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Home Sweet Home

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 15 October 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.


Series : 2 of 4

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.6 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

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Yes, I supose for those living there ... Annierita

15 Oct 2011 5:23am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A great report, an important statement

15 Oct 2011 5:53am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

B&W is so strong here, love the choice for this

15 Oct 2011 6:16am

PATRICK from miramas, France


15 Oct 2011 6:22am

THeoF from Emden, Germany

a hard way to live a life without any comfort
impressing photograph, excellent in b&w

15 Oct 2011 6:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is a beautiful BW ! Nice series.

15 Oct 2011 6:40am

Kala from United States

Excellent tones. Not an easy way to live I imagine.

15 Oct 2011 7:17am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Lovely patterns and textures.

15 Oct 2011 7:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like your point of view looking through the gate. Grainy processing is excellent as well.

15 Oct 2011 7:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Mariana - you are the only photographer I'm aware of who could really make something of a chicken and pairs of socks ! This is super - well done.

15 Oct 2011 7:55am

@Nigel: thanks a lot Nigel. If only you know what this house means to me ;)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Magnifique B&W from the daily life !! Superb composition !

15 Oct 2011 8:45am

Henny from Thorn, Netherlands

nice again Mariana!

15 Oct 2011 8:47am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Not a lot of comfort but certain charm and a beautiful black and white

15 Oct 2011 9:13am

arvin25 from Iran

This old house is very nice from the Tsvyrkshyd acclamation Ms. Marina

15 Oct 2011 9:38am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Even if it's a poor house, home is always sweet :)

15 Oct 2011 9:40am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Doesn't look very sweet, but it's someone's home...

15 Oct 2011 9:42am

@Pedro Alves: no one's home any more , unfortunately !

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Socks on the wire, the killing detail.

15 Oct 2011 9:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

ripe for renovation. Excellent textures and nice chicken:)

15 Oct 2011 10:14am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the csenery and your b&w processing

15 Oct 2011 10:33am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Looks like a sign you're a genius lol and the rest pure drama

15 Oct 2011 11:05am

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Superbe N&B qui donne corps et intensité à cette très belle composition.

15 Oct 2011 11:24am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful strong composition! A strong feeling that there is still someone at home even after though times.

15 Oct 2011 11:32am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

wonderful captures Mariana... Superb !!

15 Oct 2011 12:12pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I've seen much worse. But for us who've been brought up and never known war, hunger, or the extremes of poverty it would lots better than the street or under a bridge.

15 Oct 2011 12:29pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Awesome...print it 3x2...feet. best…jf

15 Oct 2011 12:38pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful composition & texture. Love the black hanging socks & white chicken.

15 Oct 2011 1:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, the chicken and the socks say someone lives there even if they can no longer keep the place up. It's a house that truly has seen better days. The textures and tones in this frame are wonderful.

15 Oct 2011 2:31pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot and nice title. Love it. :)

15 Oct 2011 2:53pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ich sehe schon, das gibt eine gute Serie.
Wie immer, Hervorragend in SW.

15 Oct 2011 2:54pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice compo and texture in this picture

15 Oct 2011 3:01pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent N&b

15 Oct 2011 3:13pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

have managed to convey a sensation of cold, nostalgia and loneliness
Marian good job ......

15 Oct 2011 3:13pm

Emmeji from France

Une image d'un autre temps...

15 Oct 2011 3:21pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Powerful with texture and mood. I can almost see the passing of time across and around this old home. These places are so much more than what they are built from. We leave ourselves in the walls.

15 Oct 2011 3:24pm

@Rick: thanks Rick

L'angevine from Angers, France

marrant avec les chaussettes

15 Oct 2011 3:32pm

@L'angevine: yes, super fun ! and chicken too

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super rendu e tiamge fantatique cette vielle maison superbe

15 Oct 2011 4:13pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very strong mood, but with details of life going on that were not evident in the previous image.

15 Oct 2011 4:23pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

A great B&W !

15 Oct 2011 4:52pm

Vincent de Groot from Saint Louis, France

wonderful strong contrast!

15 Oct 2011 5:00pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnificos tonos para esta imagen, muy buena!

15 Oct 2011 6:07pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Socks on the line and a little toy in the yard does say a lot about this family. Wonderful image.

15 Oct 2011 6:37pm

@Laurie: little toy is chicken , Laurie ;) Thanks a lot ;)

tanha from Kurdestan-Baneh, Iran

very fun photo :)
i love image you ,

15 Oct 2011 7:22pm

@tanha: yes, very fun . thanks tanha :)

taolechat from potenza, Italy

chaussettes noires, poule blanche et la vie qui va ,paisible
tres belle image

15 Oct 2011 7:42pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love this in b&w..and especially the bit of hanging laundry. So timeless!

15 Oct 2011 8:24pm

eva from Oxford, United Kingdom

Marianna your b&ws are out of this world, so atmospheric, and detailed. I'm definitely gonna follow your blog :-) nice to meet you :-)

15 Oct 2011 8:54pm

@eva: Hey Eva, nice to meet you too ;) Loved your first image . Looking forward to seeing much more !

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

the gates are open and I sense a warm welcome should I venture in

15 Oct 2011 9:14pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Love the detailed textures and the clothes line with just a few items...great b/w!

15 Oct 2011 9:14pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

LOVE this shot...a beautiful close-in perspective. You can put a whole life together by reading the details in this satisfying image.

15 Oct 2011 9:18pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great B&W, nicely composed.

15 Oct 2011 10:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful b&w and great POV. I like the chicken. It really adds to the sense of it being home. It is always good to go home.

16 Oct 2011 12:46am

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

Great shot, the black and white allows you to really take in all the detail-another fantastic shot Mariana.

16 Oct 2011 12:57am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very haunting images these past couple of days Mariana - truly excellent work.

16 Oct 2011 2:38am

Julie from Easton, United States

A great shot!

16 Oct 2011 3:28am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

it looks shabby/ nice detail with the socks

16 Oct 2011 5:06am

Maria from California, United States

very impressive Mariana...the socks, the chicken, the open gate...they all suggest coziness and warmth....

16 Oct 2011 6:13am

Monik from PARIS, France

J'adore cette composition où la simplicité de l' environnement et l'humour font bon ménage!

16 Oct 2011 7:41am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Italy


16 Oct 2011 8:02am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Beautiful b&w !! Really !

16 Oct 2011 10:01am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

What a place.....
This realy remembers me when i was a kid.....

16 Oct 2011 11:27am

franz from Baden, Austria

the ravages of time and war ... scars left not only on buildings, i suppose!

16 Oct 2011 2:28pm

Gérard Méry from France

Bravo pour ce détail important...les chaussettes

16 Oct 2011 5:25pm

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

16 Oct 2011 6:27pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

Great compo, especially with this hen. Beautiful processing as usual

16 Oct 2011 7:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful aged feel full of comfortable memories! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

17 Oct 2011 11:42am

Journey Photographic from Australia

This is great - love the way the chicken is stalking back into the yard, and the few items hanging from the line.

17 Oct 2011 1:55pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Great b/w picture
I see 3 socks :-)
The compesition is SUPER!
:) Aly

18 Oct 2011 11:52am

cajera from France

Les chaussettes sont elles sèches, archi sèches.

18 Oct 2011 4:36pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle photo, et superbe noir et blanc comme toujours.

23 Oct 2011 7:35pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

for some, it may seem like a hostile place, but for some, it's home.. :) nice capture..

2 Nov 2011 6:44pm

1/160 second
ISO 400
75 mm