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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

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

impressive portrait Mariana!

18 Nov 2011 5:01am

Maria from California, United States

another great portrait Mariana, out of hundreds of great portraits that you have

18 Nov 2011 5:13am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Fantastic detail, light, composition. I love that we are viewing this character rich face in a near-profile angle.

18 Nov 2011 5:19am


great portrait & nice shot...

18 Nov 2011 5:37am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Your on a roll...the background is a perfect compliment to the skin. best…jf

18 Nov 2011 5:53am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Excellently composed and equally impressive treatment.

18 Nov 2011 6:15am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Like an etching, what a portrait and superb treatment ! Annierita

18 Nov 2011 6:48am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Excellent work!

18 Nov 2011 7:06am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A new fantastic portrait. Nice day Mariana

18 Nov 2011 7:31am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Terrific !

18 Nov 2011 7:32am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I like this title which should be the name of your blog !! Wonderful expre$$ion ...because it cost them !! Phil

18 Nov 2011 7:36am

mimbi from tehran, Iran

tired man

18 Nov 2011 7:37am

@mimbi: maybe ! what about portrait ?

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Very powerful portrait. Congratulations.

18 Nov 2011 8:02am

STEED from D, France

So much to tell.........Great !!!!!

18 Nov 2011 8:06am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Another beautiful portrait. I love the correspondence between the texture of the background and the skin of this man.
Bonne journée.

18 Nov 2011 8:11am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic Mariana!!!!!!! A shower of stars for this portrait. Nice day.

18 Nov 2011 8:19am

@Tede: oh , I feel so stary after this comments and these stars all over me ;)

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

nice character/
he seems worried?

18 Nov 2011 8:22am

@johbont: do not know . we all read picture and facial expression differently !

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Mariana, you make all faces look interesting, or maybe you only photo interesting faces. Good portrait (as usual)!

18 Nov 2011 8:37am

@Albert: i do not create any face, they are created by god and I simply see them and take picture of them :)

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Heavy, dark and great!
Fantastic portrait!

18 Nov 2011 8:55am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific portrait

18 Nov 2011 9:08am

Z from Shanghai, China

Great great portrait!

18 Nov 2011 9:18am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

One of your best portraits. The background works really well with it.

18 Nov 2011 9:20am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Fantastic job!

18 Nov 2011 9:24am

Pnyks from Warsaw, Poland

superb - Mariana at her best, as always :)

18 Nov 2011 9:29am

Mhelene from Paris, France

This portrait is really superb !

18 Nov 2011 9:33am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great details....

18 Nov 2011 9:51am

Marco Carbocci from Paris/Bruxelles, Belgium

Encore un très beau portrait. Avec ce traitement qui te caractérise et qui est comme un abîme où s'interrogent tes modèles.

18 Nov 2011 10:06am

@Marco Carbocci: take a look around you , on the street - you will see the same people as I do :)

vrinda from abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

excellent portrait

18 Nov 2011 10:13am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent portrait, des tons magnifiques, bravo

18 Nov 2011 10:14am

Chantal from Netherlands

what an expression in this face, great work

18 Nov 2011 10:25am

Mandar from Kudal, India


18 Nov 2011 10:34am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Awesome portrait - I love your style of processing that brings out so much texture and details

18 Nov 2011 11:38am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely strong portrait

18 Nov 2011 11:53am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great editing on this; realistic to the max

18 Nov 2011 12:00pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a rich and detailed portrait Mariana.

18 Nov 2011 12:13pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beau portrait expressif !

18 Nov 2011 12:26pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful expression!

18 Nov 2011 12:54pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Quel portrait!!! superb

18 Nov 2011 1:06pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A terrific portrait, another example of your surperb art. The texture of the face & the background wall appear as one.

18 Nov 2011 1:21pm

Victoria from Sweden

Excellent portrait!

18 Nov 2011 1:32pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent portrait, Mariana - remarkable background as well with the almost skin-like texture of the wall.

18 Nov 2011 2:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this portrait shot Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

18 Nov 2011 2:59pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein SUPER Portrait, schön auch die Spiegelung in dem Brillenglas.

18 Nov 2011 3:01pm

@Heinz: yes, his right eye and glasses frame was what I like as the best detail on this portrait !

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Strong intense stare...wonderful portrait!

18 Nov 2011 3:15pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Very powerful portrait, Mariana. Nice photo of thought.

18 Nov 2011 4:26pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful portralt shot !....:))

18 Nov 2011 4:37pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good portrait.

18 Nov 2011 5:40pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent - as always

18 Nov 2011 5:45pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastico mariana, es pura expresión de mirada perdida.................genial

18 Nov 2011 6:08pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great one, "strong" treatement with contrats : i like !!

18 Nov 2011 6:30pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France


18 Nov 2011 6:30pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


18 Nov 2011 8:07pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Soo nice portrait Mariana....
Excellently composed and equally impressive treatment.
Great work

Grz Sien

18 Nov 2011 8:14pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully captured and processed

18 Nov 2011 8:20pm

franz from Baden, Austria

incredible, once again, and once again you've left me short of words ...

18 Nov 2011 8:25pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Incredible person portrait.

18 Nov 2011 8:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A most excellent portrait.

18 Nov 2011 8:53pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

The best contrast in b&w. artistic

18 Nov 2011 9:08pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautifully detailed portrait, he is very expressive!

18 Nov 2011 9:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Just beautiful!

18 Nov 2011 10:14pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic portrait, great details.

18 Nov 2011 10:18pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

strong portrait !
Fantastic details
Have a nice weekend
:) Aly

18 Nov 2011 11:00pm

علیرضا from Iran

Always good portrait / What is the secret of it

19 Nov 2011 4:43am

@علیرضا: secret ? there is no secret !

Fotogra-nb from Loverval, Belgium

Very good portrait! Bravo Mariana

19 Nov 2011 9:22am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

19 Nov 2011 11:15am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Beautiful expression, I have to work on portrait technic to do that !

19 Nov 2011 1:35pm

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

Lovely details captured!

19 Nov 2011 6:59pm

Mike from California, United States

Once again, a well captured portrait !

19 Nov 2011 8:28pm

cajera from France

the eyebrow frowning, the man is worried.
great portrait

20 Nov 2011 11:40am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Perfect processing of this photo. I love the portrait of this man!

20 Nov 2011 12:17pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

fantastic portrait...

20 Nov 2011 3:31pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

I just love your portraits! Excellent capture. Another one I'd like to sit and listen to!

20 Nov 2011 10:06pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb portrait and capture of expression

21 Nov 2011 7:32am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

I like how you editing you B&W portaits - great balance and strong contrast give them extra character

23 Nov 2011 6:43pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great BW for this portrait, as always!
Have a nice day.

30 Nov 2011 10:39am

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

this works really nice in b&w.. very nice portrait shot.. :)

6 Dec 2011 4:33am

@rian: thanks Rian . Why are you so late all the time . I usually do not go back to those who are commenting my old pictures. Sorry ! and thx of course !

1/400 second
ISO 400
280 mm