Where to buy a cool hat, Mr. ?

Posted by Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 14 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Kitchener, Ontario
July, 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

Really great portrait, he looks happy to be shot

14 Jul 2010 5:29am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

haha, that is one cool hat! I like the processing here

14 Jul 2010 5:33am

Mistral from Alsace, France

He has a so lively facial expression. Cheeky and friendly .

14 Jul 2010 5:47am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fabulous capture, Mariana. This guy is a real find. And a wonderful character. He has a lot of humor and kindness in his face. Seems to be quite comfortable in his cool hat. I love his luminous eyes and the highlights over his body and clothes.

14 Jul 2010 5:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


14 Jul 2010 6:13am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely portrait!! lookin right at ya!:)

14 Jul 2010 6:24am

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Great one !Nicely done !


14 Jul 2010 6:40am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Love his hat, his skinny frame, and the wonderful treatment of his face, especially the eyes. Superb !

14 Jul 2010 6:53am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This portrait is really fantastic ! 5 stars

14 Jul 2010 7:09am

iren from tehran, Iran

very cool man!

14 Jul 2010 7:36am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

wonderful portrait!!! very special photo

14 Jul 2010 7:43am

Yvon from Orleans, France

très joli portrait amusant et plein de bonheur

14 Jul 2010 7:58am

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Excellent portrait! Love the look he gives you :)

14 Jul 2010 7:58am

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

what a lovely image. 5 star for this portrait. i can not explane my feelings.
i like the photo the man and the way he looks.

14 Jul 2010 8:05am

Xerophytes from United Kingdom

Good portrait.

He looks like a... statue though. lol.

14 Jul 2010 8:19am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

On his own ...probably. Filling time ... probably. Lonely ....possibly a little. Alone ... his way of handling time.

Wanting to talk ...maybe. Liking the attention ... most certainly.

A fascinating character image and, for me, he expresses the slightly old fashioned nature I have of some aspects of Canadian life ( but my views are totally subjective and based on very little ...Ha!)

Good one Mariana


14 Jul 2010 8:19am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

A very special man with a very special hat in a very special shot with a very special background ... !!!
forget to talk about a pair of special glasses and the special processing and ...

14 Jul 2010 8:28am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wow! what hat, great for sun and rain :)) too funny portrait. Beautiful day.

14 Jul 2010 8:46am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Very disturbing shot !! (Mean NICE !! )

14 Jul 2010 8:54am

elena from turin, Italy


14 Jul 2010 9:49am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow..What a Pose.!!..great capture.

14 Jul 2010 10:53am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Great shot, Mariana.

14 Jul 2010 11:12am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Is a magic hat!

14 Jul 2010 11:36am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

I'm sure he is a happy man!

14 Jul 2010 11:36am

Emmeji from France

Encore un superbe portrait !

14 Jul 2010 11:42am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

From the look on his face he has had one joint too many already! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-))

14 Jul 2010 12:03pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Definitely one cool hat.

14 Jul 2010 12:42pm

@Larry Lefever: sure, it is :) thx Larry !

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Très beau portrait , et superbe noir et blanc !! Peace !

14 Jul 2010 12:42pm

pascale from hoeilaart, Belgium

excellent portret !

14 Jul 2010 12:44pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i really like the mood here

14 Jul 2010 1:03pm

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Is he real?! That's a cool shot!!

14 Jul 2010 1:09pm

@DLee: ha ha .. sure, he is a real man :)) why ?

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Great portrait. That hat has to useful to the wearer. He almost looks like a cartoon caricature.

14 Jul 2010 1:16pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Cool shot and cool look in his eyes !

14 Jul 2010 1:36pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fabulous capture, everything fits in this picture
Even the eyes are visible through the glasses........

14 Jul 2010 1:53pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

A wonderful portrait. Wherever he got that hat, it's perfect for him.

14 Jul 2010 2:12pm

Marie LC from France

an excellent portrait and beautiful bw ! good work !

