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Iraqi Man

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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

rupesh from kudal, India

‘’ Nice portrait…..''

15 Jan 2012 6:54am

Krunal from Mumbai, India


15 Jan 2012 7:13am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Awesome details !!

15 Jan 2012 7:15am

Chantal from Netherlands

wow, he has lived a hard life, by the look of his lines in the face

15 Jan 2012 7:37am

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran

Nice shot !

15 Jan 2012 7:47am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Great characteristic face this man has .........
Beautiful details!!!

15 Jan 2012 7:58am

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent portrait..

15 Jan 2012 8:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A stunning portrait, great processing! I like the half smile of the man :)

15 Jan 2012 8:16am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A glance to your inside.

15 Jan 2012 8:33am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'apprécie de plus en plus ce traitement

15 Jan 2012 8:41am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Terrific portrait, the details are extraordinary. 5 *. Good sunday Mariana.

15 Jan 2012 8:47am

Francisco Romero from Spain

Stunning! Superb treatment to the image

15 Jan 2012 8:49am

Oscar from Espìra de l'Agly, France

Super Close up for this portrait

15 Jan 2012 8:49am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, incredible detail. I like how you two appear to be staring at one another eye-to-eye !!

15 Jan 2012 9:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great detail

15 Jan 2012 9:13am

philippe from moselle, France

un peu terrifiant comme portrait, mais belle réalisation !!!

15 Jan 2012 9:18am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A sweet look... This fine old man would make a good Santa Claus !
Your image processing, recognizable, gives a bushy amazing ! :)

15 Jan 2012 9:19am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific image, love his expression

15 Jan 2012 9:28am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An impressive texture for this B&W portrait

15 Jan 2012 10:11am

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

fabuleux portrait ! les détails sont "violents" !

15 Jan 2012 10:16am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan


15 Jan 2012 11:09am

Jac from Alfena, Portugal

awesome portrait and tones!!!

15 Jan 2012 11:19am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Ca a de la gueule !

15 Jan 2012 11:34am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Amazing...outstanding details....A++

15 Jan 2012 11:39am

Florence from Paris, France

I'm truly amazed by the strengh and power your portraits deliver. Well done Marina. You truly are talented.
Let me wish you too a very Happy New Year.

15 Jan 2012 11:42am

@Florence: thanks Florence . All the best in 2012 for you too ;)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Fantastic, his lines reveal a lot about the harshness of life

15 Jan 2012 11:50am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! perfect idea
well done

15 Jan 2012 1:28pm

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Toujours d'aussi jolie "gueule"...

15 Jan 2012 2:13pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A face full of character! A wonderful street portrait Mariana! Well done! ;-)

15 Jan 2012 2:23pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Last time I looked at this he was a young girl in a window ; ] best…jf

15 Jan 2012 2:27pm

@ordinaryimages: and, did you like him as a funny girl ? It was too pale for my taste and I replaced it with mature , rough looking man ;)

Ed von Ems from Vila do Conde, Portugal


15 Jan 2012 2:31pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

wow..impressive portrait!

15 Jan 2012 2:58pm

SHUTTERBUG from barcelona, Spain

Oh. My. God. Amazing.

15 Jan 2012 3:04pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


15 Jan 2012 3:10pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

great portrait! incredible detail with wonderful processing!

15 Jan 2012 3:22pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe portrait

15 Jan 2012 3:35pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

i think his eyes are smilin´... stunning! ;)

15 Jan 2012 4:07pm

@Ol: yes, he was smiling at me when told him I loved his face :)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

splendid portrait shot - absolutely stunning

15 Jan 2012 4:15pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ausgezeichnetes Portrait.

15 Jan 2012 4:20pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great great portrait !!

15 Jan 2012 4:25pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Fantastic! What a great portrait again from you. Nice details and structure in his face too.

15 Jan 2012 4:28pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

WOW...what a great face!!!

15 Jan 2012 4:39pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice

15 Jan 2012 5:26pm

....peter from Canada

This is an excellent portrait of a man with a lot of charachter in his face.... well done Mariana....peter:)

15 Jan 2012 5:27pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb and strong portrait !!

15 Jan 2012 5:31pm

STEED from D, France

Amazing face to face...And a great wisdom in this look and on his face.....Superb !!!

