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Je ne pleure pas, j'apprends à m'apaiser

Posted by
Karine*Mazloumian (Paris, France) on 19 November 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

> I don't cry, i learn how to soothe myself
(No crop)


"All goes onward & upward, nothing collapses" - - - (Walt Whitman, "Song of myself" 1855)

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"Tout avance et grandit, rien ne s'effondre" - - - (Walt Whitman, "Song of myself" 1855)


(Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris - 2010)

NIKON D90 1/25 second F/5.6 ISO 500 150 mm

All original frames (excepted the square croppings) / Hormis les formats carrés, tous les cadrages sont d'origine.
© Karine Mazloumian. All rights reserved. Thank you very much for your visits & comments here.

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera" — (Dorothea Lange)

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Some appeal to the helper syndrome, however methinks she (or he?) keeps a shower. Somewhat moving photo.

19 Nov 2010 5:12am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Quel gros chagrin!!! L'apprentissage de la vie et un long chemin pas toujours tranquille hélas. Une image forte et magnifique. Belle journée.

19 Nov 2010 6:18am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Une bonne douche pour se détendre... que cela fait du bien

19 Nov 2010 6:27am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

''Aunty will you dry and brush my hair after the shower.... pleeeeese''

richard

19 Nov 2010 7:11am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

BRAVO...Beautiful closeup!
Your title gives this wonderful shot a particular point of view ...intimacy, vulnerability, wisdom !

19 Nov 2010 7:17am

@DULCIE: Thanks a lot for your sensitivity, Dulcie, those 3 words reflect my personal feelings perfectly.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

This is a stunning portrait, and a perfect title

19 Nov 2010 7:32am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Very beautiful.

19 Nov 2010 7:46am

anne fleurent from Bois-le-Roi, France

joli portrait original !

19 Nov 2010 7:48am

Tatiana from paris, France

J'aime bien ce cadrage et l'expression du visage. Jolie prise ;)

19 Nov 2010 8:07am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A lovely image Karine...like tears in the rain...who knows if she's crying or is it just the water from the shower?? Wonderful thought:)

19 Nov 2010 8:12am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

magnifique Karine

19 Nov 2010 8:27am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

L'eau glisse dans sa tête ... et un grand sourire vient de tracer!. Un plaisir pour elle, comme un bain arabes... une douche après un bain chaud et un autre bien glacé .... C'est que parfait! Je t'embrasse chère amie! Bonne journée à toi! Adela

19 Nov 2010 8:38am

Tomix from landerneau, France

superbe ce portrait, j'aime le cadrage et la tonalité!!
ça c'est du chagrin....mais je devine qu'elle est sous la douche la mignonnette :))
bonne journée Karine!

19 Nov 2010 8:39am

Elaine- from Canada

this is soooo sweet and full of life!!! i need to learn to soothe myself!!! wonderful shot, Karine

19 Nov 2010 8:40am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Cut

19 Nov 2010 8:58am

@amirreza: I didn't understand your comment, Amirezza, maybe you could explain ? But thanks for stopping by*

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

Moi je la vois sourir intérieurement...

19 Nov 2010 9:03am

@Gloutonnerie Visuelle: ... et tu as grandement raison. Biz*

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

j'aime ce cadrage serré et l'effet de l'eau troublée qui ruisselle, son expression de résistance et de résilience à la fois sous la douche apaisante où peut être se mêlent tout de même quelques larmes que l'on veut cacher, une image intime, sensible, pudique...belle citation également qui me parle ! bisous*

19 Nov 2010 9:03am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Concentation intérieure évidente,en opposition à la Douceur du Visage de l'Enfant...Quelle Force Passionnelle dégage ce Portrait !!!! Tout y est: l'Enveloppe et l'Esprit......GENIALE !!!

19 Nov 2010 9:07am

@STEED: J'aime beaucoup ce mot d'Enveloppe que tu associes à Esprit ici. Merci, Steed*

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

aventures dans la douche? Salutations

19 Nov 2010 9:09am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Jolies petites rivières coulant le long de ce mignon petit visage, très beau cadrage serré, j'aime bien ton titre et la citation! Bonne fin de semaine Karine!

19 Nov 2010 9:16am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

My dear i say she is so cute (in birfe:cut)
But badly focused

19 Nov 2010 9:25am

@amirreza: I wanted this blur (around the focused ear), not an accident or a failure : just a matter of choice & emotion (the most essential for me in photos). Thanks (cut for cute is special weird ;))

Sonia Nansid from Barcelona Stockholm, Sweden

Gorgeous framing here. Such an intense and creative portrait, a wonderful story about growing up.

19 Nov 2010 9:28am

@Sonia Nansid: You got it whole. Thanks a lot, Sonia. (i visited a beautiful & strong exhibition yesterday, i put the link towards the photographer for you here, i thought you might appreciate Michael Ackerman's deep style as i did. You'll tell me)

Gildas from Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

bonjour Karine
C'est une histoire bien mise en image.
gildas

19 Nov 2010 9:33am

dan from paris, France

Les yeux fermés, le demi-sourire traduisant le délice d'un doux instant sous la douche bienfaitrice.
Moment tout doux qu'une image empêche de passer inaperçu !