14 Jul 2010 2:16pm

don from spokane, United States

A wonderful street portrait right down to his dangling cigarette. Wonder light control to illuminate his face so well with precise levels. Excellent.

14 Jul 2010 2:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You certainly do find the most interesting faces. I don't seem to have the ability to ask people if I can shoot them.

14 Jul 2010 3:32pm

@Michael Rawluk: is that your new site ? I cannot find a way to leave a comment !

Peter Bella from Győr, Hungary

Great moment, cool portrait. I like this hat! :)

14 Jul 2010 3:33pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

He reminds me a little bit of C(h)atweazle :) Great shot!

14 Jul 2010 3:50pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Ha! I love his sly smile...he certainly knows where all of the great hat stores are. ;)

14 Jul 2010 3:58pm

Vanie from Singapore, Singapore

i really like this photo.. very nice......

14 Jul 2010 4:08pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Mariana have the power of a magician in your hands! A face with an expression disturbing fantastic! Perfect! You're an artist first order! Congratulations! Best regards, Adela

14 Jul 2010 4:19pm

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

yep, cool shot, well done

14 Jul 2010 4:28pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

" At the same shop than Your's,Miss"....................

14 Jul 2010 4:34pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Awesome!!!! Lovely hat for Mr. Cool and load of attitude. :-)

14 Jul 2010 4:36pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

that's a cool shot

14 Jul 2010 4:51pm

Patrick from Belgium

J'adore! Voilà encore un superbe portrait.
Bien à toi. Amitiés.

14 Jul 2010 5:07pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great portrait Mariana. I like it that i can see his eyes. That's important for a portrait! Great work....

14 Jul 2010 5:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a super cool hat! This is a super portrait, Mariana. I'm impressed that he seems so relaxed in front of the camera. You must make people feel at ease.

14 Jul 2010 5:44pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

nicely composed shot, Mariana. this guy definitely has character in his face.

14 Jul 2010 6:51pm

@`Paul: thanks Paul ;))

dideban from mashhad, Iran

So the best

14 Jul 2010 7:20pm

Gérard Méry from saint-cyr sur Loire, France

N&B de grande qualité, bien contrasté et cet homme est heureux d'être pris en photo

14 Jul 2010 7:45pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Freddy Krueger's day off?

14 Jul 2010 8:10pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh yeah - we should all own hats like that:) Lovely shot.

14 Jul 2010 8:11pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

A cool shot of a cool hat from a cool girl! I missed you dear Mariana

14 Jul 2010 8:41pm

@Zeinab: I miss you too :))

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific portrait.

14 Jul 2010 8:42pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

WOW! A solarized image?

14 Jul 2010 9:05pm

@Larry Elkins: Solirized ? No ! Never for portrait :)

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

This is what I was waiting for since yesterday evening! Niiiice one. Again, nice reflections in the glasses, but that's not the story. Some kind of belief towards you from his side. I gues you know him. He is so comfortable, confident.

14 Jul 2010 9:22pm

@Gianny: No Gianny, I did not know him . Now, after taking pictures of him and chatting I know him ;)

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Realy lovely portrait

14 Jul 2010 9:32pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
it is a very likable, handsome gentleman, with an interesting hat and glasses. A friendly smile beautified the day and evening. The choice of color like it very much. 5 Stars ***** I wish you all the best. Sincerely Christel

14 Jul 2010 9:49pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Stunning - really stunning portrait! What a subject and perfect shot - composition and tone - wow!

14 Jul 2010 10:53pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Your title made me laugh :) A beautiful portrait - I like the smile in his eyes... some people just has the ability to talk with their eyes.

14 Jul 2010 11:40pm

@✿ Anina ✿: my title is what I said when he saw me . we both laughed and he did not mind me taking more, and more pictures .. I just could not stop shoting him ;) HE would be an actor 100 % if he were in Europe .

Paul from summerside, Canada

Good one

15 Jul 2010 12:34am

@Paul: really ? I think it is perfect :)

Susan from Sausalito, United States

This is a cool hat...I wish I had it! Great portrait!

