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He Just Kept Talking....

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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

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Saisissant et superbe.
Une émotion parfaitement saisie, l'appel silencieux mais tellement parlant.
Une fois de plus BRAVO !

3 Sep 2011 5:18am

Z from Shanghai, China

Stunning portrait!

3 Sep 2011 5:50am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

An incredible amount of texture here....amazing. His beard looks made of steel wool. :-)

3 Sep 2011 6:06am

PATRICK from miramas, France


3 Sep 2011 6:08am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

His beard looks like it's made of twigs. Wildly interesting shot.

3 Sep 2011 6:20am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

An amazing portrait, facial details are stunning, great art. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

3 Sep 2011 6:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like your way of photographing, especially portrait. Nobody can do as you do.

3 Sep 2011 6:49am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

what a great man to portrait

3 Sep 2011 6:57am

STEED from D, France

Strong !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPERB !!!

3 Sep 2011 7:12am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This is awesome!

3 Sep 2011 7:17am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une photo superbe, un grand portrait rempli d'expression

3 Sep 2011 7:18am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Excellent portrait, as usual! Effective angle you picked. I would like to hear what he had to say. :)

3 Sep 2011 8:23am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

The bearded lady! :-)

3 Sep 2011 8:24am

Kala from United States

Very powerful portrait.

3 Sep 2011 8:49am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Powerful portrait! Great one!

3 Sep 2011 8:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent framing and treatment

3 Sep 2011 9:09am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

A great portrait !

3 Sep 2011 9:17am

alireza from andishe, Iran

Very good image

3 Sep 2011 9:37am

@alireza: why dont you fix your link ?

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Strong and beautiful portrait

3 Sep 2011 9:43am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The high contrast makes this portrait very impressive

3 Sep 2011 10:53am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

die Struktur auf sener Nase sieht fast so aus wie die Wand.
Hervorragend gemacht.

3 Sep 2011 11:00am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Amazing portrait, great details and processing

3 Sep 2011 11:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb close-up. Judging by his weathered face, we might expect to hear words of wisdom from all this talking!

3 Sep 2011 11:48am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stunning. Incredible texture throughout.

3 Sep 2011 11:48am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

You do awesome work and find the most interesting folks, every line, every wrinkle, every whisker has a story to tell maybe that's why he keeps on talking?

3 Sep 2011 12:03pm

Landy from Miami, United States

gran retrato felicidades saludos

3 Sep 2011 1:12pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


3 Sep 2011 1:23pm

SILV3R WOLF from Iran

realy great shot mariana! :o
When I saw the picture of this man , remembered hogwarts school (harry potter story)guard.
It is man like him
His name was Rubeus Hagrid

3 Sep 2011 1:39pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a wonderfully grizzled and expressive face he has! A super street portrait Mariana! ;-)

3 Sep 2011 1:43pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

All his history in her skin!

3 Sep 2011 1:50pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Superb detail in this great portrait!

3 Sep 2011 1:55pm

arvin from sari, Iran

Beautiful shot of the old man's face....
Drtsvyr Black and White....
Very nice bravo...

3 Sep 2011 2:04pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

What a portrait!
The angle of view is very clever.

3 Sep 2011 2:13pm

Frida from Sweden

Love the low angle and the textures in his face. Excellently done as always.

3 Sep 2011 2:29pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

impressionnante sa barbe qui me semble dure et rêche
passe d'agréables moments et à bientôt

3 Sep 2011 2:56pm

@L'Angevine: thx , see you soon ;)

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing portrait. Nice angle. Great :)

3 Sep 2011 3:12pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Too many years on his hog. best…jf

3 Sep 2011 3:54pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

I like the POV of this very strong portrait.

3 Sep 2011 3:58pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

remarkable old man/
you showing it with merciless detail

3 Sep 2011 4:04pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Fantastic portrait and pov - incredible details and light

3 Sep 2011 4:19pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, such detail... like an electron microscope street portrait! I love your viewing angle here and that distant looking stare, as though he is seeing forever and also inwardly all at once.

3 Sep 2011 4:27pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

tremendous detail ...

3 Sep 2011 4:33pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Qeul rendu sur son visage, quelle iamge, superbe le poils sont super épais, grandisoe

3 Sep 2011 4:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic portrait! Taken from a great angle. Amazing detail!

3 Sep 2011 5:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Poor old guy. Superb detail in that bird's nest beard.

3 Sep 2011 6:40pm

@Steve Rice: not so old , no poor ... ha ha .. thx Steve !

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lovely portrait.

3 Sep 2011 7:05pm

@Priscilla: thanks Priscilla !

THeoF from Emden, Germany

brilliant portrait of a surely remarkable person

3 Sep 2011 7:29pm

@THeoF: thanks a lot ;)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

a great portrait, fantastic marian

3 Sep 2011 7:50pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

What a character face, great shot!

4 Sep 2011 12:34am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific face

4 Sep 2011 4:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5

4 Sep 2011 8:41am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

no doubt! a portrait "brand" mariana! it is your kind of processing which fascinated me again and again!
no more words ...

4 Sep 2011 5:32pm

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

The most i like his eyes through his glasses and that rough beard!!! A superb shot my dear!

4 Sep 2011 6:13pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Your faces are simply superb. Another wonderful one!!!

4 Sep 2011 9:28pm

saeed from Tehran, Iran

It's really great.You can see all his life on his face

4 Sep 2011 9:40pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

What an incredible face! He looks like an elf from a faery tale! And I bet he has lots to say. Wonderful portrait - I love his eyes - he seems to be looking into a place that none of us can venture. I would love to chance upon this character!

5 Sep 2011 4:09pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


6 Sep 2011 7:22am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Wonderful portrait in close-up! I love this serie!
Have a nice day.

9 Sep 2011 5:29pm

andrea from padova, Italy

You gave to this picture the volume of a statue.

18 Sep 2011 1:54pm

Eugenio Martins from Lisbon, Portugal

Amazing contrast and detail!!! congratulations!!!

27 Sep 2011 3:50pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

You make some stunning B&W portraits.

20 Oct 2011 5:31pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 80
6 mm