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"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

Chantal from TERHEIJDEN, Netherlands

what a marquent man

16 Apr 2011 5:53am

@Chantal: not really , but his portrait is very significant :)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Your portraits are excellent! This man doesn't appear to be the type of person I would expect to be frequenting Hollywood Beach. Am I wrong?

16 Apr 2011 5:53am

@Jason Politte: I think you are wrong :)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing...Great details..Great expressions..5*****

16 Apr 2011 6:26am

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Apr 2011 6:36am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent B & W, a portrait with a very originates as all your work,

16 Apr 2011 6:38am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un superbe portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

16 Apr 2011 6:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great portrait, fantastic composition. 5 *. Nice day.

16 Apr 2011 6:47am

STEED from D, France

Great one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a nice week',M'.....

16 Apr 2011 6:50am

@STEED: thanks , you too ;)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A remarkable find the most interesting faces to share with us. Super !!

16 Apr 2011 6:58am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Where do you go to find all these people; such interesting faces

16 Apr 2011 8:03am

@J.R.: they are around me :) thanks .

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Where you find these characters, Mariana? Splendid, another splendid portrait.

16 Apr 2011 8:04am

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

Fantastic processing Mariana!!!!
The portrait is realy popping out of my screen and i love it;-)

16 Apr 2011 8:30am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great face. shadow detail a bit lost?

16 Apr 2011 8:31am

@grouser: shadow detail a bit lost? what do you mean ? anyway - thanks .

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I always want to tell you how much I love the high key processing on your b&w photos - especially the portraits. It really highlights the facial details and emphasizes the mood you have captured. This one is another winner.

16 Apr 2011 8:33am

@kiwisa: thanks A lot Francis !

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice capture ,well done :)

16 Apr 2011 9:08am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great capture !Spectacular !

16 Apr 2011 9:10am

@Mhelene: thanks Mhelene !

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

This is perfect!

16 Apr 2011 9:21am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Looks like a b&w etching. Such exquisite toning. A wonderful portrait - for sure!

16 Apr 2011 9:52am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic capture !! happy face !!

16 Apr 2011 10:24am

@guillaume: i do not see happy face , more confused face I see !

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That's a real character!

16 Apr 2011 10:48am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Extraodinary !

16 Apr 2011 12:27pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful framing & processing. Sorry for a wise crack but he says to me "Hey there's a bug in my ear".

16 Apr 2011 12:46pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great portrait - he seems to enjoy life to the full!

16 Apr 2011 12:48pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

this is great art ! excellent

16 Apr 2011 12:59pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Love his expression!
Magnificent portrait of this elderly man.
Well captured Marianna!

16 Apr 2011 1:24pm

@Don Levesque: thanks Don !

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Very nice expressive portrait and very nice light !
Kind regards

16 Apr 2011 1:26pm

@@Look: thanks Jean :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Great B&W Portrait. Nice expression. Excellent :)

16 Apr 2011 1:51pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Another astounding portrait of a wonderful face! I see beauty in this kind of character, rather than the mythic and unrealistic model of a world filled with perfect teeth, hair, bodies. This is character and a treasure of a moment. The processing is beautiful; a hybrid of photography and masterful ink.

16 Apr 2011 2:17pm

@Rick: yes, Sir! I agree with you :) Love this face too ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic processing, great portrait

16 Apr 2011 2:37pm

carlyteen from Islas Canarias, Spain

Another wonderful portrait.

16 Apr 2011 3:10pm

harry from United States

This is an amazing photo. It really brings out character.

16 Apr 2011 4:13pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Great light and stellar production on this one, Mariana.

16 Apr 2011 4:38pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

he looks a character and you've really captured every bit of it...good contrasts also!

16 Apr 2011 4:42pm

@Ted: thanks Ted :)

Twojays from Emigrant, United States

Oh wow. He is right out of Dickens, but for the Hollywood baseball cap. What a fine capture. You know what I think? I wish it was not so dark in contrast. I want to see more light. Just me. A fun and wonderful portrait.

16 Apr 2011 4:54pm

@Twojays: Thanks a lot for suggestion. NO way to change any single thing :) To me it is just a perfect portrait !

