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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/125 second F/5.0 ISO 400 75 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

Also could have called it "Gravity". Think I will skip my snack tonight. Great capture.

26 Jul 2011 5:20am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture

26 Jul 2011 5:25am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, oh, oh....this one hurts. Me, snacks tonight. (There but for the grace of God go I.)

26 Jul 2011 5:43am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Your title made me laugh, great capture of how this body mass fills the space between the tables and there it is taking on even more bulk. It must be so uncomfortable and awkward to live like this

26 Jul 2011 5:58am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Even if it does not lunch it is enough to survive :)) Super shot. Mariana nice day.

26 Jul 2011 6:44am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sieht aus als könnte Er oder Sie ein paar Tage auf Frühstück verzichten.
Ein gelungenes Foto.

26 Jul 2011 7:08am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sieht aus als könnte Er oder Sie ein paar Tage auf Frühstück verzichten.
Ein gelungenes Foto.

26 Jul 2011 7:11am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The title made me laugh, great street shot and title

26 Jul 2011 7:15am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A great burden to carry – a great piece of framing here, Mariana.

26 Jul 2011 7:24am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Maybe skip a meal or so...

26 Jul 2011 7:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Needs strong diet control.... cool.

26 Jul 2011 8:20am

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Oh dear - not quite Aubrey Hepburn.

26 Jul 2011 8:26am

Z from Shanghai, China

I wish all the best to him:)) Nice shot Mariana!

26 Jul 2011 8:40am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastica captura urbana, muy bien vista,
un abrazo Mariana!!

26 Jul 2011 9:04am

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Oh, this makes me sad, Mariana...which makes it a good evokes a response from the viewer. My response is hurts a little to see people big like this...simply because it just seems like it can't feel good, you know what I mean?

26 Jul 2011 9:08am

@foto forte: I know what you mean Jen, but to me it was very sad a very first year when I came to Canada... not any longer . It is reality and I accept it like that !

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Terrific ! What happened to the beautiful silhouette of yesterday, after several years of hamburgers ... :)

26 Jul 2011 9:29am

@Christian Richer: so correct :)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A sad sight, sympathetically captured

26 Jul 2011 9:31am

Gérard Méry from France

cela suppose une mauvaise alimentation...genre Macdo

26 Jul 2011 9:43am

kerfendal from Paris, France

the ravages of bad food, great shot Mariana

26 Jul 2011 9:50am

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

This person eats more than "just" a snack. The B & W is well chosen. If it was coloured (green), it could be an Oger (Shrek ;-))

26 Jul 2011 10:35am

@Siepi: you do not see overweight people in your city / country ? I do not respect your comparison .

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Tu as décidément toujours le regard qui tue, Mariana ! J'ai manqué - vacances obligent - tes dernières publications, mais vais illico les consulter.

26 Jul 2011 10:58am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Sad, when you get to that place it is difficult just like with any addiction it can control your life.

26 Jul 2011 11:19am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

oups !!! i will not eat at tiffany's ;-)

26 Jul 2011 11:30am

@danou-yepa: never, ever ;)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It doesn't look like she has missed too many meals! Super title for this shot Mariana! Happy Silly Tuesday! ;-)))

26 Jul 2011 11:41am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I'm irreverent enough to enjoy every bite of it. best...jf

26 Jul 2011 11:51am

@ordinaryimages: that is right :)

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wow! Fabulous, Mariana. I enjoy your people so much - you show a side of life that most people would rather not recognize. My mom used to say, "there but for the grace of god go I". Excellent.

26 Jul 2011 11:57am

Frida from Sweden

Sad but the reality for many.

26 Jul 2011 11:59am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great street shot which has a powerful message.

26 Jul 2011 12:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A North American truth, right here in black and white and with a perfect title. Your framing, not showing the person's head, makes it all the more powerful.

26 Jul 2011 12:40pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

and lunch and dinner. Super size me on those saturated fats

26 Jul 2011 1:31pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Terrible capture !!

26 Jul 2011 1:58pm

@Mhelene: capture is cool , but it is not pleasant to see such a big , still young woman !

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Gee I hope this isn't Mr Tiffany!! Looks like a lot of folks I see right here in Pennsylvania! Sorry, gotta tell it like it is...

26 Jul 2011 2:07pm

@Denny Jump Photo: nothing be sorry about Denny .. that is what we see around us ... unfortunately !

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

Oh dear - that's how I feel today

26 Jul 2011 2:08pm

@M@ndy: oh, dear, I am sorry to hear that ;)

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

mc donalds, un peu de glace etvoilà le résultat, lol , tres belle photo

26 Jul 2011 4:21pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like the humor of your title!

26 Jul 2011 4:24pm

@Marie LC: This was really at Tiffany's :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

De beaux boureelets, superbe captage, c'est vrai que le sur-poids, dont je fais partie est un vrai problème

26 Jul 2011 4:41pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

At Tiffany's or of Tiffany?!

26 Jul 2011 5:05pm

@Priscilla: I really do not get your comment ! sorry !

cajera from France

Manger, manger ... jusqu'à ce rendre malade. Il est parfois difficile de résister et, pour certains, le surpoids est là, inévitable, et rend la vie difficile.

26 Jul 2011 5:20pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very sincere street capture, nicely documented in b/w.

26 Jul 2011 6:16pm

Maria Draper from California, United States can happen...I guess...Tiffany must serve really delicious breakfast for many years... :)
Great Mariana, as usual, great capture...and I like the crop choice

26 Jul 2011 6:20pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Well..a great portrait of real life!

26 Jul 2011 6:21pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A great shot. Very powerful and very interesting ... :)

26 Jul 2011 6:34pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot, funny if it weren't so sad.

26 Jul 2011 7:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


26 Jul 2011 7:43pm

M,Saniee from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful composition !!!!

26 Jul 2011 8:20pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Breakfast at Tiffany's, you know the movie? wonderful
Marian great, a picture full of irony, a good message, a kiss pablo

26 Jul 2011 8:42pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Wow! Need to have a diet...great composition! Hopefully he didn't see you shooting him. =))

26 Jul 2011 10:08pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great capture Mariana!

27 Jul 2011 12:02am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the title.

27 Jul 2011 1:44am

Nik from Bude, United Kingdom

Who ate all the pies? Great candid capture!

27 Jul 2011 4:39am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This must be at McDonalds. A super observation.

27 Jul 2011 4:58am

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

A journalistic image! I always like your b&w PP! :-)

27 Jul 2011 7:09am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

I wonder if they knew... ^_^

27 Jul 2011 9:41am

@janina: that is really not important ! thanks Janina

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

I am shared with the ideas to laugh or to cry. Terrific or terrifying picture!

27 Jul 2011 10:42am

@Pascale.: or just to accept as a reality ? thx Pascale !

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great slice of life shot! very documentary...i really like the way you framed it and maintained anonymity...very professional. by the way, i started craving for vegetables!

27 Jul 2011 6:17pm

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

This situation makes me feel sad and angry and I find your picture so strong and delicate

28 Jul 2011 3:41pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

He has got a little problem withhis weight... Great capture with an original subject.
Have a nice day.

28 Jul 2011 5:56pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Think I'll have a salad for lunch today.. Nice catch!

1 Aug 2011 6:47am

Perry Jasper from Santa Fe, United States

Looks like too many breakfasts at McDonald's, not enough at Tiffany's, sadly.

1 Aug 2011 7:39pm

1/125 second
ISO 400
75 mm