15 Jul 2010 1:13am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Awesome portrait! nice composition and tone! Love the B&W! Stunning yet fun!!!!

15 Jul 2010 2:03am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great portrait capture of a "cool dude." :-)

15 Jul 2010 2:47am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

i like his expression, may be amused by ur attention

15 Jul 2010 3:35am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Your processing resembles solarization. To me at least, it has the look of a positive forced partially back to a negative.

15 Jul 2010 3:50am

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

F A N T A S T I C........... ALL AROUND!!!! There is so much humor here whether it was intended or not which makes the picture...........E X C E P T I O N A L ! ! ! ! !

15 Jul 2010 4:55am

@Candid1: thx CAndid :)

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

a very cool and nice man, he must be I think :) Awesome portrait, Excellent !!!

15 Jul 2010 5:10am

Véro from Savoie, France

excellent portrait , seems to enjoy being the centre of your attention!

15 Jul 2010 7:13am

Preeti from Mumbai, India


15 Jul 2010 10:31am

kenneth Lee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great Portraits

15 Jul 2010 12:14pm

Makan from Iran

Hey, look at this guy! he seems so nice, I like his style, his hat and his glasses . he acted like he was not interested, but his eyes say something different. I guess he lit up a cigarette and he was smoking slower than usual when you found him, If my guess is correct you killed his loneliness ;)))
Anyway, I think the hat represents his personality; a simple expression of complex thought, I guess he tends to live in the past.

15 Jul 2010 1:10pm

@Makan: Hey, where is your link ? Thx for this comment . I really do not know so much of this man, but he was very polite and delighted with my attention ;)

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Excellent pose, excellent look... and cool hat, of course :)

15 Jul 2010 5:54pm

rian from fullerton, United States

he looks creepy in his getup.. but at least his smile is disarming.. :) nice capture.. :)

15 Jul 2010 6:41pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

hahaha ... nice guy ... unique choice of subject like always !

15 Jul 2010 6:51pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un sacré look ce type là!

15 Jul 2010 7:02pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

celui-là, il ne fallait pas le rater !!! Super !

15 Jul 2010 7:51pm

Je@n-M@rc from Nancy, France

Cela fait longtemps que je ne suis pas passé et je redécouvre avec plaisir vos portraits noir et blanc toujours aussi étonnants ...
Bravo ... celui-ci est génial !

15 Jul 2010 9:20pm

k@ from Paris, France

Excellent pic, hat & eye-contact, i love his so cool attitude.
Super framed & what a friendly chap he seems under his mushroomesque hat ;)

15 Jul 2010 9:40pm

@k@: Thanks Karine . Nice to hear from you :)

Dawn from Maryland, United States

This is awesome!!! Perfect detail and composition. Love this in B&W.

16 Jul 2010 2:30pm

FranciscoJ.González from Panama, Panama

Top notch photo. I really love his expression.

16 Jul 2010 9:04pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Funny, I know someone looking like him ;-)

I like the feeling of this portrait, it's like "be cool man"

16 Jul 2010 9:31pm

@RORO: funny, when I saw him I thought of someone else .. :) rare face, but see - we know some other people looking like him !

Irene from L C, France

Excellent : portrait and photograph !

17 Jul 2010 2:12pm

saravana from India

i love to see your portraits. so lively they are.. very nice

17 Jul 2010 3:27pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful portrait! Did you buy a new camera?

18 Jul 2010 4:54am

Martin from North Platte, United States

couldnt be better, a real story in character study, where I can read so much into this fellow, as does everyone else, and each has thier own way of tinking, thats why you excell, you let people think.

18 Jul 2010 1:00pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Very nice portrait!

18 Jul 2010 5:08pm

jlm from Västerås, Sweden

I like this portrait. The eye contact is good and i like the tones as well.

19 Jul 2010 9:35pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

Did you get a chance to talk with this gentleman? He has established good eye contact.

1 Aug 2010 12:07pm

amateuRobert from Budapest, Hungary

Nagy fazon.

30 Oct 2010 7:07pm

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