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His Glasses

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 2 December 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I met this man again !


Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 mm


"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 from Montferland, Netherlands

Wow, brilliant portrait Mariana!! Love his lived face and broken glasses!
Great shot!

2 Dec 2010 5:42am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Ah the Soviet School of Eyewear Design!

2 Dec 2010 5:52am

@Fraucha: I guess the same ;) Would love to see on your page the same design ;) thx ;)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Resourcefull man! and how sparkly clean his glasses are(I've never understaood why so many glass wearers have so much grease and muck on their lenses..) Lovely, pwerful, intimate portrait!

2 Dec 2010 6:26am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

fantastic shot, love how you have got in nice and close

2 Dec 2010 6:28am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing ...Great shot with great details..

2 Dec 2010 6:54am

STEED from Somewhere, France

The World is too little.............Great portrait...

2 Dec 2010 7:07am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

A really super shot

2 Dec 2010 7:09am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Gran retrato, con unos detalles como el del clip realmente increíbles.Saludos.

2 Dec 2010 7:18am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Any guy who holds his specs together with a safety pin ...deserves a smile and photograph.

Fine close up M'.


2 Dec 2010 7:32am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Now that's what I call a pair of glasses. Very cool portrait nicely processed and perfectly photographed.

2 Dec 2010 7:45am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Superbe portrait !

2 Dec 2010 7:48am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb windshield:) A giant portrait and too funny, I love it. Nice day.

2 Dec 2010 8:00am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A wonderful portrait, "make do and mend" as the saying goes :)

2 Dec 2010 8:04am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

This diaper pin to hold glasses is fantastic! A wonderful portrait, Phil.

2 Dec 2010 8:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good portrait! I like very much the effect of the lens so close :)
Back from my trip! Thanks for your comments!

2 Dec 2010 8:23am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very cool portrait and nicely framed

2 Dec 2010 9:00am

Gildas from Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

Excellent rendu des textures.

2 Dec 2010 9:01am

Emmeji from France

Un petit dépannage en attendant d'avoir les moyens de changer de monture sans doute :)

2 Dec 2010 9:15am

Subhendu from Berhampore, India

Interesting mustache and heavy glasses made the portrait excellent. Tfs.

2 Dec 2010 9:29am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

amazing detail and expression......truly a close up and person al moment

2 Dec 2010 9:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée.


2 Dec 2010 9:49am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Excellent portrait de cet homme qui a rafistolé ses lunettes !

2 Dec 2010 9:51am

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Great portrait and good choice for the wide angle! I guess he is friend of my smoker with deep lines carved into his face and his yellow moustache :)))

2 Dec 2010 10:06am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

excellent penetrating portrait, he seems to like you
"close encounters of the x kind"

2 Dec 2010 10:13am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Indefinable look! But perhaps a slight shyness! A penetrating and superb image detail! Mariana good day.

2 Dec 2010 10:13am

Franz from Baden, Austria

it would be hard to miss HIM! very impressive man, very appealing portrait! i like the angle and the reflection in his glasses!

2 Dec 2010 10:26am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot of this rugged personality and his made to last eye wear!

2 Dec 2010 10:44am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

creative point of view and framing

2 Dec 2010 10:46am

sim from k, Iran

great green eyes and a close up too

2 Dec 2010 10:57am

Tushar Kanti Mandal from Delhi, India

A nice closeup and details. The superb tones and the perfect details make the image stand out.

Nice times

2 Dec 2010 11:43am

PixeLuz from Vitória, Brazil

Could he imagine he was looking at us all, viewers of this blog? Could he imagine so many unknown people would look at him looking for some smart words to make a consistent comment? Could he imagine I feel very close to him, very tired and close to the end?

2 Dec 2010 12:05pm

Elodie from Bordeaux, France

Such an amazing portrait!!

2 Dec 2010 12:08pm

Orbituaritic from Bacoor, Philippines

very sharp and crisp, but the best part is, you nailed it, two thumbs up ^_^

2 Dec 2010 12:52pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, very strong portrait !

2 Dec 2010 1:06pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A face with a lot of character! Super crop and angle! Well done Mariana! ;-)

2 Dec 2010 1:12pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The safety pin in the glasses. The character that enriches his face. The moustache. The skin tone so rich against a lighter background. That portrait rocks!

2 Dec 2010 1:16pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The safety pin holding the old thick rimmed glasss together is deflty spotted by the lady with the lens. The glass pieces need a good clean as the edges are thick with debris, and behind them is a face that could tell a thousand stories if we would but stop and listen. A wonderful frame, M, posing more questions than answers, exactly how I like the balance of life.

2 Dec 2010 1:17pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Terrific portrait

2 Dec 2010 1:24pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The glasses will come back in style.

2 Dec 2010 1:26pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

fantastic portrait

2 Dec 2010 1:51pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Terrific portrait..and gotta love those glasses. Almost funny..

2 Dec 2010 2:11pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Really great portrait! The details are very sharp and that pin really stands out!

2 Dec 2010 2:12pm

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Super cool framing and the safety pin is great.

2 Dec 2010 2:26pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait ! His glasses are incredible their size but also this safety pin ...!

2 Dec 2010 2:28pm

GDe from Coimbatore, India

Cool... Nice close-up!

2 Dec 2010 2:54pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A very clear shot and a really nice expression, I think. I am consideriing getting glasses like ths- the old Buddy Holly look...

2 Dec 2010 3:17pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellently up close and personal

2 Dec 2010 3:29pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Amusant la petite épingle de nourrice pour tenir ses lunettes.
Nice portrait

2 Dec 2010 3:35pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

He can kiss the camera !! Bizarre cette épingle au coin de ses lunettes
Great portrait

2 Dec 2010 3:48pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Good detail of the safety pin holding his glasses. A very expressive portrait.

