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Cheers ! Happy Friday !

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

Sep, 2010
Kitchener, ON


"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

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

''Damn ... I could have sworn that I had asked for a bottle of orange squash ...''


17 Sep 2010 5:07am

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Una foto que refleja el momento, te ha quedado muy bien. Me gusta el argumento de la foto.


17 Sep 2010 5:10am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

until Sat!!! what a telling image...beautifully exposed

17 Sep 2010 5:22am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

vraiment extra :-)

17 Sep 2010 5:27am

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Un superbe portrait expressif et délicieusement coloré!! Je m'amuse de son air faussement surprit!! Belle journée à vous Mariana.

17 Sep 2010 5:30am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great expression on his face

17 Sep 2010 5:35am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Too much funny ! A pleasant shot nicely colored , Phil.

17 Sep 2010 5:46am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

He seems really happy!!!! ; ))

17 Sep 2010 5:46am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Yesssss! he found something to quench their thirst for the weekend:)) Superb and funny. Beautiful day.

17 Sep 2010 6:08am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Man alive! The story he tells in one look and gesture.

17 Sep 2010 6:22am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful portrait...this should last him awhile ! Here's to ya' buddy! ;-)

17 Sep 2010 6:23am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Not sure he needs more of that... but it is a wonderful portrait full of emotion.

17 Sep 2010 6:31am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Perfect capture, he looks as if he can't believe it is his

17 Sep 2010 6:39am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

perfect timing and very funny shot

17 Sep 2010 6:39am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States


17 Sep 2010 6:44am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Now it's Party time....Great catch.

17 Sep 2010 6:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il la dévore des yeux ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

17 Sep 2010 7:13am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

It's good :))

17 Sep 2010 7:16am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love his expression, great capture!

17 Sep 2010 7:22am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

:).. very nice expression you caught.. wonderful shot.. have a nice weekend.

17 Sep 2010 7:39am

Manubhai from Bangalore, India

full tharki sala..itna bada botol leke kahan jayega....Good capture....Liked the eagerness in the eyes while staring on the bottle..

17 Sep 2010 7:55am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my!! What a great find and superbly captured. I just love his expression - it's priceless!

17 Sep 2010 8:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That's a big hangover coming up :) Great expression

17 Sep 2010 9:35am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Wow, ... I have enough for a couple of hours. Super!

17 Sep 2010 9:42am

Peter from London, United Kingdom

Jack Daniels. What a name to give to a bottle of alcohol. I suppose 'jack' becomes the only friend for some.

17 Sep 2010 10:10am

manel from Girona, Spain

Repasando tu Blog, es increible la serie de "personajes" a los que "das vida". Realmente, es de un gran mérito. Felicidades.

17 Sep 2010 10:19am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Perfect capture, I see he needs more of that... I think whisky

17 Sep 2010 12:01pm

Fraucha from Bila Tserkov, Ukraine

Great shot and thank God it's friday here too!

17 Sep 2010 12:30pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

superbe! super, wow, love it...ain't no posing here, love it Mariana, you rock!

17 Sep 2010 12:44pm

PHIL MORRIS from Canada

And I'm.......drinkin again, thinkin of when you, when you loved me
I feel bluesy, but I'm thinkin that you'll be here
So I can buy you a drink.

17 Sep 2010 12:52pm

silver from k, Iran

wow this is ..................................... nice picture

17 Sep 2010 12:54pm

69mil from Argentina, Argentina

excellent!, like a child who sees their candy
Good day

17 Sep 2010 12:55pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A Scottish tune for a drink that could be!
Good portrait!

17 Sep 2010 12:59pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Like a child with candy for sure. But too much 'candy' ... not good for children or adults. You are a genius at capturing the human condition, Mariana.

17 Sep 2010 12:59pm

@Larry Lefever: like a real alcoholic man who is happy as nobody else having this booze in his hands; all for himself ;) thx Larry ! Have a great weekend !

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Fiesta to night!

