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Happy Buddy! Happy Weekend!

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 18 September 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


A Buddy from Friday !

Happy weekend everyone.
I do not feel well. Will catch up tomorrow !


"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

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

I like his face and expressiOn a lot... Nice portrait

18 Sep 2010 5:09am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

I'm HAPPY!! Great portrait. : ))

18 Sep 2010 5:12am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Fantastic character study

18 Sep 2010 5:18am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

jajajja, que risa al ver a este peculiar personaje, expresión muy simpatica, muy buena!!!

18 Sep 2010 5:22am

Phil Morris from Canada

A face you have to love.

18 Sep 2010 5:32am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Nice portrait. I love the face and the expression

18 Sep 2010 6:01am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Wonderful portrait and collage Mariana! Have a great weekend;-)

18 Sep 2010 6:13am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom that's where the creators of pinoccio got their inspiration from!..That's the way to do it!

18 Sep 2010 6:53am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A portrait so naturally we want to have it as a buddy!

18 Sep 2010 6:53am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Funny !

18 Sep 2010 7:00am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I hope these two buddies enjoy their weekend, great portraits

18 Sep 2010 7:01am

Ninna from Kerman, Iran

:)) I Like weekend too :D

18 Sep 2010 7:05am

Behzad from Shi, Iran

happy picture thx.

18 Sep 2010 7:10am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another excellent portrait...very well done.

18 Sep 2010 7:26am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Grear moment, great capture.

18 Sep 2010 7:39am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Two fantastic images! I simply love the top one. Superb processing and detail.

18 Sep 2010 7:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Too funny and too great portrait, I like the facial expression full of good humor. Good Saturday Mariana.

18 Sep 2010 8:01am

csongor from Budapest, Hungary

good weekend for them and for everyone! excellent and expressive portrait

18 Sep 2010 8:28am

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Another one from the "show"!

18 Sep 2010 8:30am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Another great and funny portrait from you. 5*s. He is very relaxed and photogenic and seems to enjoy life and the weekend.

18 Sep 2010 8:41am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

He sure is happy - but not so sure he will be smiling so broadly if he empties that bottle;))

18 Sep 2010 8:47am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A fun and very expressive image. The man of yesterday with a new gesture. Today he is the protagonist of your scene! Very good Mariana
Best regards, Adela

18 Sep 2010 9:14am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

A great series M' . I really like the b/w versions. It does make me a little worried about the dominance of alcohol for these characters in order to blot out the fears or inabilities to cope with ordinary everyday living.


18 Sep 2010 9:36am

@Richard T: thx Richard . That is their problem, not mine !

Emmeji from France

Un personnage qui semble bien sympathique !

18 Sep 2010 9:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A lovely warm expression

18 Sep 2010 9:50am

bahram from Iran

haha! funny portrait :D

18 Sep 2010 10:06am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Cool guy ! Lovely portrait !

18 Sep 2010 10:54am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

genial dyptique ***************

18 Sep 2010 11:19am

farzaneh from tehram, Iran

I Like his eyes ... it's good

18 Sep 2010 11:26am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

wonderful pair of shots so well presented, he has such an infectious smile, but wonder how the smile fades when he doesnt have a bottle

18 Sep 2010 11:26am

Ken from United States

Lovely dual images this past few days. Another technique which fits your style.

18 Sep 2010 11:39am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I am in awe and speechless....

18 Sep 2010 11:59am

Marian Laura from New York/Chicago, United States

Ha ha your most recent photos for this weekend is just so much fun!! Looks like you were having a blast shooting these guys too. Have a fantastic weekend!

18 Sep 2010 11:59am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I drink on Friday, too !

18 Sep 2010 12:53pm

@Hiro: ok! do not drink too much :)

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Délicieux portraits ! Je te souhaite un agréable samedi

18 Sep 2010 1:06pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

VERY interesting character...

18 Sep 2010 1:27pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

I think this wonderful face would have to qualify as a very distinctive character. Very nice work and well captured.

18 Sep 2010 1:28pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It looks like these two will have a good weekend! Hope you are feeling better soon Mariana! ;-)

18 Sep 2010 1:29pm

@Eric Cousineau: thx Eric . I got a flue a few days ago, then felt better after some tablets, and now I feel even worse than before !

dideban from mashhad, Iran

very good, this is a artist. beautiful shot

18 Sep 2010 1:41pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

How nice to give him his own post instead of him having to linger in the background of his friend's image. Look's like he's off to enjoy his weekend as well. :)

18 Sep 2010 1:49pm

@Amanda: Oh, if I did not take his portrait I would consider it as my the biggest failure ;))) They were ready for pictures, I was ready too, and look at his face . Genial ! Love it !