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

Hi Mariana! Like the way you process your photos. Power! It makes the pictures expressive and sometimes a bit mysterious!

16 Apr 2011 5:42pm

@Henny: thx Henny ! Nice to see you on my page ;)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What a super portrait!
The odd thing is every town seems to have a man that looks just like him, he has a memorable face that seems to have been replicated thousands of times :-)

16 Apr 2011 6:08pm

@Curly: Did you see the same man in your city / town ? I am actually excited to learn that this face is so often seen in a world :) Pity we've never seen an actor with this face :) Thanks Curly !

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yeah, I'm sure I had a pint with him and "chewed the cud" as we say, just wish I'd had a camera with me :-)

16 Apr 2011 6:22pm

@Curly: cool ... to bad you did not have your camera :) I would really love to see this face in another country:)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Fantastic image Mariana! Great work on the processing and a priceless expression!

16 Apr 2011 6:37pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This portrait really impresses!

16 Apr 2011 6:50pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely portrait, happy soul!

16 Apr 2011 8:19pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Wonderful. Etched in steel. The mold was broken after this guy.

16 Apr 2011 8:33pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

This portrait is excellent ! i like it :)

16 Apr 2011 8:43pm

melocoton from Spain

buen trabajo mariana

16 Apr 2011 8:59pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I am not really a fan of over processing portraits but this works really well! It's outstanding in fact!

16 Apr 2011 9:42pm from AHETZE, France

Great shoot pour ce portrait , sympa le traitement

16 Apr 2011 9:45pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Real como la vida misma! Magnifico

16 Apr 2011 10:11pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Clever composition Marian! I really like the treatment you made...excellent textures well detailed!

16 Apr 2011 11:29pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

almost looks like a charcoal drawing that's been beautifully rendered...excellent processing and portrait!

17 Apr 2011 12:35am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Your processing enhances the impact of this portrait.

17 Apr 2011 12:41am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful portrait... all the textures are superb!

17 Apr 2011 4:30am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

terrific texture, really awesome in contrast

17 Apr 2011 5:54am

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

what a face!

17 Apr 2011 7:38am

Pied Crow from Abuja, Nigeria

Terrific portrait, though to my eye a little scary! That tooth!

17 Apr 2011 7:45am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Terrific portrait! Great edition and fantastioc expression!

17 Apr 2011 8:43am

Arash from Dubai, UAE., United Arab Emirates

great portrait, nice in bw, one of a kind!

17 Apr 2011 10:53am

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Oh Mariana, where do you find these guys? Just a fabulous capture.

17 Apr 2011 12:36pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

A very expressive portrait!

17 Apr 2011 1:41pm

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Excellent character portrait! Wonderful lighting for revealing texture, perfect background for impact, and you caught his captivating expression wonderfully. Really admirable work!

17 Apr 2011 2:01pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

What a face and expression! Terrific shot!
Have a nice day.

17 Apr 2011 4:20pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique portrait, très expressif.

17 Apr 2011 4:44pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb portrait, I love the way you capture the hands too, they show a lived life and age just like the face

17 Apr 2011 7:46pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

pretty interesting character you captured here.. :) nice catch..

17 Apr 2011 8:18pm

Pomme from France

Tu as toujours l'art de capter des expressions etonnantes :)

17 Apr 2011 8:22pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

fantastique portraits ..HDR on dirait ?

18 Apr 2011 9:04pm

@Gérard Méry: NEVER HDR for me :))) Photoshop processing :) thanks :)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

W O W !

19 Apr 2011 6:58pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

amazing face! the BG was very disturbing if you hide it like this... the soft edges of this black added BG are not very good looking...

19 Apr 2011 8:46pm

Oskar from Vinaros, Spain

Sensacional serie de retratos!!!Me encantan!FELICIDADES

19 Apr 2011 8:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Has this man been on your blog before? I swear I've seen him before. A perfect portrait!

20 Apr 2011 4:03am

@Steve Rice: you are right . great memory you have Steve . thanks

Zsákai Péter from Budapest, Hungary

very good, characteristic portrait. You added a lot with the postprocessing.

25 Apr 2011 9:51am

@Zsákai Péter: face is so original that it is a super portrait in any kind of processing! thanks

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/100 second
ISO 80
13 mm