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Wedding !


"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

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Elle a changé d'avis ! ... Je te souhaite une agréable journée


4 Oct 2011 6:07am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Very, very good! An interesting story.

4 Oct 2011 6:10am

STEED from D, France

"Come with me,Boy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want the same dress !!!!!!"

4 Oct 2011 6:16am

@STEED: "I'm leaving you forever... I am tired of dating and your story one day we will marry ! I know- you will never marry me . Bye ! "

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb, I love it and your presentation. Oh dear, he definitely said the wrong thing.

4 Oct 2011 6:22am

@Christine: yes, he said - my love, I cannot afford our wedding this year .... maybe next year :)))

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I like the story, he really looks like he's in trouble!

4 Oct 2011 6:32am

Fraucha from Ukraine

Well, as a guy, I can just about guess what the stupid thing he may have said was .. I may have said it before too. OK, I have...

4 Oct 2011 6:38am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

creative and wonderful..... compliments

4 Oct 2011 6:44am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Nice idea, but the story is only in my head. Well done in bw. I like it!

4 Oct 2011 6:50am

@Ralf Kesper: I would love to hear your story !

Mijo from Avignon, France

A funny story :
The woman : Oh ! what I was going to make ! I changed opinion ! Good-bye !!!
The man : Hé : wait : I will buy the same dress to you !!!...

4 Oct 2011 6:56am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Superbe !!!

4 Oct 2011 6:58am

@Ani: thx Ani !

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Ha ha :D
CoOoL :D

4 Oct 2011 7:07am

@ORBIT: sad story, isn't it ? thx for viewing :)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

What is the end of the story !?
- I do not want to see any it more ! Or, you are not even able to offer me the same ! ...Phil

4 Oct 2011 7:10am

Emmeji from France

Formidablement bien vu !

4 Oct 2011 7:15am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very nice story.

4 Oct 2011 7:20am

Z from Shanghai, China

An interesting story! :) A lesson to the husbands....

4 Oct 2011 7:41am

@Z: a lesson for the boyfreind ;)

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

...or how you can tell a story in three photos...
Great b&w processing.

4 Oct 2011 8:16am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

what a great B&W collage

4 Oct 2011 8:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This has to be just about the finest storyboard I've seen in ages . . great observation that further confirms you as one of the very best at working these candid street moments !

4 Oct 2011 8:25am

@Ronnie 2¢: thx Ronnie !

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un montage bien réalisé qui raconte une histoire souriante.

4 Oct 2011 9:21am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

You caught the whole sequence you must have sensed there was more to come; great capture

4 Oct 2011 9:43am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Funny sequence, working with different possible scenarii....

4 Oct 2011 9:43am

@Gérard Beullac: i would love to hear you FUNNY version ... I was feeling sorry for this Muslim girl ;)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Perfect comic timing!

4 Oct 2011 10:16am

@Stephen: please tell me what is comic here ? thx Stephen ;)

Frida from Sweden

Excellent timing, Love this :-)

4 Oct 2011 10:23am

masoud from tehran, Iran

interesting bw collage !

4 Oct 2011 10:25am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

"Eye spy"....Nice series.

4 Oct 2011 10:31am

@PRASHANT: just street photographing ;) thx !

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend gemacht.

4 Oct 2011 10:42am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful creative storytelling in three frames! Your instincts are amazing.

4 Oct 2011 10:55am

@Rick: maybe just my imagination creating this story :) thx Rick !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic foto presentation

4 Oct 2011 11:51am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The bride in sneakers is priceless! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)))

4 Oct 2011 11:58am

@Eric Cousineau: This couple in foreground is more important , Eric, than bride's sinkers ;) That is why I created this collage story ;) There is no wedding for this poor Muslim girl ! She needs to wait for another year(s) :) Thanks !

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

like a comic strip! and yes, this is real life!! *lol*
it seems to be the wish in each country and culture for a woman, to wear "white" on a special day!

4 Oct 2011 12:28pm

@klausz: wish of each woman is to get married my vision of this scene I see this girl asking her boyfriend when they are going to marry . He said - not this year my dear, maybe next one ... She run away with last good bye ;) What about this story ? Thx Klaus !

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great series of candid shots! Beautiful b/w's!

4 Oct 2011 12:41pm

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

NO this is not the end of my story ... I´m a romantic! ... she thinks, wow, this girl is so young and she is now going to marry and I´m waiting for so many years .... that's the last straw, i go to by a wedding dress! ;-)

4 Oct 2011 12:47pm

@klausz: I was very romantic when was much. much younger... Not any more . Does romance really still exist ?

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

as likely as not ....? but the belief in this, makes this world a better place!

4 Oct 2011 12:59pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A great storyboard! The wants and frustration of the Muslin girl is nicely portrayed.
Well done Mariana!

