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Happy Millionaire

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 20 February 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

$9 million dollar Jackpot this man won ! He is happy now and imagine - his girlfriend loves him a lot since then ....

Kitchener, Ontario


"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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

magnificent portrait

20 Feb 2011 5:30am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

great portrait!!! beautifully done and wonder ... have you done it before or after he won? you can't buy love even for 9 million dollars I guess

20 Feb 2011 5:48am

@sunstone_maria: i saw him 2 days ago. he told me his story . I do not know this man .

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

With 9mil in the bank, you can dress how you like. A very nice closeup of this eccentric millionaire.

20 Feb 2011 6:13am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a portrait

20 Feb 2011 6:14am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very strong portrait

20 Feb 2011 6:38am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great portrait - the light on his face seems to radiate his good luck!

20 Feb 2011 6:43am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Sharply detailed image. The light on his face radiates, with his newly won fortune ?

20 Feb 2011 7:00am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Impressive portrait! He's almost in 3D! Great light and details!

20 Feb 2011 7:17am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Un portrait magnifique, riche d'expression et d'histoire, un beau moment immortalisé !!
Bon dimanche

20 Feb 2011 7:49am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Yes, I'm sure that his girlfriend loves him... a lot, hahaha. Good portrait.

20 Feb 2011 7:59am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


20 Feb 2011 8:00am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Hard life in his face, even harder may be to spend all that money. Superb b/w portrait!

20 Feb 2011 8:15am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

His face is shining with $9 million !

20 Feb 2011 8:26am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quel portrait ! Je te souhaite un bon dimanche

20 Feb 2011 8:45am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Outstanding! I love your work and am always happy to see your work!

20 Feb 2011 8:50am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic portray !!!

20 Feb 2011 8:50am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wonderful portrait, really ilke the framing. he will have lots of girls jostling for his attention now!

20 Feb 2011 8:52am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

He will be able to completely change and evie is true that girlfriends he'll be a lot :)) Splendid portrait. Nice day.

20 Feb 2011 9:02am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The dreams of billions of people embodied in this one shot

20 Feb 2011 9:06am

JCJ from Troyes, France

now, your close enough for a great portrait! excellent processing, the darker BG makes his face popping up.

20 Feb 2011 9:10am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

20 Feb 2011 9:26am


Superb portrait!

20 Feb 2011 9:50am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

great great portrait!The light is superb and the sharpness perfect.And what a story,I can understand his large smile!

20 Feb 2011 10:12am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Another great portrait!

20 Feb 2011 10:18am

Rashad from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful Portrait

20 Feb 2011 10:31am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

j'aime beaucoup cette lumière un peu décalée qui sort le visage de l'arrière plan !!:)

20 Feb 2011 11:37am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

beau portrait de cet homme chanceux !

20 Feb 2011 11:37am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Un excellent portrait comme je les aime !!

20 Feb 2011 11:43am

rem_la from Villiers, France

un regard lumineux

20 Feb 2011 11:44am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

WOW !! 9 millions dollars ??? Incredible ! Happy and lucky guy !! ;-) What a great portrait !! It's great t find you even that I've been a long time out of service ! lol !! Thank you Mariana for visiting my blog ! I'm touched by the fact that you did'nt forget me !!! (Oups... You can see that my english is again not really perfect ! lol) Enjoy and cheers from Paris ! ;-)

20 Feb 2011 11:45am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great portrait, expression, lighting and framing

20 Feb 2011 11:56am

guillaume from Paris, France

Impressive ! Superb ! *****

20 Feb 2011 12:58pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super portrait

20 Feb 2011 1:01pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

wonderful clarity on the face

20 Feb 2011 1:14pm

Plichard Mickaël from Toulouse, France

Great portrait !

20 Feb 2011 1:45pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

powerful and strong img! love this!

20 Feb 2011 1:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Such a face! Such a tale of lottery fortune! Nice "lucky 7" above the street sign. A great post, Mariana.

20 Feb 2011 1:47pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A portrait money cant buy ! Beautiful!!

20 Feb 2011 1:56pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very well :)

20 Feb 2011 3:30pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait !

20 Feb 2011 3:34pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Hi Mariana welcome back, I hope you've had fun in Sarajevo.
A portrait with nice expression, lighting and framing.

20 Feb 2011 4:17pm

thami from Morocco

La lumière est juste pour lui! Il n'en croit pas ses yeux, d'avoir gagné!
Bonne fin de journée chaleureuse!

20 Feb 2011 4:25pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great portrait! Nice lighting and details...

20 Feb 2011 4:45pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yesterday's bums on cases nicely seen. The light and tones in this portrait scintillate.

20 Feb 2011 5:45pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Interesting shot !!

20 Feb 2011 5:46pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

..........siempre mariana, ¿como podría ser este blog sin ti?.... incompleto

fabulosa fotografía, no es mas rico el quemas tiene, lo es el que menos necesita..................

20 Feb 2011 5:46pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love how the light is on his face and draws your to his expression. 9 million would make make anyone smile.

20 Feb 2011 6:15pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

All the best for possible....

20 Feb 2011 6:33pm

Marcie from United States

Extraordinary portrait. Wonderful expression captured here!

20 Feb 2011 8:16pm

Je@n-M@rc from Nancy, France

Toujours aussi impressionnante vos "gueules" ... Bravo pour ces portraits magnifiques de détails .....

20 Feb 2011 8:30pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Amazing potrait, such good light, super story

20 Feb 2011 8:38pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great portrait and even more so knowing who he is. Well done.

20 Feb 2011 9:14pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

the face of a happy man !! (???)

21 Feb 2011 12:08am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Well I hope he stays happy.

21 Feb 2011 2:24am

Branko from Toronto, Canada

High quality portrait, as often seen on this wonderful blog. Congratulations, Mariana!

21 Feb 2011 5:28am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

such a story...........i hope the money brings him happiness. his face says so much more:)

21 Feb 2011 6:31am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'll bet she does! What a fine portrait of this happy fellow. I love that black-and-white processing.

21 Feb 2011 9:59pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great portrait with a strong BW! What's his phone number?!? :))
Have a nice day.

23 Feb 2011 10:18am

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Wonderful portrait! He was not used to smile all days and you perhaps captured (so well) his first happiness.

23 Feb 2011 1:42pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe expression dans ce portrait.

27 Feb 2011 9:00am

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

9 million dollars... How many caps does it make? And how many girlfriends? He does not look so joyful, perhaps a kind of vertigo. He seems too kind for such a large sum.

27 Feb 2011 4:14pm

Juliango from Caen, France

Fabulous, expression, light etc.

1 Mar 2011 1:41pm

Rue Du Lavoir from France

Un magnifique portait noir et blanc composé de superbes détails (rides et textures). Un grand bravo.

3 Mar 2011 10:49am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Je suis bien content pour lui!
Quelle définition encore pour ce superbe portrait.

13 Mar 2011 11:26am

GIPSY ELENA from Basauri, Spain

..impresive light captured on his face and a kind of deep texture of the image I really like..

13 Mar 2011 6:04pm