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Three Men wearing Suits and Hats

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 5 June 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


A shot from a car !

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/400 second F/4.0 ISO 80 7 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

morgan from canyon Country, United States

That's a really satisfying image. Feels like a classic.

5 Jun 2011 5:03am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Lovely story is told, I wonder where they are hurrying to?

5 Jun 2011 5:26am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

looks like a step back in time! I should start dressing like that, haha!

5 Jun 2011 5:29am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great timing on the walks

5 Jun 2011 5:30am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great photo, I like the dinamism of the men in black.
They look like the ogents of a dangerous bureau coming towards us to ask for money :))

5 Jun 2011 5:31am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It remembers me also the photographs of August Sander: the "Three men".

5 Jun 2011 5:36am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting picture

5 Jun 2011 6:04am

Babzy from Besançon, France

i love it :)

5 Jun 2011 6:13am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Quelles démarches décidées!, on se croirait dans un film, l'essuie glace nous ramène à la réalité.

Ton pare brise est impeccable, félicitations.

5 Jun 2011 6:21am

PATRICK from miramas, France


5 Jun 2011 6:55am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Tres hombres, tres enviados de dios, tres veces de la profecía

5 Jun 2011 7:20am

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

Outstanding as always - superb

5 Jun 2011 7:38am

@Gobou: your link is lost ... hard to get back to you ;)

cristoF from montbéliard, France

génial ,ces personnages on l'air de sortir d'une autre époque!!

5 Jun 2011 8:24am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Fantastic image, I might be cut down that harms the unity of the image.
(Unless you meant to emphasize the location of the shooting).
Good Sunday.

5 Jun 2011 8:29am

@Lacroux: I love their legs' reflection on my car :) have you noticed it ? Looks like : VVV :) Thanks !

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great shot!

5 Jun 2011 8:30am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Absolutely fantastic !

5 Jun 2011 8:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

They seem to be eager to go to their appointments! Great B & W. Mariana good day.

5 Jun 2011 8:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'd say they are on a power-walk from the vascular laboratories across the street - if they make it back, they are confirmed 'cured' !

5 Jun 2011 9:47am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

incredible,fantastic,unreal picture,and ....very very funny!

5 Jun 2011 10:07am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

tou tem mouvment cet image, sueprbe compo et captage

5 Jun 2011 10:15am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

How you manage these shots, great timing

5 Jun 2011 11:15am

@J.R.: you mean from a car ?

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Like a scene from "Men in Black"! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-))

5 Jun 2011 11:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A shot from a car !
Yes they do look as though they are going to a pre-arranged rendezvous, wonder if they'll make it back or will the shot from the car get them? This has all the hallmarks of a gangster movie.

5 Jun 2011 12:26pm

@Curly: thx Curly !

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

If it wasn't for the newer styles of cars in the photo, you'd think that you took this photo in the earl 1960's. After you mentioned it, I did see the leg reflection and like it. Beautiful capture Mariana!

5 Jun 2011 1:09pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

comme un film des années 30...

5 Jun 2011 1:20pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

.... I can see it, nice street shot, photographed at the right time

5 Jun 2011 2:05pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent ! I love this purposeful stride they all have, and their reflected legs on your hood, AND this low-rise strip mall in the background that reminds me so much of my childhood in Mississauga!

5 Jun 2011 2:23pm

@Rick: Mississauga is not so far from Kitchener ;) Thanks Rick :)

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Three men... lost in the 21st century ? Please send them back Mariana, they can't survive it! ;-)

5 Jun 2011 2:25pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Your faster then lucky luck to shoot a moment like this!! WOW realy fantastic Mariana!!

5 Jun 2011 2:41pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

Great timing , The composition , framing,the rendering , all make up this eyecatching image .. !

5 Jun 2011 2:54pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

stunning and fantastic catch !!!! excellent details B/W and timing !!!

5 Jun 2011 3:55pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A perfect moment to capture these gents, I wonder what they do / who they are? Excellent sharp details, you have a good process.

5 Jun 2011 4:05pm

@Michael Fresh: you know, a windshield was very clean,... when saw them on the right side I quickly sprayed it , camera was on the other sit , and I gave a sign to these guys to cross the street ... so I had enough time for my shot ;) thx Mike !

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un instantanné très bien ficelé.

5 Jun 2011 4:10pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una imagen muy interesante con el limpia en primer plano.saludos Mariana.

5 Jun 2011 4:30pm

emmabens from ivry, France

Scène très sympathique et beau noir et blanc. Si je puis me permettre, j'aurais coupé le capot de la voiture et les essuie-glaces.

5 Jun 2011 4:32pm

@emmabens: thx . I love this original frame :) Would not cut off anything !

Iknow from Chengdu, China

Dramatic scene and really artistic tones,Bravo!

5 Jun 2011 5:05pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Excellent ! :)

5 Jun 2011 5:21pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice capture. They seem to be in a hurry. :)

5 Jun 2011 5:22pm

STEED from D, France

I LOVE !!!

5 Jun 2011 5:29pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

They look like undertakers! What a wonderful moment seen and captured!!!

5 Jun 2011 6:55pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is another photograph that would well be part of a National Geographic article about the place.

5 Jun 2011 6:57pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

They make a distinctive trio....we don't see frequently see men dressed this way now in these casual times.
A fine street shot !

5 Jun 2011 8:01pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

Superbe capture !

5 Jun 2011 8:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

men with a mission

5 Jun 2011 8:44pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow - wonderfully seen! These guys look like they have business to take care of.

5 Jun 2011 9:14pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is so cool great B&W - right out of the old 50's cop show days...and I agree with Ronnie...I saw that vascular whatever store across there and thought, "I wonder if they are going to rob that store?" This is great, Mariana!

5 Jun 2011 10:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Three men in a big hurry, too. Look at those long strides. These guys seem so out of place here to my eye.

5 Jun 2011 10:20pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

Seems like these men are in hurry but they look so classy together..Nice shot!

5 Jun 2011 11:39pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice find.

6 Jun 2011 2:25am

Pierre from, Belgium

Excellente scène. Ca me fait penser aux Marx Brothers

6 Jun 2011 6:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Pris d'un car chapeau ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

6 Jun 2011 1:50pm

Bruno F from France

Une scène assez incroyable avec ces 3 personnages semblant sortir d'un film, et à la démarche figée dans une synchronicité parfaite ! Great great great ! ;)

6 Jun 2011 2:43pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Brilliant, they have the stride of cowboys

6 Jun 2011 4:05pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

you have such keen eyes!...this picture has a classic feel...again, great shot!...

6 Jun 2011 6:33pm

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent shot!

6 Jun 2011 6:53pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

It's like a still from a Coen brothers movie - dark, farcical and thoroughly interesting.

6 Jun 2011 8:40pm

philippe from moselle, France

les men in black, le retour ;o) !!!

6 Jun 2011 9:20pm

Kenneth Lee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great B/W :) *Thumbs up*

8 Jun 2011 3:37am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Ils sont décidés !! Pas de temps à perdre

11 Jun 2011 9:26am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Like a movie! Great street shot!
Have a nice day.

11 Jun 2011 10:46am

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

What a strange appearence... three old Beatles replay abbey road crossing?

13 Jun 2011 8:44am

amateuRobert from Budapest, Hungary


19 Jun 2011 8:09pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe, c'est très cinématographique.

24 Jun 2011 9:31pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool shot, beautiful b/w!

6 Sep 2011 7:16pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Haha, so much strange things going on outside that laboratory....

8 Sep 2011 6:18pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/400 second
ISO 80
7 mm