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Love, Chloé

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 400 95 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

Ddo from Lorraine, France

A good contrast of size here. publicity influence !

3 Mar 2011 6:06am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Qu'on l'aime ou qu'on ne l'aime pas on ne peut pas la rater c'est sûr ! ... de la Pub XXL ! ....;-) bonne journée Mariana

3 Mar 2011 6:44am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

The real person juxtaposing with the billboard person makes this seem unreal.

3 Mar 2011 6:48am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful elements coalescing in this image; the woman walking on the street, the woman walking in the advertisement, the elegant lines and colors of the construction rising above them both. A remarkable capture, Mariana.

3 Mar 2011 7:01am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Excellent !!!

3 Mar 2011 7:04am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

difference in scale made it riveting. My eyes keep jumping from one to the other

3 Mar 2011 7:09am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ton cadrage me plaît ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

3 Mar 2011 7:10am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Fantastic comosition , it"s a Great shot ! Phil

3 Mar 2011 7:16am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Perfect timing on this shot. Excellent!

3 Mar 2011 7:48am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I see so much in this, the reality of every day life in the woman walking by , or the reality of all the construction behind the beautiful model, showing how the fashion world is all front. Another fantastic composition and image

3 Mar 2011 7:50am

Frida from Sweden

I like the contrast in size. Great timing.

3 Mar 2011 8:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Advertising giant, scale is made with the character that goes! Mariana good day.

3 Mar 2011 8:23am

Mike from United States

With that regular sized woman, the ad woman looks like a giant exiting the building. Very nice! The Chloe' woman reminds me of you.

3 Mar 2011 8:25am

@Mike: he he .. the coolest comment I got so far :) I wish ... ;)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful composition...

3 Mar 2011 8:34am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Great justaposition of the reality...and the advertisers dream.

3 Mar 2011 9:08am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I'm sure that workers in the construction of this building also love Chloé!. Good contrast in size with the real person.

3 Mar 2011 9:23am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

In giant size! Excellent to hide the works ...

3 Mar 2011 9:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic image! It is amazing how the billboard shows a woman walking past the wall - while in your shot we see a woman walking past the billboard wall! The billboard 'builds' and sells its larger than life image - and behind it the real construction is in progress.

3 Mar 2011 9:54am

guillaume from Paris, France

Luxury is grandiose ! :)

3 Mar 2011 10:11am

Nathanael from Paris, France

They'll never met...

3 Mar 2011 10:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I cannot help but see this with your other Sarajevo postings and be aware of the deep contrasts. Cities - all cities - are like that.

3 Mar 2011 11:03am

@Ronnie 2¢: i have never seen so many billboard in one city like here , in sarajevo . seems to me that every destroyed building , every building with million prints of sniper are covered with billboard . here, at least - something is building, something is in a progress after so many years ....

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Great gap between the two worlds. Annierita

3 Mar 2011 11:07am

thami from Morocco

L'amour est souvent cloué (Chloé) à une affiche!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chaleureuse!

3 Mar 2011 11:12am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Love the strong contrast between the two personages.

3 Mar 2011 11:14am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful framing with the woman looking so small passing-by there !

3 Mar 2011 11:20am

Journey Photographic from Australia

Wonderful juxtaposition of the large (unreal) figure and the small (real) one.

3 Mar 2011 11:27am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a monstrous big billboard ,wonderful brought in perspective by the walking woman.

3 Mar 2011 11:27am

PixeLuz from Vitória, Brazil

Well, this is one great "trompe-l'œil", with this idea of Chloé getting out of a tunnel. Let's hope Sarajevo too is getting out of the tunnel and will know a better future!

3 Mar 2011 12:35pm

@PixeLuz: this is so great what you said . I hope the same. Sarajevo really broke my heart this time ;)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Je suis d'autant plus touchée que ma petite fille se prénomme Chloé et que j'ai longtemps porté le parfum du même nom. J'aime cette image pub

3 Mar 2011 12:54pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The power of advertising! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

3 Mar 2011 1:38pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great capture of the lady going by the billboard. Shows the scale of the advertising.

