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Africa Through The Eyes of Child

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 1 June 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

the same child from yesterday
Kitchener, ON
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

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i love her earrings. they symbolize hope
i like her fat cheeks too.

1 Jun 2010 5:10am

@Seraphine: I love her eyes :)

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Un portrait magnifique qui ne peut laisser insensible.

1 Jun 2010 5:13am


Fantastic Look !!!!! I LOVE !!!!!!

1 Jun 2010 5:14am

Ansie from South Africa

Ah, those eyes tell a long story!

1 Jun 2010 5:16am

Lemi Hacıoğlu from Istanbul, Turkey

Super portrait.. B&W is a good choice for this cute model.. wonderfull eyes..

1 Jun 2010 5:16am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

He is awake! This look is very beautiful, amazing picture Mariana. Nice day.

1 Jun 2010 5:20am


Fantastic photo, MARIANA.


1 Jun 2010 5:33am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Magnifique, super beau portrait le noir et blanc est somptueux !! Peace !

1 Jun 2010 5:35am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

just beautiful:)

1 Jun 2010 5:43am

@kate: thanks Kate !

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful portrait. Wonderful treatment, and so excellently captured.

1 Jun 2010 6:04am

Patrick from Belgium

Plus parlant que n'importe quelle phrase.

1 Jun 2010 6:14am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait.........

1 Jun 2010 6:19am

Babzy from Besançon, France

You 're so good at portrait !!!

1 Jun 2010 6:23am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


1 Jun 2010 6:25am

@Olivier: thanks a lot :)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

5 stars. A brilliant portrait. I take my hat off to you !!
The eyes seem to hold her future...I hope it is an ennobling life ahead of her.

1 Jun 2010 6:28am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Great portrait , a pretty face with à glance of adult ...Phil.

1 Jun 2010 6:47am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beautiful liquid eyes

1 Jun 2010 6:57am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Excellent portrait....Deep look..

1 Jun 2010 6:57am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Beautiful eyes!

1 Jun 2010 7:07am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

Hat off to you, Mariana ! Very beautiful portrait of this little girl. The eyes of little children always surprised by their total innocence. An innocence that pierces me and I lost ...

1 Jun 2010 7:17am

@Marlowe: Thanks Marlowe !

kiji from valenciennes, France

very beautiful portrait :) So nice!

1 Jun 2010 7:36am

oncho from granada, Spain

Very good portrait, great shot and beautiful eyes

1 Jun 2010 7:44am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

What a wonderful eyes! Great portrait, Mariana, it makes me to think about the world that he is going to receive from us...

1 Jun 2010 7:47am

Emmeji from France

Quel regard !!!

1 Jun 2010 8:28am

kalhéo from nantes, France

splendide, rien de plus beau qu'un portrait d'enfants en plus tu as su capturé une belle expression

1 Jun 2010 8:45am

Frida from Sweden

Strong portrait and those eyes are so beautiful and sad at the same time.

1 Jun 2010 9:10am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

An excellent composition and this glance there in known as length, the big class, well with you.

1 Jun 2010 9:10am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait

1 Jun 2010 9:12am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Africa and... you, yes, you're reflected in them. Lovely expression in this great portrait.

1 Jun 2010 9:42am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

absolutely wonderful, fantastic portrait

1 Jun 2010 9:56am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a great portrait. I love the eyes - it tells a story. A very powerful shot. Bravo!

1 Jun 2010 10:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Marvellous thoughtful expression. Lovely portrait

1 Jun 2010 10:30am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very beautiful use of black & white and a great atmosphere.
I like it so much !

1 Jun 2010 10:58am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands


1 Jun 2010 11:02am

pixator from kerman, Iran

So beautiful and fantastic shot!
Very Well done!

1 Jun 2010 11:06am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful riveting shot Mariana! They eyes are full of hope and wonder! Bravo and 5-stars!!!! ;-)

1 Jun 2010 11:52am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un regard impressionnant !!
superbe portrait tourné vers l'avenir !!:)

1 Jun 2010 12:13pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

5***** for this moment of innocence...

1 Jun 2010 12:33pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

The world's sorrows in this child's eyes. Larry

1 Jun 2010 12:49pm

@Larry Elkins: thx Larry :)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful face and deep glance ! excellent and moving portrait !

1 Jun 2010 12:49pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

INCREDIBLE expression , a beautiful portrait , S , i remember all my travels in Africa with your pic. I love it ; thanks for sharing
and have a nice day , Kisses xxxx

1 Jun 2010 1:01pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

1 Jun 2010 1:05pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

Bravo for this beautiful wearing?... I wish you a good after noon

1 Jun 2010 1:08pm

dan from Paris, France

Delicious glance! A beautiful offered moment of life.