19 Nov 2010 9:39am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What a strong and powerful shot! Your title combined with your title evokes so much emotion. I felt so sad for her... in her life there will still be many tears and heartache over the years to come - that's unfortunately the way of life and we have to learn from our experiences (good or bad)... Luckily life isn't only bad, but there are more often good and happy times than bad times.

19 Nov 2010 10:01am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks Anina, the title does not refer to her but to me, as all do (you know now it's my own photographic diary through which i share my emotions, and just mine ;) And i do agree that Life isn't only bad, of course*

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

So beatiful pic and tittle.
I like it so much.

19 Nov 2010 10:37am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Très joli portrait, très original, bien vu.

19 Nov 2010 10:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely interpretation; and I like how you show those tracks of tears running down her face. Water in all its forms can renew us.

19 Nov 2010 10:44am

jlbrthnn from Montpellier, France

Bonjour,
Une belle image. Les éventuelles pleurs pourraient être appaisantes, mais l'eau est purificatrice. Bravo.

19 Nov 2010 10:49am

elena from Torino, Italy

wonderful

19 Nov 2010 11:09am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Un titre qui donne toute la force et la douceur à la fois de cette photo !!
Excellente image !!
Bonne journée Karine *

19 Nov 2010 11:26am

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

L'eau pour laver, pour nettoyer avec elle tous les soucis, toutes les angoisses qui vont s'en aller, emportés, et laisser la place à la sérénité. Enfin.
Très beau cadrage. Au plus près. Comme en dedans déjà.

19 Nov 2010 12:01pm

@Chriss: J'aime bcp ta lecture et ce "comme en-dedans, déjà", oui - merci*

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

superbe Karine
on voit qu'elle respire le bonheur

19 Nov 2010 12:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The soothing release of a hot shower brings new life! Great title for this wonderful capture Karine! Well done! ;-)

19 Nov 2010 12:31pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Un titre exceptionnel ... Un cliché que j'aime par son cadre si serré ... et un ensemble qui fait écho !

19 Nov 2010 12:47pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful ...

19 Nov 2010 12:49pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Super shot when mixed with your title, very touching and emotional, clearly depicting your emotions

19 Nov 2010 1:04pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

Intimate and moving.

19 Nov 2010 1:14pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

A very unusual capture rarely seen. Love the water from the back seemingly putting
uncontrollable tears in her eyes. A very vulnerable and yet intimate shot which when
seen, is quite beautiful. Superb pov.

19 Nov 2010 1:18pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

A beautiful frame,Karine with love and compassion, intimate and trusting, a blending of the souls.

19 Nov 2010 2:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful close-up. excellent composition. outstanding tones

19 Nov 2010 2:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful close-up. excellent composition. outstanding tones. i love those long eyelashes

19 Nov 2010 2:59pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

you are correct......................and yet is the well ever really empty???????????

19 Nov 2010 3:03pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

J’aime cet émouvant rapport de forces entre les mots, titre et citation, et la tendresse de l’image dans ton choix de tons, dans la proximité, la fragilité de l’enfance d’une sensibilité à fleur de peau, à fleur de vie… oui pleurer apaise et fait du bien car pleurer c’est extraire la boule qui étouffe, pleurer c’est laver ses chagrins, pleurer c’est sentir la Vie rouler sur ses joues… Bisous Karine :)

19 Nov 2010 3:17pm

@Kiki: Tout à fait d'accord même si, comme le dit le titre, au présent, "je ne pleure pas (plus) et apprends à m'apaiser" ;) en laissant couler, l'eau & all, in & out. Merci & bisous de mon cosy café wifi, dear Kiki*

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Ce moment fait rappeller des expériences que nous avons tous vécu, souffert, subi quand nous etions des enfants. L'images est excellente et très originale.

19 Nov 2010 4:14pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

lovely title - gives a beautiful context to the photo. really nice and full of feeling~

19 Nov 2010 4:28pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Un instant fort et poétique à la fois !

19 Nov 2010 4:30pm

CAAZ from Salamanca, Spain

I like the look on his face on this scenario ...

19 Nov 2010 4:56pm

DomLortha from France

Ce portrait est magnifique, et j'adore ce plan serré sur une partie du visage, suffisamment décenté pour que le ruisselement de l'eau soit au centre de l'image. Très adroit et joli traitement. Bravo!!
Bonne soirée.

19 Nov 2010 5:14pm

@DomLortha: Merci beaucoup, ravie que cela te plaise autant. Bonne soirée*

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I was really worried for the girl until I saw the shower water. Strong image

19 Nov 2010 5:38pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

A perfect composition. It says alot in a small space.

19 Nov 2010 5:41pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

On a tous connu ça , c'est de bons souvenirs .Très joli portrait

19 Nov 2010 6:46pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Great picture!

19 Nov 2010 6:58pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Aah - lovely - is this one of your gorgeous nieces Karine? The water showering over her is soothing her indeed, yet she still seems vulnerable.