3 Mar 2011 2:12pm

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Well seen, Mariana!

3 Mar 2011 2:17pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I always thought that Chloe drove a Renault, oh no, my mistake, her name was Nicole!

3 Mar 2011 2:39pm

@Curly: oh, really ?

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Hmm...I suddenly want to buy some Chloe perfume...I wonder why? ;-)

3 Mar 2011 2:55pm

@Amanda: you should try it :)

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent :)

3 Mar 2011 2:56pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I didn't realize she was so tall! A very cool shot!

3 Mar 2011 2:56pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

What is that little black thing on the right side of the blonde woman? She looks almost real. Great capture, full of constrasts.

3 Mar 2011 4:02pm

@dagilmar: do not see anything :)

Carina maria itati soriano from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

great shot!

3 Mar 2011 4:27pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A "larger than life" street shot, with the tiny human figure absolutely overshadowed by consumerism. Good to see a new building or repair of one taking place, though.

3 Mar 2011 4:48pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

the huge and the normal woman - very nice composition

3 Mar 2011 5:01pm

@yiannis krikis: using huge billboard to hide an ugly side of the city !

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You must remember the TV adverts?

3 Mar 2011 5:20pm

@Curly: no, i do not remember. i do not watch TV . thx for showing :)

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Une super belle pub sur un fond de chantier !!!!
Bien vu Mariana !!

3 Mar 2011 6:07pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

3 Mar 2011 7:02pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice shot Mariana

3 Mar 2011 7:32pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

well see! sometimes this covering from construction sides gives the opportunity for a remarkable shot!
right time at the right place!

3 Mar 2011 7:47pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

awesome juxtaposition of a tiny and a huge woman, well seen and recorded. even though the billboards hide the ugly wounds of war - aren't they a "better" sight than the wounds themselves?

3 Mar 2011 7:58pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

un mundo reservado a unos pocos , que contrasta con tu habitual fotografía, glamour, vip´s, dollar.............
reflejo de una sociedad dividida, muy buena

3 Mar 2011 8:42pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

The scale of this is great M'


3 Mar 2011 9:02pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

the size of this advertising is impressive! Do they put it before that the construction of the building is finished?Of course,good idea to have include the small woman in front of it.

3 Mar 2011 9:10pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

She's bigger than life, great stuff

3 Mar 2011 9:11pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Preciosa combinación ,buen trabajo.

3 Mar 2011 9:25pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

I love Too

3 Mar 2011 9:35pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Extra la composition , la personne nous fait prendre conscience le gigantisme des affiches

3 Mar 2011 9:38pm

mauro from barcelona, Spain

great image!!!!

3 Mar 2011 9:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


3 Mar 2011 10:53pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent composition and angle shot!

4 Mar 2011 12:16am

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Wonderful capture !

4 Mar 2011 3:08am

Krunal from Mumbai, India


4 Mar 2011 3:44am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An interesting composition of juxtapositions between the "hard hat" area and the sidewalk area. Capturing the "real" woman here gives this shot a great sense of scale.

4 Mar 2011 4:12am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

3 levels of interest and scale with the woman walking, the bill board and the building being errected behind. Well seen and shot Mariana:)

4 Mar 2011 4:14am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

neat candid shot.. :)

4 Mar 2011 4:17am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful juxtaposition of the larger-than-life advertisement with the ordinary person! Terrific capture!

4 Mar 2011 1:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great juxtaposition! We have the giant Chloé and the mini Chloé. Very well seen and captured.

4 Mar 2011 7:47pm

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Sorry, it was a joke, but you have to excuse my English. I meant the woman in the poster was the real one, ane the woman in black walking by was something I couldn't even identify, i.e., a real woman.

6 Mar 2011 10:16am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice urban pic. Well seen and well done.
Have a nice day.

7 Mar 2011 10:04am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellente composition.

8 Mar 2011 9:55pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
95 mm