1 Jun 2010 1:09pm

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

very nice portrait. Did you make it in Africa too?

1 Jun 2010 1:18pm

@Henk van Rijssen: oh, no :)) I have all countries from the world here, in Canada . Tomorrow I will have Bangladesh boys ! Two days ago a little Chinese girl ... See, no need to travel ; no time or money to travel ;)

Ekios from Une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

stunning !

1 Jun 2010 1:19pm

Pierre C. from Belgium

Superb, Superb, Superb !!!
I love it !

1 Jun 2010 1:33pm

@Pierre C.: thx Pierre ! Thx for ur visit too .

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Breathtaking ! Details are wonderfull . Bravo .

1 Jun 2010 1:38pm


That isolated tree is on my favorite island AMELAND.
This weekend I will be there again. Hey, MARIANA have a very nice day, and thanks for the nice words.


1 Jun 2010 1:50pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait, compliments.

1 Jun 2010 2:02pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Awwww. Nice portrait. Very innocent!

1 Jun 2010 2:02pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful and intense portrait.

1 Jun 2010 2:04pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The eyes of this divine creature resemble my granddaughter Africa. They have an inexplicable beauty and perfect. Life lives in them in all their glory! Beautiful! Mariana!

1 Jun 2010 2:05pm

JUSTINE GERRARD IMAGES from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Fabulous shot, very emotive. Lovely textures, tones and reflections

1 Jun 2010 2:10pm


marsa from Tehran, Iran

impressive.great portrait of this nice baby.5*****

1 Jun 2010 2:16pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Waoh... Ce portrait est superbe

1 Jun 2010 2:21pm

Don from spokane, United States

A very strong expression made more effective with the close in crop. High dramatic impact.

1 Jun 2010 2:32pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb. Her eyes say so much.

1 Jun 2010 2:33pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

poweful image. It seems like the summertime has come at last.

1 Jun 2010 3:05pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

fantastic portrait. her eyes are like black diamond lakes to sink in forever.

1 Jun 2010 3:27pm

Irene from L C, France

Extraordinaire portrait. Son regard profond est magnifique.
Superb B&W !

1 Jun 2010 3:28pm

rian from mobile, United States

those eyes are great.. nicely captured! :)

1 Jun 2010 3:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful big brown eyes, surrounded nicely by an abundance of eyelashes. I love the reflections in her eyes as well.

1 Jun 2010 3:34pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

So sweet. Love those eyes.

1 Jun 2010 3:34pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Almost speechless, so touching and dramatic

1 Jun 2010 3:48pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


1 Jun 2010 3:55pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Can't help but wonder what kind of world she will come to know. Great shot.

1 Jun 2010 4:03pm

@Larry Lefever: Hopefully a better one than her parents had :) Well, that is Canada for :)) Thx Larry !

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a truly mesmerizing capture of life

1 Jun 2010 4:08pm

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Absolument superbe, et quel regard.... 5*
Bonne soirée.

1 Jun 2010 4:22pm

k@ from Paris, France

Superb eyes, like 2 dreamy planets full of Future - and how i love her expression...
This is a beautiful classic portrait, the kind i personally prefer. So close to natural, pure, vintage image. Bravo ! (NB : beware, your link does not lead to the strong image of yesterday that i loved a lot too but to this one)

1 Jun 2010 4:22pm

@k@: hey, thanks a lot Karine . This girl has something special to me , with this pose .. looks like thinking deeply . will look now at this link . was ok last night when uploaded :)

BeLTxA from menorca, Spain

Fantática foto.
Fantásticos ojos.
Fantásticos labios.
Fantástico cuello.
Fantástica niña.
Fantástico TODO.

1 Jun 2010 4:44pm

@BeLTxA: he he .. ALL Fantática :)

Alan from Manila, Philippines

What a pair of beautiful, expressive eyes!

1 Jun 2010 4:56pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Great portrait !! I like the look in her eyes !! Fantastic Mariana 5*

1 Jun 2010 4:59pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

fantastic portrait , expression in the eyes of this baby wondrful , great image !!! perfect ! 5* mariana

1 Jun 2010 5:06pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

AMAZING!! I love the reflection in her beautiful big eyes!

1 Jun 2010 5:34pm

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

great title.
well done.

