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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

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

The detail and light in this and some of our similar photographs always strikes me.

21 Jul 2011 5:34am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

Excuse me, what I meant above was in some of *Your* similar photographs to this one. I really shouldn't comment so late at night! :)

21 Jul 2011 5:35am

Maria Draper from California, United States

Oh, wow...Mariana...what a capture, and lighting...how do you do this? you are sooooo......good!!!!!!!
this is awesome!!!

21 Jul 2011 5:51am

@Maria Draper: thanks Maria . It was beautiful light on his very tanned face ! There is no so much processing but adding this sepia tone that I liked much more than BW!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Hummm, you makes us wonder what is going on with this man. Beautiful portrait with wonderful textures and details. I love the evidence of a worn life.

21 Jul 2011 6:00am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Amazing détails and processing !! Phil

21 Jul 2011 6:02am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb portrait, wonderful in B&W to me he says "help me, I need to eat"

21 Jul 2011 6:06am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A 5 stars portrait. The processing is really great

21 Jul 2011 6:07am

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

Composition and the skin texture is lovely! Nice shot!

21 Jul 2011 6:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP

21 Jul 2011 6:18am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

wow surreal portrait, love the b/w, the texture is amazing

21 Jul 2011 6:38am

DIMITRIOS from ATHENS, Greece

5*

21 Jul 2011 6:45am

BBM from United Kingdom

Great portrait!

21 Jul 2011 6:58am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

You captured his leathery skin perfectly.

21 Jul 2011 7:08am

Z from Shanghai, China

Nice b&w especially into this portrait..it makes the beautiful contrast of the skin and the hair

21 Jul 2011 7:37am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A little bit of Santa Claus this grandfather :) Splendid portrait, great job. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

21 Jul 2011 7:53am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Domodossola, Italy

Wonderful capture, great visual impact!

21 Jul 2011 8:09am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein ganz hervorragendes Portrait.

21 Jul 2011 8:12am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Très beau portrait en plongée et en noir et blanc !

21 Jul 2011 8:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

gritty capture

21 Jul 2011 8:57am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

stunning portrait in B&W

21 Jul 2011 9:03am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Extraordinaire, superbe, quelle beauté, quel éclairage, on dirait une sculpture en bronze. Mais comment trouves-tu tous ces pesonnages?
Salutations admiratives.
Pierre.

21 Jul 2011 9:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Strong portrait and this gesture with his hands creates a marvelous frame.

21 Jul 2011 9:30am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

4stars. ^_^

21 Jul 2011 9:38am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Very nice face and capture. Annierita

21 Jul 2011 9:53am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice capture and lighting, also as always beautiful processing

21 Jul 2011 10:01am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Yeah, I agree your processing on these is great

21 Jul 2011 10:15am

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Oops! He jumped right out of my pc-screen! So vivid ! Is his skin burned, Mariana ?

21 Jul 2011 10:34am

@RonnyVee: yes, very burned, dark red and all wet . it's very hot here these days .. right now 46 C

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow great portrait, the contrast in monochrome helps bring out the character in this mans face, terrific job

21 Jul 2011 10:51am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful portrait!

21 Jul 2011 10:59am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

What do yah think pretty girl...should I shave it off? best...jf

21 Jul 2011 10:59am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great b&w and processing. Wonderful portrait!

21 Jul 2011 11:36am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

Always thank you for splendid photographs.

21 Jul 2011 11:39am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Nice capture of emotions in B&W. Very powerful and Special ... :)

21 Jul 2011 11:46am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un magnifique portrait, bien vu

21 Jul 2011 12:24pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Incredible portrait! What a wonderful face.

21 Jul 2011 12:35pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

Great portrait, I love the expression you've captured.

21 Jul 2011 12:37pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Intense and wonderful portrait!

21 Jul 2011 12:55pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Another excellent street portrait Mariana! Although beaten down by society there still remains a stubborn pride! ;-)

21 Jul 2011 12:56pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Un encuadre muy interesante.Buen trabajo.

21 Jul 2011 1:06pm

Bruno F from France

Wow such an impressive portrait ! A strange attitude but a great great shot again !

21 Jul 2011 1:12pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb moving portrait !

21 Jul 2011 1:13pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Those hands tell me he is no stranger to a life of hard work. Very fine.

21 Jul 2011 1:13pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Tes portraits sont absolument remarquables et celui-ci tout particulièrement. Un très grand bravo , Mariana!!!

21 Jul 2011 1:20pm

Phil R from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Hi Mariana, wonderful image again. Strong view point and interesting lighting.

21 Jul 2011 1:28pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

A strong portrait... framing and light are superb !

21 Jul 2011 1:40pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Another one of your superb portraits - these shots of yours are always so dramatic and well done.

