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Walk, Chat, Coffee with Lynda

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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

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle dame et portrait la têtet toute ronde avec ca capuche fantastique captage et ocmpo.

bravo et amitié

31 Jan 2012 5:54am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

always great!

31 Jan 2012 6:06am

Z from Shanghai, China

wonderful portrait..

31 Jan 2012 6:42am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Holy cow, that's a great face. Amazing portrait.

31 Jan 2012 6:44am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A great portrait of Lynda

31 Jan 2012 7:09am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

To the present time is such a terrible hurry. the need to drink coffee before somewhere.

31 Jan 2012 7:10am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

What a magnificent portrait !!

31 Jan 2012 7:15am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow wow magnific 5****

31 Jan 2012 7:36am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I like the "Toujours frais" ! Fantastic portrait coming from which fairy tale ? Phil

31 Jan 2012 7:48am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Great portrait of this characteristic lady!!

31 Jan 2012 7:53am

Rupesh from kudal, India

‘’ Nice portrait…..’’

31 Jan 2012 7:59am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Stunning portrait !

31 Jan 2012 8:06am

STEED from D, France

A Lady !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Superb portrait,M'...

31 Jan 2012 8:18am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

amazing portrait...

31 Jan 2012 8:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Hope she has a set of teeth somewhere - quite a character.

31 Jan 2012 8:30am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Extraordinary portrait is grandiose. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

31 Jan 2012 8:35am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Wonderful B&W portrait! Another face that engages with confidence! A beautiful sight, a friendly face, protected under this thick hood and under your kindness! Do you work with disabilities?

31 Jan 2012 8:50am

@Christian Richer: no, I do not ! dont you see the same people around you ?

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful it...5*

31 Jan 2012 9:02am



31 Jan 2012 9:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great character !

31 Jan 2012 9:27am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

I fully agree with what all the others have to say about this wonderful portrait.

31 Jan 2012 9:36am

Val37 from Tours, France

Quel regard, elle transperce l'écran ! 5******

31 Jan 2012 9:46am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

it is almost a caricature

31 Jan 2012 9:52am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


31 Jan 2012 9:53am

@Ana Lúcia: disturbing in which way ? once you do more portraits and have more contact with people you would not say so .

franz from Baden, Austria

what a character and what a loving capture and title! you never cease to surprise and amaze with what you do to people, mariana!
(i don't know if i've sent you this link before, but if you find the time, take a look and follow the links there for more! you'll see some more "character heads"!)

31 Jan 2012 9:54am

@franz: thanks a lot for this link . will view it right now ;)

arun from Chennai, India

her face is too cute... super capture!!

31 Jan 2012 10:07am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Lots of stories to tell...
Great portrait!

31 Jan 2012 10:09am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great portrait of a real character, I bet she can tell a tale or two.

31 Jan 2012 10:42am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful ...A superb portrait !

31 Jan 2012 11:04am

oncho from granada, Spain

Excellent portrait....fantastic !

31 Jan 2012 11:28am

Dixie from ingelmunster, Belgium

great portrait, well done in Black and white
have a nice day

31 Jan 2012 11:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

You capture an expression of her whole personality - marvelous portrait!

31 Jan 2012 11:43am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A great portrait of Lynda.

31 Jan 2012 11:52am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a wonderfully expressive face she has! She looks like one of those apple dolls! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

31 Jan 2012 12:19pm

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

I wonder where you meet your models !! I love this one with her face like an apple !

31 Jan 2012 12:32pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific portrait, you've captured so much character in this wonderful shot, I love your portraits.

31 Jan 2012 12:41pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

the best image of today mary, fantastic

31 Jan 2012 12:41pm

@Melocoton: thanks Pablo :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un portrait fascinant, fait uniquement de rides et d'usures...comme une peau d'arbre avec une très longue histoire à raconter...

31 Jan 2012 1:33pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Oh my what a wonderful face! Every Canadian enjoys Tims coffee.

31 Jan 2012 1:53pm

@Williams: not me ;) I prefer my coffee and photography :) thx Paul !

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

What a great portrait! Her face is very striking. Clutching a cup of hot coffee and a few snow flakes upon her dark clothing -- this all just adds to the feel here. Bravo!

31 Jan 2012 2:09pm

@bluechameleon: thx Sharon .

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Nice picture, the old people face showing the life lived, I like this a lot.Best regards oivatytto,haleja.

31 Jan 2012 2:50pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

What a portrait!

31 Jan 2012 2:52pm

Fereshteh from Tehran, Iran

Woww, it's a perfect B&W portrait!

31 Jan 2012 3:14pm

Rob from United States

Lovely portrait!

31 Jan 2012 3:26pm

klausz from kufstein, Austria

a face like a doll, but you can feel, there´s much more behind it! superb mariana!

31 Jan 2012 3:26pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

"dont you see the same people around you ?"
Yes, I work for handicapped children and I thought, perhaps, you also working in this sector ...

