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The Fighting Laboratory

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 6 September 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


Just a cool reflection on Vascular Laboratory entrance! The wider picture of it you can see here .

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/640 second F/4.0 ISO 80 52 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

sylvain santelli from cayenne, France

very strange and very spectral photo, makes me think of the movie "soleil vert" ...

6 Sep 2011 5:48am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Strange and heavy B/W ! He is surrounded by the hell ! Phil

6 Sep 2011 5:53am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

A little surrealistic picture, but it give you something to think about.

6 Sep 2011 5:59am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I concur with some of the comments above, and I would add that I enjoy that this shot is conveyed in that lovely velvety black that you can do so well.

6 Sep 2011 6:06am

PATRICK from miramas, France


6 Sep 2011 6:06am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very sad but real. Nice composition.

6 Sep 2011 6:26am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A beautiful and moving image. A tough fight but we must win. Mariana nice day.

6 Sep 2011 7:08am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

GREAT!!...Puzzle me...interesting composition.

6 Sep 2011 7:20am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Interesting and surreal ... live is not ever easy. This style is really comparable with A. Kertesz. I like this great photographer and his work very much. And I like also your picture(s).

6 Sep 2011 8:08am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

the grainy looks adds ambiance

6 Sep 2011 8:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

an oddly surreal scene

6 Sep 2011 9:02am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I really like your processing on this - has a very dark soul searching feel to it

6 Sep 2011 9:04am

jafadabret from Annonay, France

Une image parfaitement réussie !

6 Sep 2011 9:13am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Sad that he appears to be living in darkness, surrounded by these phantom shapes.

6 Sep 2011 10:35am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic composition, great work b/w

6 Sep 2011 11:09am

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

wauw Marianne, you are great in B&W another beautiful capture...

6 Sep 2011 11:15am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, fantastic Mariana - so many surreal elements in this shot.

6 Sep 2011 11:15am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un titre sombre pour une image qui ne l'est pas moins, remplie d'ombres étranges et inquiétantes. une image qui touche.

6 Sep 2011 11:31am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

As a strong feeling of absence.

6 Sep 2011 11:44am

Z from Shanghai, China

Mysterious b&w!

6 Sep 2011 12:01pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Amazing shot and processing, Mariana. I love the surreal feel to this - it's like a Dali! Have a wonderful day today.

6 Sep 2011 12:02pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Art photo!nice shot,i like this.well done.

6 Sep 2011 12:24pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great composition of the reflections !

6 Sep 2011 12:37pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The first frame of the day and my brain is already hurting ; ] best…jf

6 Sep 2011 1:03pm

@ordinaryimages: oh, no :) this is only a vascular laboratory :) nothing to do with brain .. ha ha

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully surreal feel to the shot Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

6 Sep 2011 1:04pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic b / w Marian, a very psychedelic, perfect.

an apple for me, a kiss for you, rigth?

6 Sep 2011 1:35pm

@Melocoton: right :)

Husnu from Istanbul, Turkey

Strong eyes !
Wonderful frame.....

6 Sep 2011 1:55pm

apple8 from Dublin, Ireland

I love a picture where you can look for a story - this one's particularly mysterious. !)

6 Sep 2011 2:31pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very mysterious and unsettling image. Better not knowing the kind of experiments carried out there :-)

6 Sep 2011 2:37pm

STEED from D, France

A fabulous story araound this picture......Excellent !!!

6 Sep 2011 2:46pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot and a strong story. He will Win ... :)

6 Sep 2011 3:25pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice catch ..

6 Sep 2011 3:28pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle intimité et image superbe ce personnage dans cet ensemble

6 Sep 2011 3:52pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Looks very sad :(
Mysterieus picture
:) Aly

6 Sep 2011 3:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very intriguing! i'm sure he'd rather be anywhere else ...

6 Sep 2011 4:15pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

a figure shrouded in mysterious dark forms ......interesting......

6 Sep 2011 4:17pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great moody shot.

6 Sep 2011 4:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Superb. Packed with mood and wide open for feeling depending on who is looking at it. The shadows and distortions are super cinematic.

6 Sep 2011 4:24pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive shot.

6 Sep 2011 4:33pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Nice effect for a strange and beauty picture !!

6 Sep 2011 4:36pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow I agree, this is cool and also dramatic I think....the man with the head turned makes for a very dramatic mood here to me, not sure why but it does ;-) I like the sideways men and I loved those three men in suits - I remember that of my favorites....But you have so many that I love...I think you should publish books of your work - it is so phenomenal and evocative, Mariana! Amazing and masterful!

6 Sep 2011 4:45pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A surreal image, like a nightmare

6 Sep 2011 4:58pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a very depressive mood and impressive shadows all around! a very special feeling in this photo!
great mariana!

6 Sep 2011 5:10pm

Fernando Machado from Lisbon, Portugal

Strong composition! Let us think in our life.

6 Sep 2011 5:26pm

Adam آدم from Tehran تهران, Iran


6 Sep 2011 5:32pm

@Adam آدم: like what ?

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An intriguing composition that generates a lot of mood with the subtle lighting and the shadows that are cast against the wall.

6 Sep 2011 5:40pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

What do i think......i don't know.....the shadows on the wall.....mike oldfield......but it's realy a great shot Mariana....i'm keep looking....

6 Sep 2011 5:44pm

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

so spooky & dark... with a good portion of paranoia!!! at least that´s my projection ;) i like it very much

6 Sep 2011 5:44pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une magnifique photo avec un côté intriguant, bravo

6 Sep 2011 6:14pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful b/w...neat reflections!

6 Sep 2011 7:18pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great composition.

6 Sep 2011 8:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

He looks like he is deep in thought. The shadows on the wall are mystifying and surreal. Great composition!

6 Sep 2011 8:10pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

Has an old horror movie feel to it.

6 Sep 2011 8:31pm

Landy from Miami, United States

siempre me facinan tus imagenes, buen trabajo un balance de color perfecto saludos

6 Sep 2011 9:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i agree with grouser, surreal

6 Sep 2011 9:48pm

Fitr from United States

fabulous! love the eerieness of it, tells a great story!!

6 Sep 2011 11:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The laboratory seems about to do experiments on the unsuspecting fellow. This would make a good opening scene for a suspense filled movie. Cool!

7 Sep 2011 1:04am

SILV3R WOLF from Iran

a difrent shot...
I was dumb to see this picture!
well done!

7 Sep 2011 2:00am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

what happened
the looks away, shy?

7 Sep 2011 3:50am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Dark and surreal.

8 Sep 2011 12:36am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

This is scary. The "laboratory" in the title spin my fantasy to "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", especially since you dont see the face of the man. Surreal and good.

8 Sep 2011 6:17pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb, like a science fiction scene, it would make a wonderful book cover

12 Sep 2011 9:27am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/640 second
ISO 80
52 mm