y diversión, excelente!!

20 May 2010 4:55pm

philippe from moselle, France

il fallait aussi être là au bon moment, tu y étais, vraiment hallucinant !!!

20 May 2010 6:33pm

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Nicely done ! Excellent compo !

20 May 2010 7:37pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Pretty extraordinary all around...

22 May 2010 5:05pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

superb composition! great candid

23 May 2010 4:44am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great spontaneous photo!

23 May 2010 7:11pm

David from Detroit, United States

Great composition and contrast in subject and environment.

25 May 2010 1:15am