1 Jun 2010 5:34pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Superb portrait.

1 Jun 2010 5:46pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

You are to (pearl) eyes, so beautiful photo's

1 Jun 2010 6:44pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is an amazing portrait! Bravo!

1 Jun 2010 7:09pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow, terrific eyes!

1 Jun 2010 7:13pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh wow those eyes are totally amazing, her whole world reflected in them. This is a stunning image

1 Jun 2010 7:39pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Beautiful eyes, love this portrait!!

1 Jun 2010 7:52pm

Sandra from Växjö, Sweden

oh wow. this is just stunning mariana! very powerful

1 Jun 2010 7:57pm

philippe from moselle, France

Tas de beaux yeux, tu sais !!!! superbe ....

1 Jun 2010 8:08pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
It is a very nice stylish portrait. The eyes of the inquiring gaze of the child and the earrings are positively supported by the color choice. The baby looks very cute. Have a nice evening and all the best. Sincerely Christel

1 Jun 2010 8:10pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

your's is not that bad, very natural shot. what a soft portrait! how are you, it seems to me it is a long time that we didn't have a chat.

1 Jun 2010 8:21pm

@Thierry Masson: what ? ha ha I am sure 100 % you did a bad translation in English . Are you saying this portrait is not TOO BAD ? Hey, when I comment on your picture, you are nowhere :) I usually do not knock on anyone's door two times, if do not hear from that side :) I guess you are busy or simple do not care to chat with others :)) Have a super night !

Oscar from espira de l'agly, France

I like the reflets on her eyes. Fantastic expresion

1 Jun 2010 8:40pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

innocent ... with a mysterious glittering in his/her black glowing eyes - almost unreal

1 Jun 2010 9:10pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

You're really getting the essence of a human being, no matter how old she is. Amazing!

1 Jun 2010 9:48pm

Inma from Seville, Spain

lovely infancy, this baby has a superb & beautiful eyes , bravo

1 Jun 2010 9:50pm

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Amazing portrait!

2 Jun 2010 2:41am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Wow, Mariana, what wonderful deep eyes this child has!

2 Jun 2010 4:02am

Megha from Mumbai, India

Very nice...m surprised a small child like this is into such a deep thought...what's she thinking ? cant guess

2 Jun 2010 4:33am

macgo from Spain

Me recuerda a una exposición que vi hace unos dos años de Ryszard Kapuściński

2 Jun 2010 5:06am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

wow,great.very nice.

2 Jun 2010 7:46am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

good shot .. well done!

2 Jun 2010 7:59am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wow, you caught the look

2 Jun 2010 8:14am

Tomix from landerneau, France

superb portrait!!!

2 Jun 2010 11:39am

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Excellent child portrait !


2 Jun 2010 12:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such soulful eyes on such a little one. A brilliant portrait, Mariana.

2 Jun 2010 7:43pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy tierna... qué ojos... hay tantas preguntas en ellos...

2 Jun 2010 10:58pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Don't know what to say, Mariana... 5***** (*sigh*) ;)

3 Jun 2010 4:46pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Le pauvre, il a la misère dans son regard.
Magnifique cliché.

3 Jun 2010 7:16pm

daruish from Iran

Great work...

4 Jun 2010 12:29pm

@daruish: thx ... there is no your link here . try to fix this !

Jennie from United States

I am in love with this shot! Excellent!! Look at those eyes!

4 Jun 2010 1:17pm

@Jennie: oh, Jennie, try to fix your link . I cannot get back to you :)

Christophe Esnard from Angoulême, France

Great and moving portrait !

4 Jun 2010 8:51pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

power. beautifully illuminated face.

5 Jun 2010 5:01pm

Mike from United States

Wow... I'm having a good time here today! This shot (honestly) reminds me of a LIFE magazine cover. Exceptional.

5 Jun 2010 11:42pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

What eyes! Extraordinary

6 Jun 2010 1:28am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Those wonderful eyes stays with me long after I´m gone to the next photo. Great shot!

6 Jun 2010 8:04am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Awesome !! What a wonderful portrait and I'm touched by this young girl ! 5*

6 Jun 2010 9:48am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

J'aime les photos qui parlent. Et celle ci me dit beaucoup de choses.
I love pictures that talk, and this one tells me a lot of things.

8 Jun 2010 8:51pm

@DowsherVision: Thanks a lot . I know this picture is great, but do not you think that last picture talks too . It talks so much , but unfortunately many cannot hear it and understand ! Maybe this is just a part of Canadian culture..I do not know !

joshi daniel from India

captivating eyes!

9 Jun 2010 6:46am

Lori from Michigan, United States

those eyes!!! so expressive!!!!

9 Jun 2010 10:16pm

jm from Davao City, Philippines

expressive and dramatic!

27 Jun 2010 1:13pm

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain

..a great portfolio you have..

13 Mar 2011 6:06pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Beautiful B and W, and great eyes.

5 Jun 2012 2:11pm