17 Sep 2010 1:08pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

My new best friend Jack!! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-))

17 Sep 2010 1:10pm

@Eric Cousineau: I had no problem to captured him . He and his friend appeared in front of me, while I was talking to a friend, and they did a show program for me and my camera . Much to come from other guy too ;)

Qwave À la carte from Puerto Rico

T G I F Deliciousness
Many C H E E R S
Nice One
Me Heart :)

17 Sep 2010 1:27pm

Rob from United States

That is some gift!

17 Sep 2010 1:42pm

@Rob: why Gift ? why do you think so ? It is just a man who loves to drink and when saw me with camera, wanted to have a show for me with his booze ! His friend too !

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Comme un magicien qui d'un coup de baguette magique a déniché son bonheur !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

17 Sep 2010 1:50pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

An absolutely fantastic capture of the moment of "fix imminent"! This fellow bears a somewhat striking resemblance to a certain acquaintence of mine but I will go no further. The look on his face is priceless like the credit card :-0 Great job as always, Mariaana - have a wonderful weekend!

17 Sep 2010 2:04pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very interesting perspective and light, simply superb!

17 Sep 2010 2:07pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Great capture. Looks like a guy who likes a drink.

17 Sep 2010 2:11pm

Chriss from Saint Paul, French Southern Territories

Très chouette ! Super cadeau, il a l'air bien content !
Chriss - Ile de La Réunion

17 Sep 2010 2:13pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

so he knew you were photographing him, looks like he's had a hard life on the booze...

17 Sep 2010 2:14pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Quelle surprise.
Imagine finding a bottle in a brown paper bag!

17 Sep 2010 2:20pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

What I love the most in that shot is that his cap still has the etiquette from the store! I hope the bottle made him happy no matter the consequences, after all, life is short!

17 Sep 2010 2:20pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Buen comienzo del fin de semana!!


17 Sep 2010 2:23pm

mike from Cap d'Agde, France

Superbe! It's like Christmas.
Nice capture of his expression on his face.

17 Sep 2010 2:27pm

@mike: for him Christmas is every day when he has this booze :)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

LOL...He looks surprised. Great capture.

17 Sep 2010 2:30pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

I am amazed that he wanted to be photographed :) Can't wait for more...he looks so happy to have that bottle...bottoms up! :)

17 Sep 2010 2:32pm

@Sara: thx Sara. I just replaced my picture with other one , a collage of two of them ;)) hope you will take another look !

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

You really do get amzing shots from folk! To you flutter your eyelashes at them? Whatever you do, it produces some stunning shots!

17 Sep 2010 2:45pm

@CElliottUK: thx . I think they like me .. ha ha ha .. I am nice with them :) take another look at the other guy ;))

mhel from Puerto Princessa, Philippines

Just awesome happy friday indeed....! love that JD...hehehehe..

17 Sep 2010 2:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He keeps seeing those pink elephants. That bottle should take care of that. A superb portrait of this fellow. The light on his face, filtered by the tree, is really nice.

17 Sep 2010 3:09pm

@Steve Rice: thank you Steve !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

uh oh! terrific capture. dynamite expression. looks like a buddy is counting on some sharing

17 Sep 2010 3:10pm

@john4jack: oh, no .. you will see buddy with his bag and few bottles , he was so happy , having all these booze for himself ;)) definitely funny guys ;))

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

ha,,fantastic mood picture he is happy and seems surprised, below picture is great with both guys smiling at you as I imagine :) a wonderful collage...TGIF ! Have a wonderful weekend !!

17 Sep 2010 3:43pm

melocoton from Spain

te gusta acercarte a la cruda realidad, retratando temas difíciles, sabes como llenarlos de expresión,buen trabajo

17 Sep 2010 3:48pm

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Un gamin qui ouvre son cadeau !!
l'expression et le regard méritait un cliché à eux seul !!
belle capture de ce moment de vie !!
bonne soirée

17 Sep 2010 3:58pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

That's a HUGE bottle of Jack! Did you find him hiding in the bushes trying keep it all for himself? ;-)

17 Sep 2010 4:04pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent duo - I like the man's expression and the title

17 Sep 2010 4:07pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great expression SHOT,Mariana

17 Sep 2010 4:12pm

tataray from france, France

La surprise !.... ))) Belle expression.