2 Dec 2010 4:02pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

great portrait right in his face

2 Dec 2010 4:10pm

Rob from United States

Excellent portrait, those are cool specs.

2 Dec 2010 4:32pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

Great portrait full of strength,full of humanity, again a great portrait

2 Dec 2010 4:47pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

Great portrait full of strength,full of humanity, again a great portrait

2 Dec 2010 4:47pm

Nicolas from Switzerland


Très très beau portrait avec ce reflet sur les lunette, quel rendu sur son visage, un moustache bi-colore, superbe.
Belle soirée

2 Dec 2010 4:54pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

te lo has comido con la cámara, , gran retrato.........un beso pablo

2 Dec 2010 5:10pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

ha,really great portrait:) supber view angle and color tone,you·re brilliant:)!!

2 Dec 2010 5:36pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

the close-up is so much stronger, powerful and warmer...

2 Dec 2010 5:53pm

@Ted: Agreed . He is very nice, friendly, humorous man ;)

oncho from granada, Spain

Great, great portrait

2 Dec 2010 5:55pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Les lunettes sont impressionnantes mais le portrait aussi !!!
Excellente photo !!

2 Dec 2010 5:57pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Such a good portrait.

2 Dec 2010 5:58pm

Floweringredbud from South Dakota, United States

Great portrait! Processed beautifully, I love the 'Dragan effect'!

2 Dec 2010 6:14pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Impressive Portray !

2 Dec 2010 6:23pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente el gesto, la mirada y esa media sonrisa. Muy curioso el alfiler en la patilla derecha de las gafas ¿...?

2 Dec 2010 6:34pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Mariana,
The face is interesting and wise. Everything is natural and real. Why the safety pin is attached to the glasses?
Thank you very much for your nice comment. Have a nice evening and all the best. Greetings Christel

2 Dec 2010 7:00pm

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Superb portrait! the details of face are gorgeous!

2 Dec 2010 7:43pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

I thought they were something strange in his glance until I saw than pin hanging from his glasses ... rather weird :-)

2 Dec 2010 7:44pm

@Gilles: and perfectly cool, aren't they ? ;) Thx Gilles !

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic portrait

2 Dec 2010 7:48pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Génial, absolument génial!

2 Dec 2010 8:28pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

marvelous 5****

2 Dec 2010 8:35pm

Michael Valcic from New York City, United States

Great portrait! I love his glasses. =)

2 Dec 2010 8:37pm

@Michael Valcic: me too :))

tataray from france, France

Ha ha ... j'aime ))
Les lunettes super !...

2 Dec 2010 9:19pm

Still from VALENCE, France

Wow! Funny!

2 Dec 2010 9:31pm

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

THis is a wonderful extreme CU. I love the safety pin holding his glasses together. Nicely done Mariana!

2 Dec 2010 9:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super portrait of this man with the smiling eyes. His glasses are cool being held together by a safety pin. We used to have an old neighbor who was quite clever at making and repairing things with whatever he had at hand. Maybe this man is like that.

2 Dec 2010 9:56pm

thami from Morocco

Toute l'anecdote est dans cette épingle à nourrice !
Bonne fin de journée!

2 Dec 2010 10:07pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

: ))

2 Dec 2010 10:09pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

fabulous!! what a cool portrait!!

2 Dec 2010 10:23pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

He seems much better nowaday's..funny glasses with that paperclip and a bit broken:)
Great shot !

2 Dec 2010 10:24pm

LGBravo from Lisbon, Portugal

This image says so much...! A superb portrait!

2 Dec 2010 10:26pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

His face.....

2 Dec 2010 10:30pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

nice face,amaizing portrait

2 Dec 2010 11:23pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one

2 Dec 2010 11:26pm

Gérard Méry from France

J'adore ce portrait et l'épingle dans les lunettes trop drôle

2 Dec 2010 11:38pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Did you tell him you photographed him a while back? (or show him the pic)?

3 Dec 2010 12:54am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow what a super close-up...literally at 6mm! Beautiful detail captured in this portrait shot.

3 Dec 2010 1:54am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Intensive portrait !

3 Dec 2010 2:05am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great portrait, like an expressionist painting.

3 Dec 2010 4:05am

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

charming focal essence of human characteristics. more to cheer for they seems to be loving your camera especially those closeup takes.

3 Dec 2010 4:59am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

nice close up for a "strong" portrait ... I like this man

3 Dec 2010 11:06am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


3 Dec 2010 8:59pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Hi Mariana
Very nice tight portrait, very expressive attitude.
Best regards

4 Dec 2010 8:27am

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

a safety pin? an old punk...

4 Dec 2010 12:45pm

noel from paris, France

nice portrait ,great capture

4 Dec 2010 2:09pm

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

Terrific detail and expression. My glasses aren't so clean!

4 Dec 2010 6:11pm

Bev from United Kingdom

A characterful portrait.

4 Dec 2010 7:21pm

Addey Kehinde from Guildford, United Kingdom

Very cool portrait!

4 Dec 2010 11:32pm

Rue Du Lavoir from France

Génial... le cadrage, les couleurs et le contraste. J'adore!

7 Dec 2010 4:38pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

You portraits are always powerful and this one is no exception.

13 Dec 2010 1:57am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

LOL the safety pin !

13 Dec 2010 5:04pm

Murray from Vancouver, Canada

Great wide angle capture; bold image!

19 Dec 2010 6:34am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/160 second
ISO 80
6 mm