Rob from United States

Excellent portrait; too much Friday night?
Hope you're feeling better.

18 Sep 2010 2:04pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

LOL!!! He is such a great subject...glad you got photos of him too...just a terrific series! Have a great Saturday!

18 Sep 2010 2:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

now that's a face! marvelous capture. Take care of yourself and get well.

18 Sep 2010 2:20pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

lovely shot... take it easy~~

18 Sep 2010 2:22pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful portrait in this diptyk. I really love the glimpse in his eye. Well seen and caught!

18 Sep 2010 2:24pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Now that's a face that knows no pain. Makes me smile. An enjoyable portrait.

18 Sep 2010 2:30pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

he has a funny face, interesting portrait in b/w

18 Sep 2010 3:01pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful! These are just amazing, excellent shots...I feel like I can get to know this person a bit- not just look at his photo- Great work!

18 Sep 2010 3:32pm

shafagh from tehran, Iran

he has funny and kindly face but you are clever photographer

18 Sep 2010 4:20pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

A great smile. Great shots. Get well soon, and take it easy.

18 Sep 2010 4:38pm

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

Funny and nice subject :D

18 Sep 2010 4:40pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

aha! quite histrionic moments under a really sharp observing and nicely capture!!
so well:)

18 Sep 2010 4:48pm

Ricard Pardo from Girona, Spain

Oh ...! pure urban anthropology

18 Sep 2010 4:50pm

fereshteh from Iran


18 Sep 2010 5:03pm

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

I don't like drinking but this picture is very very funny and full of joy in the moment of the weekend!

18 Sep 2010 5:06pm

silver from k, Iran

wow he is old in young age but he brought it to himself .

18 Sep 2010 5:38pm

Chaitanya from Bangalore, India

Hey Mariana! Of course, I continue to love your are one of the very few on my blogwatch!
I'm so sorry that I didn;t post a comment on the last couple of pics. But be assured, I follow and enjoy your pics every single day. And also I really appreciate your comments are one of the few who regularly comments on my pics. I'm so touched that with the huge number of followers you have, you cared enough to ask me if I'm not enjoying your blog anymore. Just to reiterate, I really do love your work. And please don't read anything into it if I fail to post a comment. Honestly, sometimes after all the comments that you would already have on a pic, I just won't know what more to say. I just prefer to look at the pic, and silently admire it! :)

18 Sep 2010 6:36pm

@Chaitanya: ok, good . so you admire them silently :)

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Indiscutable effet de réel dans ce portrait !
Bon week end!

18 Sep 2010 6:40pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

He and Friday make a great pair.. party on the weekend!

18 Sep 2010 6:52pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

weekend's happiness:)

18 Sep 2010 7:08pm

Mathilde from Fontainebleau, France

Bonjour Mariana!
Une image jubilatoire!! J'ai l'impression que la première annonce ou explique la deuxième!! Finalement, on ne sais pas s'il faut rire ou pleurer. Bon WE à toi.

18 Sep 2010 7:14pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Another excellent portrait in b/w

18 Sep 2010 7:36pm

Milhi from Caslav, Czech Republic

Amazing photos! I was very amused

18 Sep 2010 7:37pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Happy little fellow with those elf-like ears. Great shot as always.

18 Sep 2010 7:42pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice shot, great expression.

18 Sep 2010 7:57pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Both beautiful snap shots of a amazing man..a happy character!

18 Sep 2010 8:00pm

tataray from france, France

Drôle et superbe !... ))

18 Sep 2010 8:04pm

69mil from Argentina, Argentina

buddy is just a character in the street, good sesion

18 Sep 2010 10:07pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Nice portrait, his whole face seems to be lit up :)

18 Sep 2010 10:24pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Your buddy looks happy enough with his bottle. Hope you feel better - already.

18 Sep 2010 10:52pm

Gillian Barfoot from Saint John, Canada

I love the top portrait, the wink in his eye -- great shot!

18 Sep 2010 11:00pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

What an incredible portrait. He seemed to enjoy being photographed,
and you caught him with lovely clarity.
Hope you feel better soon. Take it easy, Mariana !!

