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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 15 November 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


Not posing. She is my very special friend Julia, who suffered enormous pain
throughout last year! She could not walk, could not sleep.
No one doctor could help her.
Her soul and strong belief did a miracle to her. We are now walking together again !
May God bless you, Julia !


"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

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Sharing the pain is a bold action, you did it well!
God bless you, Julia and help you.

15 Nov 2011 5:35am

THeoF from Emden, Germany

this is a very intensive photograph, can't feel the pain of an other, but here I can see it

15 Nov 2011 5:46am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Emotional and deep shot ! Your narrative gives an additional touch of pain and hope too , Phil

15 Nov 2011 7:11am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Her dres is like a sky full of falling stars....
Great picture.

15 Nov 2011 7:27am

STEED from D, France

A Fantastic Friendly portrait as You know produce in each way.........I Love !!!!!!

15 Nov 2011 7:31am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

The emotions in your narrative are visible in your shot too. Intense.

15 Nov 2011 7:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

ta photo dégage quelque chose de très fort ... et l'on comprend mieux avec le texte ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

15 Nov 2011 7:37am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

15 Nov 2011 7:40am

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

hurt & sad she looks... and also very alive, not all broken! a very personal portraiture, intense & touching. the best of luck to your friend and her process of recovering!

15 Nov 2011 7:53am

Z from Shanghai, China

Her smile is one of the best smiles! May god bless Julia.

15 Nov 2011 7:54am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelm portrait quelle compo et cadrage très intime et touchante très recherché la grande classe.

Bravo et belle journée

15 Nov 2011 7:59am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Sooo hard to see a friend suffer, so amazing what belief can do, warm wishes Julia

15 Nov 2011 8:13am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A magnificent composition and a superb text, will sometimes miracles!! Mariana nice day.

15 Nov 2011 8:19am

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

so much love in your words

15 Nov 2011 8:31am

Frida from Sweden

Excellent composition and I can read in your friendship in your words.

15 Nov 2011 8:40am



15 Nov 2011 8:40am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Strange photograph. Good luck to her.

15 Nov 2011 8:54am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

Beautiful portrait, Mariana. Good luck to Julia!

15 Nov 2011 9:16am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Best wishes to Julia for the future.

15 Nov 2011 9:18am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful and emotional image, you transmit her suffering and your empathy with both the image and your words. My best wishes to Julia.

15 Nov 2011 9:19am

Agus from Bogor, Indonesia

Great capture Mariana, thanks for sharing your personal potrait. Be setong Julia. God Bless you both

15 Nov 2011 9:35am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

very intense portrait shot - good luck to Julia!

15 Nov 2011 9:54am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein sehr gutes Foto.

15 Nov 2011 10:16am

Mhelene from Paris, France

very moving !!

15 Nov 2011 10:38am

Chantal from Netherlands

composition works very well in this shot

15 Nov 2011 10:40am

Marco Carbocci from Paris/Bruxelles, Belgium

Une image à la fois pudique et intense. J'aime énormément.

15 Nov 2011 11:01am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice ...
Bravo ...
I feel so sad

15 Nov 2011 11:02am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

When man can't God can!

15 Nov 2011 11:41am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

There is a wonderful sense of turmoil in this shot Mariana! I am glad to hear that she is doing better! I will say a special prayer for her full recovery! ;-)

15 Nov 2011 1:14pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

The strength to believe, the best therapy
That the Virgin Mary watching over you

15 Nov 2011 1:40pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


15 Nov 2011 1:51pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a poignant portrat Mariana - well done! Glad your friend's doing better.

15 Nov 2011 2:11pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great black and white and superb processing ! It produced a unique atmosphere

15 Nov 2011 2:16pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Mary ................................................. I have no words ... only you ..................

15 Nov 2011 2:22pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A photo of strange composition which I particularly like the movement and tired but smiling face of this woman ...

15 Nov 2011 2:45pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

A beautiful Friendly portrait, best of luck to your friend
The movement in this images is great, well done Mariana

Gr Sien

15 Nov 2011 3:13pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I keep my browser zoomed up to the point that I see the image before reading the title and words. The image is captivating in it's execution...then...I scroll to read the narrative. Stay strong are loved. best…jf

15 Nov 2011 3:24pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Really moving, and fantastically captured image. As she has recovered now it is only an image of the past.

15 Nov 2011 3:29pm

sylvain santelli from cayenne, France

I love this portrait ...

15 Nov 2011 3:33pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

I thought it was Courtney Love when I first saw the pain on her face.
Wonderful motion achieved in this fine portrait.

15 Nov 2011 3:57pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

beautiful face and mysterious mood - I like this image

15 Nov 2011 4:07pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une image de toute beauté, bravo

15 Nov 2011 4:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An image all the more powerful for the pain and challenges faced by your dear friend. I hope that Julia remains as healthy and pain free as possible from now on.

15 Nov 2011 4:46pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

excellent - love the star-trail clothing

15 Nov 2011 4:56pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait, nicely framed

15 Nov 2011 5:08pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

This story and photo are realy fitting together brings the photo in another dimension! SUPERB!

15 Nov 2011 5:12pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A strong friendship is so important!

15 Nov 2011 5:37pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great mood !!

15 Nov 2011 5:44pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

I hope ( i didn't read) she'll be better and better !!

15 Nov 2011 5:46pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

I hope the pain is gone.
A face with emotions

15 Nov 2011 6:59pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Intersting composition.

15 Nov 2011 9:05pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great image, your photo are very touching.

15 Nov 2011 9:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I am so glad that she is better. Nobody needs to live everyday with pain.

15 Nov 2011 9:43pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

15 Nov 2011 10:03pm

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

An emotional portrait Mariana !!

16 Nov 2011 2:31am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Oh Mariana - Beautiful tribute to your friend and I'm so happy she is better now. Excellent portrait - One can almost feel the pain!

16 Nov 2011 4:24am

grapf from Gö, Germany

All my bet wishes for Julia!
You've caught a wonderful living portrait of her, Mariana!

16 Nov 2011 9:44am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful portrait of a strong spirit - my thoughts are with Julia.

16 Nov 2011 9:49am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

J'aime beaucoup la composition de cette photo, presque onirique

16 Nov 2011 5:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

amazing how you can translate "pain" into a picture, m.! i, too, wish your friend that her time of pain and hardship will soon be over ...

16 Nov 2011 8:47pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Hi Mariana,

Nice tone of greys, and i like the effect.

Have a nice week

16 Nov 2011 8:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A tough lady to endure such torment. I hope she continues to improve. A wonderful portrait of this lady who seems to be trying to escape the pain. A very powerful image.

16 Nov 2011 9:47pm

Fotogra-nb from loverval, Belgium

A magnificent composition !

16 Nov 2011 9:49pm

mimbi from tehran, Iran

I was greatly impressed

17 Nov 2011 2:18pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

moving fast?

18 Nov 2011 8:26am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

That's great....

18 Nov 2011 9:54am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Intriguing image. Evocative!

18 Nov 2011 12:57pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

joli !

24 Nov 2011 8:43pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Veru nice BW with the effect: it really tells the pain. I like it.
Have a nice day.

30 Nov 2011 9:49am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

'tis sensual.. :) nicely executed..

30 Nov 2011 3:13pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

surnaturel et envoutant ;)

2 Jan 2012 8:28pm

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