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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

Z from Shanghai, China

Nice portrait...comprehensive feelings!

16 Jun 2011 5:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid on this portrait contrasts, magnificent job Mariana. Nice day.

16 Jun 2011 5:19am

Z from Shanghai, China

Got the comprehensive feelings from the portrait..good one!

16 Jun 2011 5:27am

STEED from D, France

You've definitely found a (great)Style !!!

16 Jun 2011 6:01am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The expression of this portrait beautifully photographed

16 Jun 2011 6:12am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Un visage marqué, très contrasté, mais une belle expression et des yeux pétillants ! Un très beau portrait ! Bonne journée Mariana

16 Jun 2011 6:24am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

different portrait !
excellent

16 Jun 2011 6:26am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Now , you have to write a book , with the story of all you portrait ! Phil

16 Jun 2011 6:50am

parisa from shiraz, Iran

great shot excellent

16 Jun 2011 7:02am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP

16 Jun 2011 7:12am

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Beautiful detail ...Excellent!

16 Jun 2011 7:23am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful portrait - life's experience etched on their face!

16 Jun 2011 7:27am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

her face looks like a road map of Georgia so many lines and wrinkles, so many miles this woman has traveled

16 Jun 2011 7:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

strikingly direct

16 Jun 2011 7:58am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What an excellent portriat.. beautiful details.

16 Jun 2011 8:18am

fereshteh. from Iran

Wonderful portrait...

16 Jun 2011 8:45am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un travail remarquable! finesse du regard qui donne à cette peau le rôle principal !!

16 Jun 2011 9:15am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Strong lines in the face, I love it in B&W

16 Jun 2011 9:20am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A strong portrait !!

16 Jun 2011 9:28am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Lovely strong b&w portrait ! Nice shot, well done !

16 Jun 2011 9:39am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great great job!
The expression is strong and mysterious.
Her presence is ...enormous.

16 Jun 2011 10:17am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

excellent strong expression !!

16 Jun 2011 11:43am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful street portrait Mariana! A face that tells many stories! ;-)

16 Jun 2011 11:47am

Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent traitement pour ce portrait criant de vérité silencieuse!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

16 Jun 2011 11:53am

Val37 from Tours, France

Whow, a beautiful and strong portrait, I like it !

16 Jun 2011 12:15pm

H. Heitjohann from Germany

ein sehr gutes SW Portrait.

16 Jun 2011 1:07pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente retrato Mariana, con una expresión capturada muy buena, saludos!!

16 Jun 2011 1:27pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Wow, what a character... cool portrait!

16 Jun 2011 1:31pm

tataray from france, France

Une grande personnalité ce portrait. Magnifique.

16 Jun 2011 1:38pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

this portrait are really your speciality! very impressive imagery!

16 Jun 2011 2:23pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! I love the "gritty" look....it really helps to tell a story about her.

16 Jun 2011 2:24pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful portrait! Her expression is strong and determined.
Well seen Mariana!

16 Jun 2011 2:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous

16 Jun 2011 2:28pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

de magnifiques trait de caractere pour ce superbe portrait, bravo

16 Jun 2011 3:15pm

Eric C. from France

Wonderfull portrait, encore une fois !
Bravo for the treatement again.

16 Jun 2011 3:34pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

What a terrific mood. The hard expression of her face and the hard processing make for a very hard image.

16 Jun 2011 3:50pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. Powerful too. Great capture of her strong expression. Great work. Love it. :)

16 Jun 2011 4:15pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiose portrait et image, superbe quel rendu sur le visage, une merveille

16 Jun 2011 4:41pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Inimitable work in style of MARIANA!

16 Jun 2011 4:45pm

@Oleg: thanks Oleg !

Emma.b from ivry, France

Bravo Mariana ! Quel beau noir & blanc ! Wonderful !

16 Jun 2011 5:00pm

@Emma.b: thanks Emma . And thanks for adding my page to your Blogwatch list .

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Just came back from a business trip to Turin, Italy. I tried to find your "stars" and in the next days I will upload a few samples. Of course in your case the quality remains superb!