18 Sep 2010 11:37pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

hmmmmm this image provokes so many mixed emotions!!! B&W is the way to go
cheers Suzanne

18 Sep 2010 11:49pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

He looks like a bright little bird...and I feel ambivalent about this too.

19 Sep 2010 1:07am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

Thay are wonderful portraits. 5* Mariana.

19 Sep 2010 1:20am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce portrait !

19 Sep 2010 3:48am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice expressive portrait in B & W..

19 Sep 2010 4:37am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

I hope you are doing better, Mariana. I hope 'Buddy' is doing okay, too.

19 Sep 2010 5:34am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Has the power to bring smile on any face :)

19 Sep 2010 5:38am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love his smile, great portrait!

19 Sep 2010 5:58am

Nitin from Milano, Italy

Brilliant and Fantastic - the honesty of the look and expressions is amazing and your photography has done great justice to it. Thanks also for the comments on my pic. Cheers! :)

19 Sep 2010 7:06am

oncho from granada, Spain

Great portrait

19 Sep 2010 8:19am

Seraphine from San Francisco, Uganda

i love his elf ears. you can't say this guy doesn't have a lot of personality. he doesn't look boring at all. i bet he sleeps in the woods...

19 Sep 2010 8:49am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Amazing Guy...........And excellent picture...

19 Sep 2010 8:51am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un regard souriant !!
excellent portrait !
Bon dimanche à toi Mariana.

19 Sep 2010 9:30am

G. Aunión from Mérida, Spain

excellent portrait number....i've already lost the accounting...well done

19 Sep 2010 10:34am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

now what a fantastic and happy street portrait!

19 Sep 2010 11:21am

melocoton from Spain

.....retrato de una sociedad que mira hacia otro lado y tu nos lo traes, buen trabajo

19 Sep 2010 11:55am

KIJI from Valenciennes, France

he looks so old ... and young at the same time.... nice shot

19 Sep 2010 1:19pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

wots wrong .. hope u feel better tomorrow .. huggggggs >:D<

19 Sep 2010 1:31pm

@Othersideblue: thx Blue . Some very bad flue I have been having for more than 6 days ! Getting even worse !

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Interesting looking character, well captured

19 Sep 2010 1:58pm

Fokkio from Netherlands

Wonderful portrait.

19 Sep 2010 2:24pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

ohhh .. u need to take a rest and hot cups of tea and love and peace .. take good care of urself Mariana please

19 Sep 2010 2:28pm

hadi from shiraz, Iran

Interesting series of works. Thx for share.

19 Sep 2010 2:28pm


J'adore ce portrait!!Trop sympa!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

19 Sep 2010 3:11pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gotta love that face!! Looks like a happy guy..about to start his weekend!

19 Sep 2010 3:49pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Great portrait.. love the face and expression!

19 Sep 2010 4:33pm

@Don Levesque: yes, i love his photogenic face too :)

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Funny face, great pictures.

19 Sep 2010 5:05pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Your street portraiture is great.

19 Sep 2010 7:12pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

I've found the world most interesting people are all living in Waterloo, Mariana, and you've met so many of them! They all seem from the past or from the movies that were screened and picked, everyone has such unique look that we simply don't see everyday, at least here in Atlanta...

Waterloo is definitely a place that movie producers and directors should visit to pick their roles from... :-)

20 Sep 2010 1:07pm

@Ti: I like what you are saying Ti ! Look , I am from Sarajevo, and my very dear friend Emir Kusturica is a movie director . For his the best films, he would take mostly people from the streets, not at that time popular actors in Yugoslavia. He got very famous . When I started taking pictures, I though of him a million times, how great characters he would find here. NOt only they look this way, but they are interesting to talk to . Yesterday I had a chance to talk to one of them, I already have a few pictures of ( such as - All is broken, Dry Season , ... )

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Stunning portrait, a striking character!

20 Sep 2010 3:32pm

rian from fullerton, United States

he does look kinda happy like that.. :) nice catch..

20 Sep 2010 7:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I guess he's about to become very happy.

21 Sep 2010 12:03am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkov, Ukraine

I will be your buddy and you don't have to give me booze! :-D

21 Sep 2010 8:03am

@Fraucha: ya, you have your Vodka over there ? right ? ha ha cheers !

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Cool portrait. i want to be his friend.

22 Sep 2010 2:41am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent portrait! Expecially the top one! :) So much personality, so fantastic!

22 Sep 2010 4:23pm