31 Jan 2012 3:27pm

@Christian Richer: If I worked with people with disabilities I would never use my profession, my job to take pictures/ portraits of them. That would not be moral or allowable ( I think so.) Seeing and meeting people on the streets is something different. Having knowing them, chatting for a while, and then getting or not getting a picture is something else . Thanks for your reply !

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A frame full of impact. Fantastic portrait.

31 Jan 2012 3:51pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

extraordinary good portrait Mariana

31 Jan 2012 3:55pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautifuly seen, captured and presented Mariana
Great portrait!

31 Jan 2012 3:56pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A frame full of impact. Fantastic portrait.

31 Jan 2012 4:02pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

"toujours frais " on the cup I don't know if that's what she really want now!
such a wonderfull portrait
tells us so much more!

31 Jan 2012 4:03pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

True, you're right, I should have thought ...

31 Jan 2012 4:38pm

Veronique from Suisse/, France

she is...nearly unreal ! I never saw such a face and her eyes seems to smile

31 Jan 2012 4:53pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Un portrait extraordinairement expressif. Malgré le temps et les aléas de la vie, son regard a gardé la malice de la jeunesse .

31 Jan 2012 5:05pm

cajera from France

superb portrait
Beautiful lighting that highlights the face

31 Jan 2012 5:07pm

Francis J from Vitória, Brazil

Un magnifique portrait et un témoignage de haute humanité.

31 Jan 2012 5:25pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent portrait, on dirait la femme de popeye

31 Jan 2012 5:39pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

WOW, toute une histoire dans ce magnifique portrait !

31 Jan 2012 5:58pm

David Ahrens from Roseville, California, United States

She could be out of the past, but for the modern coffee cup. Beautiful portrait.

31 Jan 2012 6:37pm

Harry from Apex, United States

This one seems to have less processing than usual, yet it is one of your most bizarre faces! Excellent find and shot.

31 Jan 2012 6:44pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous portrait.

31 Jan 2012 6:50pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

My kind of woooman! best…jf

31 Jan 2012 6:54pm

Irene from L C, France

Very strong Mariana ! What a woman, what human !

31 Jan 2012 7:58pm

@Irene: thanks Irene . It so great to hear a comment like this, in opposite of above one, so disrespectful for human

Stephane.D from In my head, France

FANTASTIQUE portrait ;) une vie immense ce lit ici ;)

31 Jan 2012 8:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice !!!

31 Jan 2012 8:22pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

OUTSTANDING portrait !!!! Great image !!

31 Jan 2012 8:30pm

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

nice shot!! Full of character!

31 Jan 2012 8:37pm

@Karen Politte: oh, yes, "shot is full of character", but this woman is who has a special character !

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran

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31 Jan 2012 8:44pm

@Amir Madanipour: come on ... you and your stars .... when you take a portrait like this one I will give you a million **** you understand ???

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb portrait. I think coffee with Lynda was very tasty.

31 Jan 2012 9:42pm

@Tomek: coffee with cigarette is always tasty, but chat with Lynda was very special ;) thanks Tomek

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful portrait, her eyes are inviting conversation, fantastic b/w as well!

31 Jan 2012 10:10pm

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

ha ha ha de mieux en mieux...quelle bouille ...sans dents ... toujours frais de marqué sur la boite

31 Jan 2012 10:19pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere in Limburg, Belgium

fantastic portrait, mariana of a wondeful woman!!

31 Jan 2012 10:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! Her eyes have so much expression and I bet a lot of wisdom! Wonderful image!

31 Jan 2012 11:46pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A fantastic portrait! Excellent capture!

1 Feb 2012 12:18am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

Wow a great portrait Mariana!

2 Feb 2012 4:54am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lynda has just become immortal in front of your camera. A truly amazing portrait.

2 Feb 2012 5:32am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Love the highlights on the face.

2 Feb 2012 8:15am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Wonderful portrait! So much character in her face, looks as though it would be an interesting conversation getting to know her.

2 Feb 2012 12:58pm


amazing face!!!

3 Feb 2012 9:58am

Marcie from United States

This has to be one of your best faces. WOW!

3 Feb 2012 12:54pm

@Marcie: YES!!! I love her :)

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Toujours autant de vie dans tes portraits. Ils sont d'une force incroyable, as always, avec toujours beaucoup de tendresse. Tu captes leur image pour mieux nous les montrer. Ton regard n'est jamais voyeur toujours clair voyant, toujours aimant.

4 Feb 2012 8:58pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great portrait !

5 Feb 2012 6:24pm

Nuno Monteiro from Porto, Portugal

What a character. Brilliant photo.

6 Feb 2012 10:58pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Extra ! :-)

10 Feb 2012 4:28pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

can't help but smile when i look at her.. :) nice shot!

16 Feb 2012 2:37am

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/40 second
ISO 200
21 mm