21 Jul 2011 1:42pm

@Jason Politte: Yes, but thank to my characters I meet in a city :) Thanks !

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

A nouveau une merveilleus eiamge, quel portrait quelle compo superbe ce rendu sur le visage, grandisoe

21 Jul 2011 2:20pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Fantastic portrait and perspective here, Mariana and I am in awe of your choice of treatment here - fantastic...Looks almost to be a statue or bust. Quite excellent here !

21 Jul 2011 2:24pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thx Denny :)

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful portrait and the detail is superb. Do you ask these people if they mind that you take their pictures?

21 Jul 2011 3:01pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Lot of feel for your shot. What a lovely portrait!

21 Jul 2011 3:19pm

Marie from Visé, Belgium

Wonderful face, natural and meaning... Bravo

21 Jul 2011 3:55pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

bravo Marian perfect work of human expression, each row of your skin is reflected in your eyes *****

21 Jul 2011 4:20pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very expressive and emotional portrait.

21 Jul 2011 4:27pm

balaji from chennai, India

nice shot describes the full of emotion

21 Jul 2011 4:36pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

A lot of character in that face!!

21 Jul 2011 4:57pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Stunning portrait!

21 Jul 2011 5:23pm

Frida from Sweden

Great details and light as always in your excellent portraits.

21 Jul 2011 6:41pm

Le Chaton from Sion, Switzerland

Gorgeous portrait

21 Jul 2011 6:43pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is exceptional portrait !

21 Jul 2011 7:15pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful portrait, you can see the warmth of his soul...beautiful!

21 Jul 2011 8:07pm

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Fantastic portrait, well done

21 Jul 2011 8:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

terrific! i'm glad the gentleman is still around! (i've become kind of used to him ...)

21 Jul 2011 8:13pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is five star material. Great portrait of this old guy.

21 Jul 2011 8:38pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Well-framed with beautiful textures and contrasts in this composition. I love the jovial expression that you've captured.

21 Jul 2011 8:41pm

Gérard Méry from France

un de tes plus beaux portraits, quel contraste celui ci

21 Jul 2011 8:44pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Stunning portrait

21 Jul 2011 8:59pm

@Jules: thanks Jules !

Dicky. from Wieringerwaard., Netherlands

Excellent portrait of this old man, super.

21 Jul 2011 9:19pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Great processing. Such an expressive photo...

21 Jul 2011 9:56pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Wow, an absolutely fantastic portrait!

21 Jul 2011 10:11pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Stunning portrait, so much detail and well balanced tones. This image captivates my imagination

21 Jul 2011 10:50pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Full of details..literally (the photo) and figuratively (the subject)! The lines and hair on his face tells a lot of tales! Stunning portrait!

21 Jul 2011 11:10pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Awesome portrait:)

22 Jul 2011 12:31am

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

impressive portrait .

22 Jul 2011 12:48am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic Portrait! Great lighting...

22 Jul 2011 2:12am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent portrait.

22 Jul 2011 3:39am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb portrait! I think he was proving that his beard is real.

22 Jul 2011 4:58am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

NIce. magnifict mome4nt and expresion.
Have a nice day

22 Jul 2011 5:59am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Un portrait qui claque.

22 Jul 2011 8:06am

PATRICK from miramas, France

5****

22 Jul 2011 9:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent portrait.

22 Jul 2011 1:07pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!! Perspective, lighting, detail, clarity! Wonderful, Mariana:D

22 Jul 2011 3:22pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a great face. Love this!

22 Jul 2011 4:20pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Fantastic. You do such a great job with these weathered old faces.

22 Jul 2011 4:36pm

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

I love this, the angle of the photograph, the silky tones, the focus which brings out the amazing detail and the super proccessing!! Bravo once again - an amazing shot!!

24 Jul 2011 9:14am

@Damian B: thanks Damian. I appreciate this comment so much, since my favorite photography is portrait photography !

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Stunning

24 Jul 2011 8:31pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great...

25 Jul 2011 6:37am

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Que dire ? Je sais qu'il n'y a décidément que sur ce blog que je puis trouver des portraits qui me touchent à ce point. Magistral !

26 Jul 2011 11:01am

@Marco Carbocci: many thanks Marco ;)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The amazing face of this character has been given the incredible sharpness and light from a masterful camera touch. I can see every pore, hair, road he has travelled! :-)

27 Jul 2011 1:45am

enegative from Chennai, India

details ftw!

27 Jul 2011 3:46pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Beautiful portrait again, very "living"!
Have a nice day.

28 Jul 2011 12:37pm

Billy from London, United Kingdom

This is am amazing portrait. The wrinkle, shadow, composition, the angle, everything was just great.

28 Jul 2011 10:50pm

@Billy: thx Billy