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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

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The wretched refuse lies near the American Apparel, mirrored well with the mans
walking stance, beautiful photo !

29 Jun 2012 5:29am

PATRICK from miramas, France


29 Jun 2012 5:44am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The stark contrast in society splendidly captured.

29 Jun 2012 6:04am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Superb picture, I love.

29 Jun 2012 6:04am

Roman from Roman, Austria

well seen; perfectly captured and processed

29 Jun 2012 6:06am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Good catch.

29 Jun 2012 6:08am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

difference between black and white is shown......your idea is very good Mariana.....................and also your work is perfect.

29 Jun 2012 6:54am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Life in the raw...... well done

29 Jun 2012 7:13am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

29 Jun 2012 7:15am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great image with social contrast - excellent work

29 Jun 2012 7:24am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Life, as life is.

29 Jun 2012 7:44am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic powerful image

29 Jun 2012 7:47am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

The contrasts of life ...........
Strong image!!

29 Jun 2012 8:25am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Ignorance, jusqu’à marcher dessus (ou presque)

29 Jun 2012 9:21am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Bonne composition.
Scène de rue, vision de la Société...

29 Jun 2012 10:29am

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Yeah, for sure, the scandalous contrasts that we know...
The strong point of the composition is the room taken by the wall, for me.

29 Jun 2012 10:59am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb timing and powerful frame. No doubt modern fashion even has variations on the 'homeless' street look. The walls between us - sad to see these passers by ignoring the man on the pavement.

29 Jun 2012 11:05am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Walk on by - powerful shot

29 Jun 2012 11:09am

thami from Fès, Morocco

La vie coudée à 90° des laissés pour compte...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

29 Jun 2012 11:35am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Et toujours ces contrastes! Bien vu Mariana. Have a nice week enbd.

29 Jun 2012 11:48am

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

"No doubt modern fashion even has variations on the "homeless" street look", as Stephen said...
Yes it has been done...:((

29 Jun 2012 12:11pm

@Basile Pesso: nice of you to come back and read other comments ... I agree with Stephen, but I have my other story for this image !

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

toujours l œil aiguisé de l instant ou tout s accorde et concorde, très bien vu encore une fois ;)

29 Jun 2012 12:38pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

great contrast and great work

29 Jun 2012 1:22pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!!

29 Jun 2012 1:41pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Beautiful shot. Nice frame.

29 Jun 2012 2:07pm

l'Angevine from France

je ressens une émotion en voyant ce cliché car en me portant sur cette affiche où ce garçon me semble maigrichon me fait penser à la famine puis cet homme assis est un SDF puis ces personnages qui marchent avec aisance,donc je ressens qu'on est si impuissant face à la misère et qu'on suit notre cours de la vie sans se soucier de la douleur des autres....

29 Jun 2012 2:26pm

Jeanmi from Asnières, France

J'aime les photos qui me font raconter une suite ou un avant et celle-ci pourrait me faire écrire tout un roman. Bravo !

29 Jun 2012 2:35pm

@Jeanmi: Thanks a lot for your visit and comment. From your page I see you are a writer which explain your comment very clearly ! Regards !

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

It's a great picture Mariana, full of sympathy for the poor and homeless, while those who have it all pass by...

29 Jun 2012 2:38pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great catch ..

29 Jun 2012 3:00pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

macht sehr Nachdenklich diese Aufnahme.

29 Jun 2012 3:32pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice street shot.

29 Jun 2012 3:46pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fantastic capture of the guy inline with the advert, almost the same stride and then poles apart the guy on the ground, love it

29 Jun 2012 3:48pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Two societies who live together without looking! Splendid framing. Mariana nice day.

29 Jun 2012 3:53pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great scene , nobody seems to see him !

29 Jun 2012 4:34pm

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

So everyone goes his own way!

29 Jun 2012 5:10pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great candid street scene captured!

29 Jun 2012 6:07pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Interesting title! Beautiful B&W composition!

29 Jun 2012 6:17pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

it reminds me of indifference that we all in our daily attitude!

29 Jun 2012 6:26pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Even if he doesn't look, it seems to me that the man walking is embarrassed.

29 Jun 2012 6:50pm

@Basile Pesso: I do not think so . he probably saw me with camera and made this face !

philippe from moselle, France

A la croisée des mondes parallèles !!!

29 Jun 2012 8:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great perspective. A powerful image.

29 Jun 2012 9:12pm

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

Encore un espace de vie dans la rue, ou l'indifférence des gens face à d'autres gens. Tu es toujours là où il faut

29 Jun 2012 10:08pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Nice capture. Shows where we are today. :) I was just up in Canada and noticed the young are dressing - my opinion - sloppy. :) But how did we dress when we were young. :)

29 Jun 2012 10:52pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Y la gente ni se molesta en mirar,es algo increible.Buen trabajo documental Mariana.Saludos.

29 Jun 2012 11:06pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Powerful shot. Excellent. :)

30 Jun 2012 7:43am

Punit from Pune, India

All american..! Wonderful photograph!

30 Jun 2012 9:33am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

the presence of your camera in the street, is the presence of your soul in our lives, a perfect story of our days, I know someday you'll be behind me on any street in any city, you were born for this, are a magnificent reporter, Marian.

30 Jun 2012 11:02am

cajera from France

Une image qui nous montre les contrastes de nos sociétés dites développées.
Une publicité pour des sous vêtements (enfin je pense) et un homme "sans domicile fixe" ignorés des passants.

1 Jul 2012 8:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You've summed up, in this powerful frame, the divide that is growing ever wider here.

2 Jul 2012 4:39am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this sure is a powerful scene, nice catch

11 Jul 2012 2:10am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Strong BW for this strret scene which shows the dilemna of our civilization.
Have a nice day.

25 Jul 2012 2:47pm