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Stranger wanted his Portrait

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 22 April 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

He saw me with camera and asked if I wanted to take his portrait . Seems to me he is very proud of his hair-style.

Waterloo, Ontario
March, 2011

ps. I changed my mind and put these two portraits together :)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 80 17 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

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Awesome !!!!!!!! The details are excellent. Great portrait. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

22 Apr 2011 5:19am

STEED from D, France

Strong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 Apr 2011 5:59am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est superbe ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

22 Apr 2011 6:20am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

terrific portrait,,,,, absolutely impressive

22 Apr 2011 6:33am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Quite a character, and you did a strong portrait with him. Annierita

22 Apr 2011 6:35am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful processing of a fascinating face, Mariana

22 Apr 2011 6:44am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Some illumination in the eyes!
Great details, strong result!

22 Apr 2011 7:03am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A face of a hard life

22 Apr 2011 7:41am

@CElliottUK: hard life ? I would not say so ... just a strange face and strange look ;) and even more strange hairstyle !

PATRICK from miramas, France


22 Apr 2011 7:56am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful expressive portrait - shining eyes show he enjoys life!

22 Apr 2011 8:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautifully gritty. Those zig zags must be high maintenance:)

22 Apr 2011 8:40am

Jo Lynn T. from The Hague, Netherlands

Powerful portrait with strong contrast. I like it :)

22 Apr 2011 8:42am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

He was satisfied inmediately without much effort :))

22 Apr 2011 8:47am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

This guy has been some places done some things, perhaps is best not to know?

22 Apr 2011 8:48am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

He is proud of his looks

22 Apr 2011 8:57am

Gregory from Zurich, Switzerland

Love it! Nice processing!

22 Apr 2011 9:03am

@Gregory: hi Gregory ! nice to hear from you ;)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

A striking portrait, the first plane with a lot of vital force, very well mary

22 Apr 2011 9:14am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Very confident expression in the eyes, superb portrait and it is soooo sharp, every bristle and pore stands out. A steady hand needed for this hair style I think!

22 Apr 2011 9:22am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Un retrato fantástico.Saludos.

22 Apr 2011 9:28am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I bet he loves it, very cool

22 Apr 2011 9:32am

Chantal from TERHEIJDEN, Netherlands

what a magnificent face

22 Apr 2011 9:41am

larans from Lund, Sweden

A strange portrait. There is something very special with his expression. Interesting!

22 Apr 2011 9:45am

Thomas from Paris, France

Nice expression on his face, can't wait to see his back side ;)

22 Apr 2011 9:59am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Terrific portrait !

22 Apr 2011 10:16am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely! I simply love the tighter framing here - gets me closer to the subject - and that combined with your ever-wonderful BW tones - brings out this lovely portrait!

22 Apr 2011 10:28am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un regard qui va effleurer l'horizon !!
un voyageur immobile et superbe !

22 Apr 2011 10:43am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

They know about you : the amazing street portrait lady! Another very fine character face for your burgeoning collection of stellar shots. Wonderful detail.

22 Apr 2011 11:14am

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Great portrait!

22 Apr 2011 11:34am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Terrifiant cet homme-là :)

22 Apr 2011 12:09pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Nice expression on his face, terrific portrait !!

22 Apr 2011 1:04pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Another excellent portrait!

22 Apr 2011 1:10pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Did you charge him?

22 Apr 2011 1:56pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Cool personality.....I like his strange haircut.

22 Apr 2011 2:11pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Beautiful detail - great shot!

22 Apr 2011 2:11pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Haha, I like his hairstyle, great portrait in b/w and strong details
NB: Mariana I can not comment your fotos for a few days .
Grtz Willem.

22 Apr 2011 2:36pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Mariana, it seems you are really lucky! This was an excellent opportunity for a nice portrait!

22 Apr 2011 3:01pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Amazing detail.

22 Apr 2011 3:16pm

Murphys from Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

Awesome portrait Mariana.

22 Apr 2011 3:33pm

CLODO from PESSAC, France

What a look! Really amazing, and very good pen drawing!

22 Apr 2011 3:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Obviously a lot of work was put into this creation! He is obviously proud of the results! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

22 Apr 2011 3:57pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

wow - great portrait and face - very strong and impressive

22 Apr 2011 4:21pm

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

Wow.....great haircut ;-))) This is realy a very handsome man Mariana;-)) Did you had a date ?