16 Jun 2011 7:37pm

Florence from Paris, France

Your process and technic on portrait are truly admirable Mariana. Wow, wow, wow. And what a character.

16 Jun 2011 7:39pm

@Florence: To be honest since first time I got a comment from Damian who said that many of my portraits resemble Lee Jeffries I started paying more attention to portraits and their processing. I think I still keep my style, without coping LJ's portraits ( which is impossible in fact - he is a genie). Thanks a lot for your comment Florence !

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Another hard life......you made again a perfect portrait Mariana!! I realy like this photo!!

16 Jun 2011 7:45pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Impressive !!! Great work !!

16 Jun 2011 7:56pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbe portrait !!!

16 Jun 2011 8:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely portrait of this lady with the weathered face. I like the way she wears her hat and perches her sunglasses there.

16 Jun 2011 8:18pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

As always - wonderful.

16 Jun 2011 8:18pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

what a great and strong portrait,so far from the usual portraits! Excellent, Marianna, so chatacteristic of you!

16 Jun 2011 8:30pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great structure in this monochrome. Well done.

16 Jun 2011 8:35pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantástica mariana, impresionante la mirada, un beso pablo

16 Jun 2011 8:40pm

Photocube from Pirgos, Greece

Unique woman......!!!!!Unique capture.

16 Jun 2011 8:42pm

Josh from New York, United States

Amazing portrait. Such great texture.

16 Jun 2011 9:08pm

Frida from Sweden

Excellent contrasts and a splendid portrait.

16 Jun 2011 9:41pm

Kala from United States

Superb contrast and details.

17 Jun 2011 4:00am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Look at this fantastic face and expression ! Wow, another one for the portfolio of memorable people. You are getting superb textures and tones with these portraits!

17 Jun 2011 4:14pm

@Rick: thanks Rick . I was sure you did not like this portrait , as many others who viewed it without saying anything ;)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Hey M : no no no... somehow I missed this one yesterday, and probably because I was up all night watching those idiots rioting in Vancouver on the news. I love this shot !

17 Jun 2011 5:47pm

@Rick: ok, thanks . you know what ? I'm recently getting comments only from these whose pix I commented already ! Even some of these are so polite and say - thanks Mariana, without commenting back, or they go back to Beautiful girl ( on Spotlight page ) or some old image and comment on that one ;) Funny and strange ! Sorry, I know how much you like Am3 community, but being here over 2 years I like it less and less !

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent portrait !!! This face tells a million tales and stories. Very well captured and processed.

17 Jun 2011 5:55pm

@Elsabe: thanks a lot .

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Your work and how often it is recognized places you in a different situation than someone like me, and I bet you after a couple of years I will be less infatuated with the experience... but I'm telling you, sister, compared to MySpace and the stupidity and egotism that I put up with there for 4 years, this is paradise! ;-) (for me, I like to view work that is thought-provoking and inspiring : that is why you will see a lot of me here on your blog, and I don't care one bit if you return the comment on what I post... it's not why I am here or like this photo site) Big smile for your weekend, M : it's going to be beautiful weather.

17 Jun 2011 6:42pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

A great portrait again. You have such a talent for this exercice! Great!
Have a nice day.

17 Jun 2011 7:19pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

J'adore ces contraste puissants , encore un superbe portrait

17 Jun 2011 9:08pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

super details, and perfect exposition!

17 Jun 2011 10:29pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

a life lived!

18 Jun 2011 3:12am

Bruno F from France

Amazing woman face !

18 Jun 2011 6:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France

5****

18 Jun 2011 7:52pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Une expression bien captée , elle a de la force dans le regard

18 Jun 2011 8:32pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice portrait shot.. :)

19 Jun 2011 10:31pm

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

.../...
What determination on the face of this woman weathered by time.
.../...

20 Jun 2011 10:31am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !
Voilà le génie est en toi !!!
C'est ce que j'écrivais, tous différents mais toujours superbes, dans chacun la force d'une personnalité que tu sais voir, révéler, tous sont beaux à travers ton regard, touchants, émouvants, parce que tu sais les regarder.

26 Jun 2011 7:35am

Canon EOS REBEL XT
1/500 second
F/7.1
ISO 400
300 mm

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