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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

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Ah, this face is awesome. Well made, this street portrait in bw.

1 Oct 2011 5:13am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Are you talking to me? (taxi driver). Nice portrait Mariana

1 Oct 2011 5:35am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You know all the beautiful people! best…jf

1 Oct 2011 5:40am

@ordinaryimages: I knew..I knew... I knew your comment will be this one ;) ha ha ha I also know your comment will be the same as this one for the next pretty face ;) Jerry ... Jerry !!!

PATRICK from miramas, France


1 Oct 2011 6:11am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

wow is all I can say. That's quite a face.

1 Oct 2011 6:20am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Great portrait. Nice week end Mariana

1 Oct 2011 6:42am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

marvelous again, B&W is so strong here

1 Oct 2011 6:44am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

retrato con la captura de una buena expresión!!

1 Oct 2011 6:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quel portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

1 Oct 2011 7:03am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Well, he does have a distinctive face, I'll say that. Nice gritty image !!

1 Oct 2011 7:15am

missparis from PARIS, France

Très beau portrait

1 Oct 2011 7:20am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very friendly glance ! ;-))
Great portarait !

1 Oct 2011 7:28am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

another superb portrait - good weekend

1 Oct 2011 7:47am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

He looks a little tired after 50 years of work or ....

1 Oct 2011 8:03am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Cool... Very beautiful b&w!

1 Oct 2011 8:16am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

He looks surprised.:-) Nice street portrait.

1 Oct 2011 8:18am

@Tomek: just his expression , not surprised :)

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Angry man? Excellent processing

1 Oct 2011 8:22am

@Richard: no, he is not angry . he is saying - Hi :)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Super framing in the corner that lets us see the life of the street! A magnificent portrait as always. Mariana nice day.

1 Oct 2011 9:41am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

What a character !!

1 Oct 2011 10:13am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Great portrait! Funny character...

1 Oct 2011 10:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You are a genius of portrait. Surprising one.

1 Oct 2011 10:38am

Z from Shanghai, China

Cool street portrait! :)

1 Oct 2011 10:41am

Harry from Apex, United States

Another amazing portrait - keep up the good work!

1 Oct 2011 11:21am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I'd loan him my razor IF I thought he'd use it! He makes a great picture wonder if he has a chew/wad of tobacco in his mouth?

1 Oct 2011 11:24am

@J.R.: If he takes your razor I would not like him for my picture ... don't think it would be an interesting face for my collection of portraits :) Thx for the offer ;)

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

OH! I did read your article the other day and it was great, your recognition is well deserved.

1 Oct 2011 11:28am

@J.R.: thank you J.R. !

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonder if he's really a veteran - nice street portrait of this interesting man.

1 Oct 2011 11:43am

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

Great framing, nice capture!

1 Oct 2011 12:43pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Another great portrait with impeccable framing.

1 Oct 2011 1:25pm

STEED from D, France

No comparison with nobody.........One time for all,You've found YOUR OWN STYLE !!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous portrait...

1 Oct 2011 1:54pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A face full of character! A wonderful street portrait Mariana! ;-)

1 Oct 2011 2:19pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

What a great capture of this expression..great tones.

1 Oct 2011 2:52pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful frame. Nice capture of expression. Great in B&W. Well done. :)

1 Oct 2011 3:14pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

You have all of us trained... ; ]

1 Oct 2011 3:24pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

I wondered if he was in the middle of saying something and your capture caught him as he was mouthing the words ... :)

1 Oct 2011 3:36pm

@dr pankaj shukla: thanks a lot ;)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great capture of expression, DOF and framing

1 Oct 2011 4:48pm

cajera from France

un bon réglage de la profondeur de champ pour mettre en valeur ce "mal rasé"

1 Oct 2011 5:10pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Classic character-rich face! Another gem in your portrait collection.

1 Oct 2011 5:42pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

très belle photo, j'aime excellente pdc 5*****

1 Oct 2011 5:56pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great portrait in lovely b/w, nice used of focus

1 Oct 2011 6:17pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

great portrait mary, autentic

1 Oct 2011 6:28pm

TheoF from Emden, Germany

a faithfully portrait of a honest man. Your processing in b&w is most exemplary

1 Oct 2011 7:21pm

@TheoF: thx Theo ;)

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great portrait.

1 Oct 2011 7:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait. From his expression, he seems sort of cautious of his surroundings. Wonderful detail.

1 Oct 2011 10:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine dof

1 Oct 2011 11:11pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

What a face ! annierita

2 Oct 2011 3:12am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Sure not the usual portrait. Shacking.

2 Oct 2011 7:21am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein Portrait vom feinsten. Viel besser geht nicht.

2 Oct 2011 8:09am

Roland Theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Another great portrait i like!

2 Oct 2011 11:04am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait and the DOF works perfect here!!
Did he realy say hi to you ?

2 Oct 2011 3:07pm

Chacha from Leuven, Belgium

Nice B-W!

2 Oct 2011 6:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent portrait. I like his hat with the military of Canada emblem on it. Makes me wonder if he's a veteran.

3 Oct 2011 3:29am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Your portraits are always great and so interesting to look at. I often wonder whether you ask people (at least some of them) to pose for you, or you just take a shot and quickly run away? ;) I guess the first, because there often seems to be a bond in your pictures, which usually results from some contact between the photographer and the model.

3 Oct 2011 8:17am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Extraordinary portrait. I love !

3 Oct 2011 4:59pm

Bruno F from France

Ahaha, a very funny on too !!

3 Oct 2011 5:02pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great portrait

4 Oct 2011 6:24pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Hello. Poor man, I think his wife hits him. But seriously, excellent street portrait Mariana!

5 Oct 2011 8:39pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Excellent capture of this man! Again - what a face!

6 Oct 2011 4:12am

JCJ from Troyes, France

great portrait!

6 Oct 2011 9:50pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Your portraits are always amazing. Wow, impressive again!
Have a nice day.

9 Oct 2011 10:33am

Jean-Marc from NANCY, France

C'est une sacrée "gueule" que tu as saisie là !!! Sympa !!! Tu as un don pour les repérer et le culot de les photographier !!! Bravo

22 Oct 2011 7:01am

1/160 second
ISO 400
80 mm