22 Apr 2011 4:49pm

@Richard: not my type at all, my dear Richard:) you silly one ..ha ha

martim from Galesburg,Illinois, United States

THIS PORTRAIT IS WONDERFUL AS ALWASY >>>i love your choices and i am glad this fellow asked to be immortal, Actually he paid a lot of money for that hairstyle.As a Cosmetologists i know a little about such things....
Be sure and take a read of my little accompaniment.. DAILY :your photos lift me up so much Spiritually.

22 Apr 2011 4:49pm

@martim: thanks a lot martim :) I am glad to hear that :) Have a great weekend !!!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

I love the backside view too!

22 Apr 2011 5:16pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An incredible close-up of this gentleman showing great details. He has the smile, eyes and cheeks for a Santa.

22 Apr 2011 5:56pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

really two strong portrait ,mariana ,very beautiful !
kiss !

22 Apr 2011 7:16pm

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Awesome ! Superbe ! Stupendo ! Je l'aurai dit, de manière laconique, en trois langues. Pourquoi ? Parce que, sur ce coup-là, je suis bluffé, aphone. Belle opportunité que tu as saisie de manière absolument pertinente.

22 Apr 2011 7:52pm

franz from Baden, Austria

cool! i might try this one day, too! (the back of the head, i mean; not the front, though his handlebar moustache is not bad, either ...).

22 Apr 2011 8:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is a very unique looking haircut. No wonder he's so proud of it. Cool shots.

22 Apr 2011 8:30pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Gritty detail - a Mariana classic !

22 Apr 2011 8:35pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

wonderful opportunity you had. You took full advantage and did a great job.

22 Apr 2011 9:13pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Très belle série, des portraits superbes! Bravo magnifique travail.

22 Apr 2011 9:26pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Très beau portrait , un effet graphique énorme sur sa tête .les cheveux ça repousse !!!

22 Apr 2011 9:43pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

As we say in France, in a language not very polite : "Quelle gueule !"
Whaouuu !
This man is terrifying, fascinating, but at the same time, his eyes are touching.
Un beautiful portrait.

22 Apr 2011 10:53pm

Araceli Martinez from Barcelona, Spain

Qué buenos retratos...! Toda la serie me gusta.

22 Apr 2011 10:55pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

You're lucky to let you take his photo because you know that's the problem with taking pictures of a strangers that they get mad at you and think your a kind of pervert or paparazzi! They always mistaken us for someone else who have bad intention. How many times I was approached to let me delete their photos =( Anyway, this is a great capture. I like the texture as always,so lively! Happy easter too! regards!

22 Apr 2011 11:11pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

photograph with atmosphere

22 Apr 2011 11:12pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Strange and fascinating face and hairstyle. Great portrait. Like it. You are very generous, Mariana. :)

23 Apr 2011 1:44am

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

And boy did he get it! Fabulous!

23 Apr 2011 2:01am

Nicou from Uvrier, Switzerland

Quel portrait et iamge, superbe, le coupe de cheveux est superbe

23 Apr 2011 4:03am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

that it some hair do

23 Apr 2011 4:53am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

love it... really feel like we've had a glimpse of his character!
BRAVO Mariana:)

23 Apr 2011 7:41am

JCJ from Troyes, France

a fantastic head!

23 Apr 2011 8:59am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Super portrait avec super details, i aprecied very much this great monocrhrome

23 Apr 2011 2:15pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful portrait. And - I love how you show the back of his head. It tells a whole story!

23 Apr 2011 3:53pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well......he is an impressive walking art gallery.

23 Apr 2011 5:42pm

@Curly: ha ha ha ... the best comment I heard for this portrait . Bravo you :)))

domlortha from Roanne, France

Ashtoning hair style! I repeat again and again: your portraits are wonderful!!
Have a nice day.

24 Apr 2011 10:47am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

wow.. he sure looks interesting.. :D nice work capturing these.. :)

24 Apr 2011 7:56pm

@rian: well. I did not have to capture anything . he was posing instead ;) thanks Rian !

Himera from Ljubljana, Slovenia

I LOVE IT!!!! I want my portrait done too!!!

27 Apr 2011 10:42pm

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