Visiting a malian friend near Bandiagara, he invited us to meet a Pheule tribe standing for a moment in front of his own camp... The lady you can discover on this portrait (thanks to her) was at this time pregnant, and in order to remember our visit gave my name to her child, what is for me a huge gift! I also have to admit I am totally and since years facinated by her wild eyes...
(NB: pic taken with an old Sony DSC camera from 1995)
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lousat (79165) 2013-12-06 2:43
Salut Sebastien,parfaicte choix du titre,on va regerder immediatement les yeux de cette femme,si noir et si magnifiques,un vis a visa de grande classe et haut niveau malgre' la vieille camera,mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
fotka (3693) 2013-12-06 5:33
You shot very good portrait of a young lady from Mali. I like the composition little of center with not disturbing background. Great quality photo as also colors, light and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,
deffra (215) 2013-12-06 9:35
Joli portrait,sais-tu pourqoi cette teinture autour de la bouche?
Romano46 (18466) 2013-12-06 11:27
credo che il momento e con quale mezzo tu abbia scattato questa foto passi in secondo piano davanti a questo sgurdo e questi occhi, ai quali, giustamente, hai dedicato il titolo.
In essi c'è tanta espressività e sei stato brtavissimo nel coglierla e condersarla nello spazio di un fotogramma.
Complimenti anche per la qualità della ripresa, eccellente anche in considerazione del mezzo con i quali hai avuto modo di effettuarla.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
jhm (141307) 2013-12-08 2:35
I love portraits, black or white or brown for my all the same.
The eyes speak book parts
Excellent composition and lovely captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
jcpix (13716) 2013-12-08 7:26
Wow, what an honor! You must have made quite an impression on her to have given your name to her child. I've always struggled with portraits, so I admire the talent from those that can achieve these types of results. You're right too, those eyes...there's something very soulful about her regard. A very pleasing and connected feeling that accompanies this shot. You've done well to convey a sense of human interaction with the viewer, and have done so with detail and accuracy. Bravo!
CLODO (30836) 2013-12-08 10:01
So you are almost the father of this young child to come! Eyes contact would have written Francine, and we have time to see the dark area around her mouth and the scars under her wide eyes.
ebingul (1928) 2013-12-08 10:30
You captured a great portrait here and the title is rightly chosen.The shot is perfect for both technically and aesthetically.Congrats and best regards.
nikkitta (15334) 2013-12-09 10:30
Como escribes tan buen español?
Me parece esta un muy buen retrato con los ojos como protaginistas
Me gusta que hayas dejado parte de sus coloridos vestido y turbante
boa (6167) 2013-12-09 11:44
there is no doubt that her eyes is the central focus point here. Excellent eye contact in this portrait, but also attractive colors and light. A picture that i wish i had taken, well done!
serp2000 (41012) 2013-12-16 22:42
Great portrait! Impressive face and really fascinating eyes. I see you were there before the civil war. Perfect sharpness, nice vivid colors.