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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

Carina M. I. Soriano from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Great street shot!
Nice treatment of B/N..

2 Jun 2011 5:57am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

I so feel with this man, being in a wheelchair myself. The B&W makes a strong image here

2 Jun 2011 6:05am

@Chantal: thanks Chantal . thanks for sharing your story !

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nicely spotted...

2 Jun 2011 6:11am

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Great shot. I can feel his strength even from the flow of his hair.

2 Jun 2011 6:24am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great street scene, I love the power that b/w gives to this photo

2 Jun 2011 6:49am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Très beau contraste entre la fragilité humaine et la force mécanique !

2 Jun 2011 6:50am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Painful to see the skeletal-thin bones of the unused, undeveloped legs.
The way he is situated in front of the vehicle emphasizes his vulnerability.
Beautifully caught, Mariana.

2 Jun 2011 7:32am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A dramatic image of this man trapped among the bigger wheels and massive steel bodies.

2 Jun 2011 7:49am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

like Stephen, a dramatic shot!

2 Jun 2011 7:51am

Murphys from Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

There but for the grace of god,powerful image Mariana.

2 Jun 2011 7:57am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It seems to be very fragile face to cars, a beautiful image that shows the difficulty of disabled facing the road. Mariana nice day.

2 Jun 2011 7:59am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

always splendid photograph.

2 Jun 2011 8:38am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

An intense and striking image

2 Jun 2011 8:49am

JCJ from Troyes, France

like Jacques said, an interesting contrast of the human fragility and the mechanics

2 Jun 2011 9:44am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great find and I love the angle you used.

2 Jun 2011 11:07am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Big SUV little man in a wheel chair. Great timing great capture

2 Jun 2011 11:40am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully photographed from a good position

2 Jun 2011 11:47am

@Willem: I shoted this from a car , so no more options for angle :) thx .

Kat from Lorraine, France

En difficulté !

2 Jun 2011 12:08pm

@Kat: That is his life. Thanks .

barbod from rasht, Iran

very nice

2 Jun 2011 12:12pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


2 Jun 2011 12:39pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The low angle perspective creates a wonder effect in this shot Mariana! He is dwarfed by the big wheels around him! A super street capture Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

2 Jun 2011 12:59pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such an honest and wonderful capture!!! You have a gift for catching people and their expressions!

2 Jun 2011 1:06pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow....uncertainty for sure...fantastic pov here too...another master shot, Mairanna...sorry I have been missing you ..sorry ;-)

2 Jun 2011 2:09pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Do not be sorry Denny ... I have been missing so many Am3 friends recently . Have no time for browsing and commenting ! As a result - there are no comments back to me .. ha ha :)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A great photo that yells "danger!"

2 Jun 2011 2:46pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Bravo Mariana! The difficulty with the photo is how to take it without being noticed...

2 Jun 2011 3:05pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, what a powerful frame. This speaks potently for all people who face physical challenges in a world where so many of us don't realize how fortunate we are to have full health and mobility. The framing and his facial expression : superb.

2 Jun 2011 3:09pm

STEED from D, France

Great expression for,a new time,a great portrait...5 Stars....

2 Jun 2011 3:12pm

Sophie Avrillault from Bidart, France

nice shot, a lot of emotion in this picture... thanks

2 Jun 2011 3:25pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice capture of expressions. Uncertainty ... sad ... another Great portrait, as always ... :)

2 Jun 2011 4:36pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très bel hommage et compo à cet homme il doit pas avori la vie facile, splendide

2 Jun 2011 5:21pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation one word. Successful capture!

2 Jun 2011 5:24pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Une photo ou on a un sentiment d'insécurité ; la voiture est agressive pour cette personne

2 Jun 2011 5:50pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

une photo puissante sur la place que tienne les handicapés dans notre société .
bravo pour cette prise marianna qui pourrait servir pour une campagne de sensibilisation pour les handicapés

2 Jun 2011 6:08pm

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent capture. The expression on the face tells many stories and hardship. Well done !!!

2 Jun 2011 6:28pm

@Elsabe: thanks Elsabe :)

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great picture! great timing with that big wheels on his back! while the man have to endure to advance himself, the driver behind those wheels will move with ease...great story...

2 Jun 2011 6:42pm

@Roland: thx Roland . Thanks for adding me to your watching list too ;)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain


2 Jun 2011 6:55pm

@Francisco Romero: ya, very oppressive !

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic title for this shot Mariana! When you look at his face he's thinking "what now....."

2 Jun 2011 7:01pm

Frida from Sweden

As I have said many times to myself you should make a book of these street shots.

2 Jun 2011 8:21pm

@Frida: one day :)) thx Frida :)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


2 Jun 2011 8:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great street view! I saw someone in a wheelchair almost get hit by a car the other day....Really scary!

2 Jun 2011 9:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The way people drive around here there is danger for sure. A great shot of this fellow.

2 Jun 2011 10:49pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

His world is a difficult one, and the picture tell's his story. A sad but excellent image.

2 Jun 2011 10:59pm

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

this image has a great gritty sharpness and texture to it - especially emphasized by the B&W tone :-)

3 Jun 2011 12:27am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great street shot! The expression on his face tells it all!

3 Jun 2011 12:48am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Also these "shocks" photos perfectly composed and affecting our sensibility.
It is well dramatized.

3 Jun 2011 5:04am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

As always you have captured an expression that says so much, he looks so vunrable

3 Jun 2011 8:21am

@Christine: thanks Christine . What is happening with your new pictures ?

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

what i really like on your photographs is the fact that, you don´t only have an eye for the beautiful things of live! you take a look on situations and things, where other people turn away and want to see! you give this moments a chance, to come to the force! only for few moments in their life, they would be in the "spotlight" of many visitors of this blog.! perhaps their last moments of attention! and that fact, makes your photos unique! as a great admirer, keep it up!

3 Jun 2011 1:18pm

@klausZ: thanks a lot Klauz for these words . I appreciate this comment so much ! It is great to read when people understand and feel the message of images ;)

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

I think Klaus has said it very well!

3 Jun 2011 3:58pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

buena expresión capturada, excelente B&W!!

3 Jun 2011 4:42pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

such a story your superb image paints...

4 Jun 2011 7:43am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

5 Jun 2011 9:25am

domlortha from Roanne, France

You always find strong scene in the street. Great eye for this terrific composition!
Have a nice day.

11 Jun 2011 9:41am

1/500 second
ISO 200
135 mm