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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

Avec la clope au bec quel portrait quels contraste sur ce visage superbe.
Belle journée

2 Mar 2012 5:40am

roy from ostend, Belgium

Nice, Another one of your beautiful character heads, you know they are easy to find Mariana.

2 Mar 2012 7:02am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice focus and great capture... i wonder how you get these images...

2 Mar 2012 7:04am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

so sad and thinking ?
what a great capture Mariana
I always wander what people think when you photoghraph them
have a nice day

2 Mar 2012 7:07am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

So close !
So strong !

2 Mar 2012 8:18am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

It is a powerful, splendid photo.

2 Mar 2012 8:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

So much detail - well done

2 Mar 2012 8:28am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!

2 Mar 2012 8:52am

JCJ from Troyes, France

great emotion captured

2 Mar 2012 8:59am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Splendid portrait. High contrast b&w works very well here.

2 Mar 2012 9:00am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very strong image, impressive in B&W

2 Mar 2012 9:12am

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Sad man, thinking of better times? Beautifully taken photo.

2 Mar 2012 9:16am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

wow... so in-your-face! very impressive

2 Mar 2012 9:34am

Z from Shanghai, China

Superb portrait

2 Mar 2012 9:47am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent portrait.

2 Mar 2012 10:01am

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent shot , sad face....

2 Mar 2012 10:25am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Un joli portrait ou le regard en dit long.

A nice portrait or the eyes says a great deal

2 Mar 2012 10:59am

Babzy from Besançon, France

your portraits are always very touching !

2 Mar 2012 11:17am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

GREAT !!....5*

2 Mar 2012 11:38am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great portrait, uneasiness or maybe despair

2 Mar 2012 12:25pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

He seems lost in his own world! A beautiful street portrait Mariana! ;-)

2 Mar 2012 12:31pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great portrait ! The eyes are terrible, filled with difficulties anxieties, pains, really terrible !!

2 Mar 2012 12:33pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Un regard bouleversant, une image-choc... L'art du portrait porté à son paroxysme. BRAVO, l'artiste!!!

2 Mar 2012 1:04pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wow there is so much sorrow in those eyes, an incredible portrait Mariana

2 Mar 2012 1:14pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Great portrait!

2 Mar 2012 2:01pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice portrait. Full of emotions.

2 Mar 2012 2:15pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

2 Mar 2012 2:24pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Very powerful. I'm pulled in to try to share his thoughts.

2 Mar 2012 2:39pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wieder eines von diesen hervorragenden SW-Portraits.

2 Mar 2012 3:02pm

STEED from D, France

Powerful Portrait of Hardness of Life.....Superb !!!

2 Mar 2012 3:16pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Nice capture of emotions. Well done. :)

2 Mar 2012 3:19pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful portrait. I love the close cropping, the detail and the drama !!

2 Mar 2012 3:29pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Very great portrait !!

2 Mar 2012 4:40pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice focus. great portrait shot.

2 Mar 2012 5:01pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent portrait en N&B

2 Mar 2012 5:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

beautifully done. such poignant eyes

2 Mar 2012 6:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

His expression is quite reflective of uneasiness.....Looks like he is nervous and worrisome about something. Hopefully he finds calmness and serenity soon. Exceptional detail to be able to capture the pores on his face.

2 Mar 2012 6:47pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Wonderful. The high-key background is perfect for the high contrast treatment of the face.

2 Mar 2012 7:26pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

strong, impressive portrait

2 Mar 2012 8:21pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Details are great in this splendid portrait.

2 Mar 2012 8:22pm

jose from PANAMA, Panama


2 Mar 2012 8:34pm

@jose: thx jose . I loved your today's image !

Gérard from Tours, France

Tes portraits sont toujours haurissants, encore un digne d'intérêt

2 Mar 2012 9:12pm

Andrew Graeme Gould from Santiago, Chile

A very striking image. So well caught!

2 Mar 2012 9:20pm

@Andrew Graeme Gould: thx Andrew for your visit .

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

very strong and impressive portrait, mariana!!

2 Mar 2012 9:31pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Sacré piqué dans ce portrait!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

2 Mar 2012 9:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic portrait. It seems that he has a lot on his mind.

2 Mar 2012 10:13pm

Agus Haryono from Mataram, Indonesia


3 Mar 2012 1:18am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

he looks a haunted soul!

3 Mar 2012 2:38am

Hossein saharnaz from Iran

very about soft ware?

3 Mar 2012 4:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Super BW ! Really impressive portrait.

3 Mar 2012 6:23am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A haunting, far away look in his eyes.

3 Mar 2012 8:14am

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

Wow.... outstanding portrait with great feeling in his eyes.

3 Mar 2012 2:48pm

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

wow ... I'm speechless in front of these eyes .... You are amazing my dear Mariana !!!

3 Mar 2012 3:01pm

@AnneCphotography: thanks Anne. Amazing or not, but I love what I do ;)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic portrait!

3 Mar 2012 8:05pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

What a wonderful portrait.

4 Mar 2012 6:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

the perfect title for this man's pained expression ...

4 Mar 2012 9:09pm

Naeem from Abbottabad, Pakistan

very strong expression and very well captured!!

6 Mar 2012 9:10am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France


7 Mar 2012 9:40am

cajera from France

How make you for have this rendering ?

7 Mar 2012 6:48pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France


7 Mar 2012 7:46pm

Noel from London, United Kingdom

Sad face - beautiful shot !

11 Mar 2012 7:03pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

un portrait fort, puissant, toute une vie en un instant ;)

24 Apr 2012 3:16pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

As usual, you did a wonderful portrait! Really appreciate your "touch" in portraits. Great!
Have a nice day.

26 Apr 2012 4:03pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 80
10 mm