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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

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

almost unreal

27 Nov 2011 5:43am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Those eyes...As johbont said above - Unreal. Amazing treatment.

27 Nov 2011 5:46am

Kala from United States

You've captured the details of the face so remarkably well. Down to the stubble on the chin.

27 Nov 2011 5:49am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Freaky eyes. Like the head emerging from darkness. It has your special touch.

27 Nov 2011 6:55am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Terrific portrait (and model) :))

27 Nov 2011 7:13am

Chantal from Netherlands

he has somewhat of a funny smile

27 Nov 2011 7:19am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Something special in the eye.

27 Nov 2011 7:46am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Ses très beaux yeux clairs apportent un peu de douceur à son visage moins "accueillant". Joli portrait !
Bon dimanche

27 Nov 2011 8:07am

STEED from D, France

The M's style !!!!!!!! The study of strong characters.........What a (new)fabulous shot !!!!

27 Nov 2011 8:08am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

He sure needs to, he looks rough and ready but quite photogenic

27 Nov 2011 8:11am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

comme si sa peau s'écaillait

27 Nov 2011 8:43am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A great portrait and strong characters

27 Nov 2011 8:53am

cajera from France

T'as de beaux yeux !

27 Nov 2011 8:58am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

What a face ! Great portrait, the light is perfect

27 Nov 2011 9:00am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing portrait and processing. His eyes have a superb transparency, like water.

27 Nov 2011 9:03am

@Francisco Romero: very light green eyes and tanned face . in bw image it looks really very contrasted ! thx a lot .

Mhelene from Paris, France

Incredible and very strong portrait !

27 Nov 2011 9:27am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

This is very striking indeed...

27 Nov 2011 9:35am

@Daryl Johnson: thx Daryl :)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great smirk and piercing eyes

27 Nov 2011 9:52am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great strong portrait - stunning b&w-treatment

27 Nov 2011 10:02am

Mandar from Kudal, India


27 Nov 2011 10:26am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

étrange portrait à la lumière chirurgicale...inquiétant et pourtant beaucoup de bonté se dégage du regard !! superbe apparition !

27 Nov 2011 11:18am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A great portrait with nice light.

27 Nov 2011 11:23am

philippe from moselle, France

cette lumière qui se dégage des ces yeux en dit plus que des mots !!!
Excellent Mariana ....

27 Nov 2011 12:11pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

What got to me were his eyes, love his smile though.
Beautiful portrait!

27 Nov 2011 1:34pm

Z from Shanghai, China

I love the spiritual expression!

27 Nov 2011 1:45pm

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Des portraits toujours aussi saississants...

27 Nov 2011 2:14pm

Morten Pedersen from Laos

What a scary smile. I love it!

27 Nov 2011 2:40pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

His smile reaches his eyes, great portrait

27 Nov 2011 2:41pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

great portrait mary

27 Nov 2011 3:31pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

hahaha this face made me smile Mariana!!! He's got the Hulk's eyes ;-))))
Perfect processing and i love these kind of portraits...

27 Nov 2011 3:54pm

@Richard Geven: Thanks Richard . I love this portrait too . Recently I heard this man died ! A reason why I like it even more. I still remember his humor when he was asking for some change on the street !

Marcie from Newton, United States

A compelling portrait. Love those eyes!

27 Nov 2011 3:56pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Elements of a nightmare ; ] best…jf

27 Nov 2011 4:15pm

@ordinaryimages: For more nightmares enjoy this F a b u l o u s P h o t o S i t e ! which I would recommend everyone who is taking portraits to take a look at.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

yes quite disturbing as though something inside that is not him has taken over. Striking capture

27 Nov 2011 4:30pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Qeul regard et iamge fnatastique compo superbe rendu sur le visage, avec ce sourrire esquissé quelle compo merveilleuse.

Braov et belle soirée

27 Nov 2011 4:31pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow. impressive portrait!

27 Nov 2011 4:39pm

@Stefan: thx Stefan !

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Great shot, terrific portrait
Well done Mariana

Gr Sien

27 Nov 2011 5:08pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Great portrait. His eyes are so expressive

27 Nov 2011 5:08pm

yvan from Slovenia

WOW, what a shot, congratulations!

27 Nov 2011 5:12pm

@yvan: thanks Yvan. your nature shot is very lovely !

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Nice Face

27 Nov 2011 5:26pm

@Oscar: provocative comment . face is not handsome, but portrait is excellent !

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful intense eyes here Mariana! Either green or light blue I would guess! A stunning B&W portrait shot! ;-)

27 Nov 2011 5:41pm

Florence from Paris, France

Another of your powerful portrait Mariana, mono fits so well. This man seems to come out of some old books from the XIX century. That's truly incredible. A very talented process and talented look through your lens. Bravo.

27 Nov 2011 5:53pm

@Florence: many thanks Florence !

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

very good lighting in this portrait, i like how just his face is illuminated,

27 Nov 2011 5:53pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I'm impressed with this portrait, not because of the smile, but the eyes.

27 Nov 2011 6:07pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Superb, very impressive portrait. 5*****

27 Nov 2011 6:55pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

So clear portrait. perfect captured !

27 Nov 2011 8:00pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

What a face, what a smile!

27 Nov 2011 8:16pm

franz from Baden, Austria

an epic image, a face as if carved in stone ...
thanks for the link you gave "ordinaryimages" above ... i checked it out and found the pictures incredible in every respect (as i find yours!)!

27 Nov 2011 8:24pm

@franz: I am very glad you took a look at this site . I am amazed with those portrait !

PATRICK from miramas, France


27 Nov 2011 8:47pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

i would like to see this face in color (with light green eyes)

27 Nov 2011 9:46pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

"Real" portrait !!

27 Nov 2011 10:05pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

what an expressive face !

27 Nov 2011 10:14pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Such a excellent portrait of a man who has seen the extremes of life and is accepting of his lot in life, even if it is collecting change on the streets. Such warmth in those eyes. Wonderful, Mariana!

27 Nov 2011 11:12pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A wonderful portrait! He has the most amazing eyes. He looks proud and happy to have his picture taken.

28 Nov 2011 2:16am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great eyes

28 Nov 2011 2:32am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

A strong portrait waking feelings. He looks like a strong character.

28 Nov 2011 3:16am

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

formidable portrait

28 Nov 2011 1:51pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

fantastic portrait!!wow!

29 Nov 2011 12:44am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful. Great portrait. :)

29 Nov 2011 3:02am

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Toujours des portraits fabuleux

29 Nov 2011 10:25am

Didi from Orléans, France

Amazing and original expression. Very nice hard contrast.
Best regards

29 Nov 2011 5:36pm

@Didi: hi Didi and thanks .

Truels from Denmark

I love this portrait - it is a fabulous image! Welkl done!

29 Nov 2011 11:57pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5

1 Dec 2011 12:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This gentleman has some very strong features. Your processing takes full advantage of them. The eyes are amazing.

6 Dec 2011 12:49am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Il ne manque que la pipe, et il me ferait penser à Popeye !

14 Dec 2011 8:28pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

sure is a creepy smile, nice processing though.. :)

16 Dec 2011 2:29pm

elmer from Tours, France

quelle gueule !

7 Jan 2012 11:37am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 100
6 mm