17 Sep 2010 4:18pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Woohoo! A large bottle of JD!!! What a way to start the weekend hehehe!

17 Sep 2010 4:21pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

Houlà ! Hic ...hic :)


17 Sep 2010 4:21pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Track your gallery of characters! Expressive faces and also seem to be comfortable in your company. Excellent Mariana! Happy weekend! A hug Adela

17 Sep 2010 4:28pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent just 5***

17 Sep 2010 4:29pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

very nice!
the moods are so well comported,love it!!

17 Sep 2010 4:35pm

RT Farty from Groningen, Netherlands

Excellent documentary style photography!

17 Sep 2010 4:47pm

Oscar from Perpignan, France

NIce, is a elixir of life

17 Sep 2010 4:51pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderfully presented, he looks like a kid in a candy store

17 Sep 2010 5:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an expression you've captured on his face! Love the rich colors as well.

17 Sep 2010 5:59pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

maekes for a womderful image:)

17 Sep 2010 5:59pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

What a fantastic expression you've catched here !!! In France we say "Santé !!" ! Excellent portrait !! :-)

17 Sep 2010 6:03pm

anweko from Athens, Greece

Happy moments are the most beautiful.
We can see the joy that resulted in him this gift.
Great picture.

17 Sep 2010 6:07pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

so that's what happened to Nolte!

17 Sep 2010 7:11pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

His buddy looks ready to drink! :) Love the dude's tatoo....great picturres!

17 Sep 2010 7:14pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

this Jack seems to be a real friend!!

17 Sep 2010 7:59pm

@Laurent: I do not know if he is Jack, but Jack Daniel's is his a good friend :)

Jlo from Villers le Peuplier, Belgium

He had rendez-vous... With mister Jack... Looks like he sees an apparition in his divine bottle out of the bag.

17 Sep 2010 8:18pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Have one for me Lol

17 Sep 2010 8:40pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Well..cheers then mate! :) Jack is not bad..

17 Sep 2010 9:12pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Brilliant !

17 Sep 2010 9:18pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

That good old friend Jack -:) Great shot.

17 Sep 2010 9:37pm

Phil Morris from Canada

I would probably have laughed harder if he would have you photograph
him during and after the bottle. The bottle is big enough, you could have
managed a whole series of photos on this bottle alone :))

17 Sep 2010 9:51pm

rian from fullerton, United States

oh man! looks like that wouldn't last long.. :) nice capture..

17 Sep 2010 10:38pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful capture !

17 Sep 2010 11:46pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

He might drink a bottle like this every day... worst than hashish for dependance.

18 Sep 2010 12:43am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Well at least this guy is enjoying his friday.

18 Sep 2010 1:35am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

The expression on his face is great!

18 Sep 2010 1:50am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Very expressive picture...
Very happy men ..all geared up for the weekend.

18 Sep 2010 2:20am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

The second shot with that background fellow is my favourite. Super.

18 Sep 2010 2:40am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

venga a preparar la fiesta, excelente presentacion!!

18 Sep 2010 5:23am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Haha! This is a great portrait. He pulls up the bottle with great expectations. I love his expression. I guess he had successful friday. The guy in the background on the second shot is super.

18 Sep 2010 8:38am

shafagh from tehran, Iran

haha!is he surorise?he admire
its good pic because you shot on time

18 Sep 2010 4:27pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, Uganda

you are too generous. you'll have a friend for life...

19 Sep 2010 8:50am

hadi from shiraz, Iran

Cheers !!!

19 Sep 2010 2:26pm

Fokkio from Netherlands

Nice series of these drinking men. You were lucky they performed a show for you and let you photograph them. And you have made a few very nice, honest and respectful pictures!

19 Sep 2010 2:27pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Me and Jack.

19 Sep 2010 5:04pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Seeing his expression I also though of Christmas.

19 Sep 2010 7:16pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

The weekend is secured!

20 Sep 2010 3:33pm

rio from United States

is that american actor Nick Nolte? :)

6 Oct 2010 2:56pm

@rio: yes, he is .. ha ha .. he is my discovered actor ;)