15 Jan 2012 5:39pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Excellent portrait with so many details...

15 Jan 2012 5:54pm

Anita Pena from Bretagne, France

What "personnage" and what a portrait! Haughtiness

15 Jan 2012 5:57pm

Gérard Méry from France

Fantastique ce portrait avec tous les détails de la peau bien vu ce plan rapproché !!

15 Jan 2012 6:16pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

written in your skin over time,
transmit it to us in his gaze,
full of peace.
Marian fantastic

15 Jan 2012 6:50pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

You can read all history on his face. Excellent work Mariana

15 Jan 2012 6:58pm

Emmeji from France

Mais comment fais-tu pour les apprivoiser tous ? Superbe !

15 Jan 2012 7:08pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


15 Jan 2012 7:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The one day I'm your first commenter and you change the photo. ;-) Just kidding, Mariana. This is a much stronger image for sure. I like those wise eyes and that weathered face.

15 Jan 2012 8:09pm

@Steve Rice: my mistake :) yes, I deleted your very first comment in my history of AMinus3 :) Never again :)

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Perfect closeup portrait Mariana.....(and how did he smell????) ;-D

15 Jan 2012 8:39pm

@Richard Geven: i do not know Richard . It was so freezing cold that except frost my nose could not smell anything else ;)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A magnificent Portrait. His exterior is so rough but his eyes tell of kindness & wisdom within.

15 Jan 2012 9:08pm

Sien from Netherlands

Excellent portrait Mariana!
Outstanding details, well done

15 Jan 2012 9:10pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe portrait saisissant! Cela dit, c'est un visage universel! il n'est pas écrit sur son front qu'il est originaire d'Irak.
Bonne fin de journée chal-heureuse!

15 Jan 2012 9:13pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb and excellent details! Nice portrait of an Iraqi man!

15 Jan 2012 9:25pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

wonderful close up portrait.

15 Jan 2012 10:03pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent portrait.

15 Jan 2012 10:09pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere in Limburg, Belgium

whawwww ..

this is super, mariana!!!

this face tells a whole story? :-))

15 Jan 2012 10:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait. He has such expressive eyes.

15 Jan 2012 11:12pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

So much life in this portrait. Great processing.

15 Jan 2012 11:38pm

Z from Shanghai, China

ahh..great portrait!

15 Jan 2012 11:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous portrait. stunning eyes

16 Jan 2012 12:23am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Amazing piece of work here, Mariana - I just love all the detail visible in his beard and face.

16 Jan 2012 1:23am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

Awesome BW. I really like it when you use the shorter length and are connecting with your subject. You have a talented eye and also what seems like a compassionate, curious attitude towards those around you, from the portraits you achieve.

16 Jan 2012 3:46am

klausz from kufstein, Austria

really a "mariana" portrait! you´ve this so special kind of processing, which i really love and admire! fantastic!!!

16 Jan 2012 8:02am

@klausz: thanks a million Franz :)

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Your such a great photographer

16 Jan 2012 12:30pm

@Joke: thanks , I know ;) he he

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent portrait! His eyes seems to be smiling though his face shows hardship.

16 Jan 2012 1:11pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Amazing shot. Every hair and pore in exquisite detail.

16 Jan 2012 3:38pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. So perfect. Very expressive eyes. Five Stars. :)

16 Jan 2012 6:15pm

@Sam: thanks Sam .

Sandrine from Houston, United States

Great portrait!

17 Jan 2012 1:06am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

Ok one question.... How are you able to get such awesome shots of all these people.. ?

17 Jan 2012 6:24pm

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

the Great Portrait capture
very sharp and nice sense...

18 Jan 2012 9:27am

Stephane.D from In my head, France

puissant, et quel regard rempli de tellement d histoire, bravo et j adore le cadrage, fort ;)

18 Jan 2012 1:05pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Strong portrait again!! LOve it!
Have a nice day.

25 Jan 2012 2:27pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice shot of this bushy bearded man.. :)

5 Feb 2012 9:04pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/200 second
ISO 80
6 mm