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Depression and Smoking

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 400 75 mm


"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

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Enfermée dans son addiction, comme derrière une grille! Bonne journée Mariana

15 Aug 2012 5:33am

PATRICK from miramas, France


15 Aug 2012 5:53am

Alan44 from campbon, France

le noir et blanc est un très bon choix pour ce cliché,il donne de la gravité au sujet,bien vu.

15 Aug 2012 5:55am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Maybe she'll feel better after having that smoke ;-))
I can also see a bottle ...............
Great capture and contrasts!!

15 Aug 2012 6:02am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent framing and B&W, she looks as if she relies heavily on the support of smoking

15 Aug 2012 6:42am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

A strong portrait - I like it

15 Aug 2012 7:04am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

She looks like a lady with the world on her shoulders

15 Aug 2012 7:06am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Splendid portrayed Mariana.

15 Aug 2012 7:15am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Powerful shot, Mariana - the fence in the background seems to emphasise the prison of her addiction.

15 Aug 2012 7:16am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture Mariana, you can feel her sadness in this image

15 Aug 2012 7:34am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A bad habit I'd like to get rid of... *sigh* ! Anyway, it's a very beautiful b&w portrait Mariana, the framing is perfect and the contrasts are amazing (as usual;) Have a lovely day :)

15 Aug 2012 8:28am

Nick from Issaquah, United States

Really great! Nice Timing too! Great values and contrast!

15 Aug 2012 8:36am

maurizio costantino from trieste, Italy

the photo is beautiful and strongly human, it recalls me the words aloneness, pause, desillusion, lost - feelings, not jugements

15 Aug 2012 9:07am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Prisonnière de ses maux, un visage marqué par la maladie. Superbe travail. Belle journée Mariana.

15 Aug 2012 9:21am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Bad life ...

15 Aug 2012 9:48am

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Excelente retrato.

15 Aug 2012 9:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Smoking certainly depresses me:( Sad to see so many out of touch ones.

15 Aug 2012 10:43am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Really great, a very strong and dramatic image. A beautiful b & w, I love it.

15 Aug 2012 11:30am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great B&W portrait. :)

15 Aug 2012 11:32am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

5***** elle est géniale ta photo! j'adore+++++

15 Aug 2012 1:06pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel portrait de cette dame fumeuse sueprbe cpatage et compo fantastique.

15 Aug 2012 2:01pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

I know it a panfluit situation but I like very mutch this picture.

15 Aug 2012 2:08pm

@Joke: just a life picture. life of many of us, nothing painful, very real and true ! thx Joke !

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great candid moment; fantastic b/w!

15 Aug 2012 3:57pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Your photos are real life of so many people !! Superb portrait !!

15 Aug 2012 4:28pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Smoking deception, we believe that the depression takes away snuff, and we deceive ourselves, mary fantastic urban portrait, espelndido

15 Aug 2012 4:34pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


15 Aug 2012 4:55pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A really nice portrait.

15 Aug 2012 5:26pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Impressive. I can feel her depression.

15 Aug 2012 5:35pm

hosein from tehran, Iran


15 Aug 2012 6:04pm

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice portrait!

15 Aug 2012 6:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I would imagine that the depression is brought on by the smoking! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

15 Aug 2012 6:40pm

@Eric Cousineau: I do not think so Eric. Thanks for the comment !

Cajera from France

..... et alcool ?
Un portrait qui montre les méfaits de l'addiction

15 Aug 2012 7:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & wonderful!

15 Aug 2012 7:35pm

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

great work with nice composition and edit. outstanding moment.

15 Aug 2012 7:56pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful candid portrait. She seems completely absorbed in that cigarette.

15 Aug 2012 8:00pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

terrific post processing and terrible picture

15 Aug 2012 8:13pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Comme mon singe derrière sa grille elle est prisonnière ...du tabac

15 Aug 2012 8:25pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

a touching shot, mariana!!

the cigarette as her best friend? :-((

15 Aug 2012 8:48pm

philip earl from Oregon, United States

why is she depressed .. i dont see it .. i like this photograph !!

15 Aug 2012 8:56pm

@philip earl: that is probably me and my depression, seeing myself in her ! im a smoker too .

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this candid looks great in mono..

15 Aug 2012 9:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A strong portrait that you have to look at. It grabs your attention.

15 Aug 2012 10:22pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine processing

15 Aug 2012 10:35pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Very good contrast and good use of the grey scale

15 Aug 2012 10:41pm

Z from Shanghai, China

You are talented to capture those impressive faces :)

15 Aug 2012 11:13pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful b&w. It seems that maybe that is all she has.

15 Aug 2012 11:47pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A split second of humanity...I've been studying it all day. best…jf

16 Aug 2012 2:37am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

the detail and black and white make this a very strong statement - well done!

16 Aug 2012 3:55am

franz from Baden, Austria

awesome and also disquieting ...

16 Aug 2012 3:38pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Sad feelings, but the image is beautiful.

17 Aug 2012 12:05am

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

Chacun oublie comme il peut ..... mais un superbe porrait avec un excellent n&b !

19 Aug 2012 1:47pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

une photo très forte... beau témoignage.

29 Aug 2012 6:34pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice portrait as always!
Have a nice day.

30 Aug 2012 10:24am

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1/320 second
ISO 400
75 mm