4 Oct 2011 1:00pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

What on earth does she have on her mind...maybe she's angry....or... ; ] best…jf

4 Oct 2011 1:02pm

@ordinaryimages: she wants to get married . she cannot wait any more .... :)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

An interesting illustration of the diversity & perhaps inequality of our society. One really must wonder what the young Muslim woman is thinking.

4 Oct 2011 1:14pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Perfect timing in the way you tell a story in three wonderful candid images. Comic in the sense that the bride is running late for her own wedding. But in the last frame, we see that the woman watching can only dream of a day like this.

4 Oct 2011 1:30pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Deux merveilleuse cène en NB szper ensemble toujour avec les personnages et la vivacité, super

4 Oct 2011 1:48pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, powerful storyline Mariana. You have a real knack for being in the right place at the right time for these street shots.

4 Oct 2011 1:56pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful set of images and a great story. Very nice in B&W. I feel sorry for this Muslim girl. :)

4 Oct 2011 2:27pm

@Sam: me too ;)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

nice story and perfect b&w processing

4 Oct 2011 2:30pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is SUCH a cool collection Mariana! I just love the presentation and the feeling from the images..and your title and caption are just wonderful ;-) What a beautiful presentation! I can't get over how cool this is ;-)

4 Oct 2011 2:44pm

Landy from Miami, United States

good sequence of good images work

4 Oct 2011 3:01pm

Twojays from United States

Great story telling! Love it in B&W. I just know that young Hindu woman had a moment of "sniff," whatever the story there. And the mixed cultures makes this even more poignant. There is only one Wedding really universally.

4 Oct 2011 3:04pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Tsk tsk tsk. Streets are a bad school full with bad examples :-))) Now seriously, Fantastic story!

4 Oct 2011 3:05pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe composition, bien vu, le début d'un roman photo

4 Oct 2011 3:08pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

interesting story and i lik the photo`s.
She is running :-))
Very nice collage
:) Aly

4 Oct 2011 3:14pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Running away? hmm... nice pictures.

4 Oct 2011 4:22pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

hahahaha and they had such a nice conversation on the first photo ;-D
This is a fantastic series Mariana and the last one......PERFECT!!

4 Oct 2011 4:35pm

@Richard Geven: quiet quarrel for sure :) ( on first image )

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Oct 2011 4:55pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

oh, wow...great observation Mariana, you captured an entire story here!
Poor guy, she's literally running.... :))

4 Oct 2011 5:29pm

@Maria Draper: nice to see you Maria :) thx a lot .

Kat from Lorraine, France

Superbe scène en noir et blanc !

4 Oct 2011 5:34pm

TheoF from Emden, Germany

Interesting collection, makes me think about whats happend there

4 Oct 2011 6:21pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice capture

4 Oct 2011 6:23pm

philippe from moselle, France

belle tranche de vie !!!

4 Oct 2011 7:07pm

Leen from Bruges, Belgium

Poor him or lucky her... It' depends... great mini-series

4 Oct 2011 7:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You got this story exactly right, it seems. She is fed up waiting to be a bride and off she storms. Very perceptive story telling, Mariana.

4 Oct 2011 7:20pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

What a scene you've captured unfolding!

4 Oct 2011 8:02pm

mike from Cap d'Agde, France

Joli roman photo

4 Oct 2011 8:08pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic wedding sequence, a true story, very good Marain .................( thanks)

4 Oct 2011 8:11pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Super idea! nice story

4 Oct 2011 8:24pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a fabulous little picture story

4 Oct 2011 8:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love it! This is a wonderful series!

4 Oct 2011 8:58pm

franz from Baden, Austria

marvellous photo story, and i also like all the stories offered here in the comments section! ;-))
i envy you your ability to provoke people into coming up with these interpretations ... surely a characteristic of true art!!!

4 Oct 2011 9:07pm

@franz: thanks a lot, Franz !

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Beautiful short story =)

4 Oct 2011 10:44pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

what an interesting story told....

5 Oct 2011 6:25am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful. Tells a story!

5 Oct 2011 11:53am

Celebes 2.0 from Spain

Toda una historia en 3 fotografías! Superb*****

5 Oct 2011 12:28pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Fun and weird scene! I like it.

5 Oct 2011 8:33pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Great story here - I really do wonder what he said or didn't say to upset her. Men! so frustrating at times! ;-)

6 Oct 2011 4:32am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States


6 Oct 2011 4:48am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice

6 Oct 2011 9:16pm

@frammy: thanks ;)

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice bit of story you captured here.. well done.. :)

7 Oct 2011 1:51am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Very interesting story!

7 Oct 2011 8:23pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

You tell us a real story here! Fantastic composition in a triptyc!
Have a nice day.

9 Oct 2011 10:55am