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Keep Ugly To Yourself !


"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

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful! His hand becomes the rest of his face.

12 Dec 2010 4:34pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful perspective, with his finger and arm leading directly "into" him! nice background as well! (how come you changed your post today? didn't you like the little girl any more ?!?)

12 Dec 2010 4:53pm

chris b from olburgen, Netherlands

Woooooow,Splendor series this week.Bravo

12 Dec 2010 5:05pm

Peter Knoop from Antwerp, Belgium

Original high contrast portrait. Great work!

12 Dec 2010 5:13pm

Vinay from Bangalore, India

When I saw him this person in your photograph as a thumbnail, he looked like Mahatma Gandhi to me... :))

One question: Do you capture photos in black and white or do you post process color photographs to get B&W photographs? I was told that the latter one gives better results, but am not sure.

12 Dec 2010 5:22pm

@Vinay: I really do not mind either way .. SO both ways are ok ... depending on my mood !

Oscar from perpignan, Spain

wow, very shock image,

12 Dec 2010 5:24pm

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

"I want you!" What for, anyway? A mischievous expression.

12 Dec 2010 5:36pm

max from Verneuil sur Seine, France

nose or finger? finger or nose? I don't know, but I know one thing, it's another a beautiful funny shot.

12 Dec 2010 5:39pm

alex centrella from California, United States

perfect capture ..

12 Dec 2010 5:50pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Afghanistan

wow,,,,,,impactante, muy buena mariana

12 Dec 2010 6:07pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

Beautiful shot, I like it at lot...


12 Dec 2010 6:07pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Wow,excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The hand placed just as a dog's nose.......Superb shot ....

12 Dec 2010 6:19pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful expression captured. Love that pointed finger.

12 Dec 2010 6:39pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

like an aura around the head and this finger, gorgeous !!!

12 Dec 2010 6:43pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love your perspective on this shot Mariana! His finger and arm are an extension of his face! Well seen and captured! ;-)

12 Dec 2010 7:14pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

nice portrait

12 Dec 2010 7:52pm

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

I like the finger on the place of the nose, seen well

12 Dec 2010 7:59pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

He has discovered you at the time to do click and he seems amusing.

12 Dec 2010 8:55pm

Anneke from Veendam, Netherlands

Great depicted,
a picture without words.
The other picture touched me deeply,
but an incredible beauty face.
A face with lots of words!!

12 Dec 2010 9:20pm


I find the finger position highly interesting; one does not feel comfortable looking at it !

12 Dec 2010 9:32pm

LGBravo from Lisbon, Portugal

"Yes, I'm talking to you!", I imagine he is saying...! Great, great b&w portrait!

12 Dec 2010 9:39pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Une perspective qui lui donne un nez à la pinochio .IL t'as repéré celui la ; mais il a l'air content

12 Dec 2010 10:21pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Même si ce n'est pas beau de montrer du doigt il n'empêche que le cliché est réussi

12 Dec 2010 10:49pm

Martin St-Germain from Granby, Canada

What a decisive moment! Great BG too. Bravo

13 Dec 2010 3:35am

Peter from Moonbeam, Canada

This is a fabulous portrait about perspective....A1.....peter:)

13 Dec 2010 4:17am

Brine from France

Hello Mariana,

WOWW, what a great catpure ! This man, with so mischievous eyes, is so different from yesterday's porr guy... But we are all fellow human being, after all...
Have a good day


13 Dec 2010 4:36am

fereshteh.kamelan from mashhad, Iran

Wow !! excellent ....!!

13 Dec 2010 6:28am

jacklineG from Béarn, France

Superbement réussi ce portrait ! et plein d'humour ! Bonne journée

13 Dec 2010 6:44am

Kala from United States

This is such a captivating image. Really well done.

13 Dec 2010 7:13am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

It looks like a 3D photo, nicely done Mariana

13 Dec 2010 7:24am

delkoo from marguerittes, France

Another fantastic bw from you. His glance is deep and penetrating,

13 Dec 2010 7:45am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

And interesting shot...the finger looks emphatic and perhaps angry...but it appears that the eyes are smiling. Good catch, interesting ray of light from his head !! ;-)

13 Dec 2010 7:54am

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

hahahaha great one this image offers that Pinocchio-at-play mode. good piece of craft.

13 Dec 2010 8:36am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The accusing finger, superb achievement. Good day.

13 Dec 2010 8:38am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

very wonderful work

13 Dec 2010 8:55am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

no , it's not me...


13 Dec 2010 9:04am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

He has a big nose!! Beautiful photo and POV , Phil.

13 Dec 2010 9:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 Dec 2010 9:41am

Giorgio from Cesano Maderno, Italy

Great one! I like a lot the moment capture and the finger in front of the face

Well done!


13 Dec 2010 9:45am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

you can duck and weave but ................. truly felt

13 Dec 2010 9:50am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice portrait ;)

13 Dec 2010 10:08am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Cool...Great shot.

13 Dec 2010 10:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Hey little girl with your eyes of blue
I have got my eye on you :)

13 Dec 2010 10:55am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice shot

13 Dec 2010 10:55am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Superbe portrait !!
Ah !! Il t'a vu prendre la photo et te pointe du doigt !!
Excellente !!

13 Dec 2010 10:58am

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

he`s directly meaning me! or?
really three-dimensional!

13 Dec 2010 11:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow! Very aggressive stance - but with laughing eyes - and the bokeh effect seems to explode out of the background!

13 Dec 2010 1:15pm

Frida from Sweden

Love how the hand becomes his face.

13 Dec 2010 2:30pm

Hadi from Shiraz, Iran

Very very well done!!!!

13 Dec 2010 4:00pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wow, good moment

13 Dec 2010 4:05pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

''Yikes!!! ... I've just got poked right up my nose ....''

Sorry M' ... I know that that wasn't the response you were after ... but that's the way it initially hit me. [grin]


13 Dec 2010 4:33pm

@Richard T: nothing to be sorry .. everybody is commenting how and what they want , without looking at the picture on some other, more professional way ! I would be so surprised to see this picture or even similar on some other people pages !

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Ha ! ... Try my 19th March 2010 posting ;-)


13 Dec 2010 4:39pm

@Richard T: why ? I just looked . You think they are the same ?

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Excellent, a so cool situation !!

13 Dec 2010 7:25pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe avec ce fond rayonnant

13 Dec 2010 9:44pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

YOU!!! ; D
Amazing, : )

13 Dec 2010 9:54pm

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

I like and I'm afraid of defiance. ;)

13 Dec 2010 10:34pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

It's funny because he is pointing where his nose is!

14 Dec 2010 12:07am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He spotted you! A very cool shot.

14 Dec 2010 4:11am

Journey Photographic from Australia

It's like his finger forms a beak :)

14 Dec 2010 11:31am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Perfect timing!

14 Dec 2010 10:03pm

JD from NORTHERN IRELAND, United Kingdom

i like the comp, pointing his finger is a strong gesture, but his eyes are smiling:) dont get the title though

14 Dec 2010 11:56pm

@JD: ignore this title.. who cares for title .. they are very often very personal ! i am glad you recognized a super portrait here.. that is important

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

Great! It is like a bin nose...

17 Dec 2010 1:29pm

Subhendu from Berhampore, India

Nice moment captured. Great presentation with black and white. Excellent work. Tfs.

19 Dec 2010 11:17am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très bien réalisé, avec cette main qui cache une partie du visage, et qui parle à la place de la bouche !

21 Dec 2010 3:34pm