“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph” – Andre Kertesz
Great composition and monochrome ….
Thank you very much Sue! Your feedback means a lot!
You are very welcome! 🙂
Great image showing the hard life nicely. I like the spirit of the lady wearing nail polish.
The nail polish does really reflect a spirit inside this lady. When I reflect on this image I’m very thankful for what I have. Thanks a lot for your observation and comment – all the best.
Wonderful portraiture–great work.
Hi Kenn, very kind of you indeed! Thank you 🙂
I’m drawn to the empty space surrounding her. It makes me wonder what she’s thinking about her life history. When I look at her face, it makes me think about mine……
I’ve often wondered about her history and what was going through her mind, something I’ll never get a chance to know. I really appreciate your special comment, it was very nice to hear. Thank you
Beautiful image on a beautiful face.
Thank you so much! This is a great compliment from a very creative photographer such as yourself.
Thank you Mark! I’m blushing 😉
The emotions you are able to capture in your subjects is amazing Mark. Keep up the great work.
Thanks a lot Mark. And let me say once again how much I enjoy your blog, I love the background and methodology behind each photo.
The title is perfect. Her expression reminds me of faces my grandmother (my Nana) would make in the last few years of her life…
For me it’s great when a photo can bring back good memories, I hope they were good years with your Nana. I’m very lucky to have my Nana still with us, at 98 she is still going strong. Thank you once again for your comment, I love hearing from great people such as yourself.
They were tough years, but good nonetheless. She was a tough person, and I have good memories of her… So glad to hear your Nana is still going strong! That’s admirable!! Best to you, always. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
You are doing Andre Kertesz proud by really feeling what you photograph. It’s quite unbelievable the thoughts and emotions that you stir up with your photos. It is your calling my love!
Why thank you! Coming from the best Chef in the world this means a lot! Wish I could spend all day taking photos!
Make it happen!
A lovely shot. You’ve picked a great moment, it makes you wonder what she’s thinking of. My compliments! Regards Patrick
Why thank you Patrick! I really appreciate the compliment. Sadly we will never know what she was thinking about at that moment.
great black and white and nice expression 🙂
Thanks a lot Joshi 🙂
Her eyes tell a lot. Great portrait Mark.
Hi Uday, yes they do indeed! Thank you for stopping by again, very nice to hear from you.
Hello my friend. Great photos to be found here on your blog 🙂 Thanks for visiting mine!
Thanks for looking around and commenting it’s much appreciated.
Wonderful character study
I wonder what she is doing today? How life has been since this photograph? Thanks again for stopping by
This portrait ‘talks’ to me.
This is one of my favourites so many thanks for your incredibly kind comment.
The stories that are written on her face…
We are very fortunate to be able to work on our craft and meet interesting people. Thank you for your very kind words 🙂
Excellent composition and a perfect capture. Great job Mark!
Thank you very much Arjun 🙂
enjoy your Sunday,
Thank you very much Vincent. The feedback means a lot. All the best and I will enjoy my Sunday soon enough but for now I still have 5 hrs left to my Saturday.
An incredible expression this portrait, I love it !
Thank you kindly Olivier 🙂
like everything about it – great subject, and mood captured, well executed processing…the use of monochrome is perfect. I think personally, it would also be a perfect candidate to experiment with the gritty black and whites
You are very generous with your comments, it is very much appreciated 🙂 Inspires me to want to post more, just wish I had more time. Have a great day!
There is a surprising element in this photo, one that seems to be in disacord with the rest of the captured figure … strangely manicured nails sunk into the deep wrinkles in her face. She must have had some sad thoughts at the time. Was she posing for you? If not, was she aware you were taking photos of her?
Hope you are doing well?
You have a keen eye. This is one of the elements that really captivated me at the time. The oddly manicured nails that seem to me to go hand in hand with someone that appears to be very sad, someone that appears to have had a “hard life”. This photo serves as a reminder to me that I’m very fortunate and to never take things for granted. She was aware of my presence but I’m not sure if she was aware of me taking her photo. Thank you for coming back to one of my older posts and taking a close look, your comments are always very welcome!
Such a beautiful capture. Looks like you caught her in a moment of remembrance….
For me it’s a very sad photo and gives me a window into her past. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a few comments. Have a great day 🙂
Wonderful capture, Mark! Thank you visiting and liking a few of my posts as well.
Happy New Year,
My pleasure and Happy New Year to you too.
wow! awesome streetphotography, I see age with glimpses of youth stories. Great shot
Thanks very much Cynthia :). I’m sure she would have a lot of stories to tell what they may be will always be a mystery so it’s up to our imagination. Thanks very much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
Came back to this – really liking this image, Mark!!
Thanks so much Laurie, I’m so glad one of my photo’s was able to draw you back in 🙂 There is so much wonder that goes through my mind when I see her. Have a great day.
Your capture of people is exquisite!
Thank you very much Sharon :). I’m really glad you liked them.
Really nice portfolio.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I’m glad you like what you’ve seen. Have a great evening – all the best Mark
Thank you very much and thanks for taking the time to look around. Have a great day.
This is a very strong portrait. What really makes this one stand out, it’s the delicate touch of her nails – almost look like claws – and her almost empty expression in the eyes.
Thank you so much Otto. It’s so nice when an older post is revisited, it makes me think about the shot again, brings it back top of mind which I really like. Have a great day :).
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