19 Nov 2010 7:26pm

@kiwisa: Yep (i put a Nieces tag now) and my title is only related (as always) to my own emotions, i use images to express them in this Am3 pic-diary but it has nothing to do with my niece's emotions ;) Thanks & bravo again for your barking °^°

Marta Mateu Méndez from Oix (Girona), Spain

Comment, comme l'eau! Une photo très tendre .... félicitations

19 Nov 2010 7:29pm

ghetu from Mumbai, India

i saw your name on the homepage --500 photographs section. long time. how are you?

19 Nov 2010 7:48pm

@ghetu: Hey hi Ghetu ! Glad to see you again - what is that 500 pix section ? ;) I come to your page right now (yet i was working right now ;)

PATRICK from miramas, France

juste excellent

19 Nov 2010 8:12pm

Still from VALENCE, France

Un portrait tout en délicatesse. Très belle image.

19 Nov 2010 8:16pm

thami from Morocco

Rien d'alarmant ! Plutôt l'impression qu'elle qu'elle ferme les yeux pour éviter le savon dans les yeux pendant la douche...
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

19 Nov 2010 9:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You have the two best models in your sweet nieces! This is wonderful! A very original image. Bravo!

19 Nov 2010 9:48pm

shahla from tehran, Iran

I like it so much
:)

19 Nov 2010 10:28pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Lovely shot !

19 Nov 2010 11:37pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Very very sweet. Love the wet, and the innocence, of this shot.

20 Nov 2010 12:29am

Christopher from United States

I love how you composed this Karine; it's really wonderful. From the little moments in life come such timeless memories.

20 Nov 2010 1:21am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

A powerful and a remarkable image.

20 Nov 2010 1:45am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WONDERFUL title, WONDERFUL shot, : )))

20 Nov 2010 2:42am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

And then there is her sweet smile.

20 Nov 2010 2:50am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

wonderful

20 Nov 2010 8:48am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Pas mal ce point de vue, on ressent presque le mouvement de l'eau

20 Nov 2010 10:11am

Stef from in my head, France

géant^^

20 Nov 2010 10:17am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

La photo du jour pour moi. 5 étoiles, sans hésiter !

20 Nov 2010 5:55pm

@Calusarus: Ça me fait très plaisir, les gens préfèrent généralement quand c'est tout-net mais j'ai voulu privilégier l'émotion alors ça me touche que tu apprécies, merci*

Aurore from Paris, France

Vraiment très belle. Le cadre est juste "idéal" : la plongée en biais sur son expression si "intérieure" (yeux fermés, flou, cadre décalé - j'aime qu'on ne voit pas tout son visage). On y lit force & douceur, quelqu'un qui a lâché prisé. Et laisse couler. Une grande lumière bienfaisante ajoute au sentiment de sérénité. Me rappelle tant l'émotion (à fleur de peau) des films de Cassavetes. Ca rince mais ça ne détruit pas. Ce serait presque doux.

21 Nov 2010 4:55pm

Hadi from Shiraz, Iran

Very very excellent shot!!
Good luck.

21 Nov 2010 6:00pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très jolie scène.

21 Nov 2010 8:47pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such a powerful portrait...so emotional that I would imagine strikes a chord in all of us. I love how honest and raw this is...what a capture, Karine!

21 Nov 2010 11:10pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks again for all your visits, Sharon, especially here, i was not sure how this one would be welcomed (or not) here, I'm glad it touches you..... (as to throw dead leaves up in the air or another one's face to play freely even if grown-ups, please come & we'll do that together - or if i visit Vancouver one day ;))

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

stunner piece. thumbs up all the way mode and mood, charming.

22 Nov 2010 4:56am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful capture - for me, brings out the feeling of strength one feels from within after moments of vulnerability sometimes.

22 Nov 2010 5:20am

@Punit: That is exactly what i do feel and wanted to express here, thks Punit*

Valérie from France

Très joli ce voile de douceur qui accentue justement cette sensation d'apaisement ... Bravo mamzelle ! :)

22 Nov 2010 9:46am

joshi daniel from India

deep and lovely!

23 Nov 2010 3:54am

ValterD from Rennes, France

juste magnifiquement émouvant.

25 Nov 2010 8:23am

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

magnifique photo !!! Un sentiment d'apaisement total, de ressourcement, de lâcher-prise, sublime ...

26 Nov 2010 5:25pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Too emotional...
I can't look at it...
how could you take the camera in front of her!!!

1 Dec 2010 12:15pm

@Longroute: She's just relaxing slowly smiling having her shower, what did you think ? My title (as always at my place) are my photographic metaphorical diary.

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Ah! OK, I thought she was crying! Now I can see a kind of smile but actually it's not clear which is which...

4 Dec 2010 8:09am

@Longroute: That's why the photo interested me - many readings depending on how we l°°k at it ;) Thanks again*

cstef from France

Magnifique !

27 Dec 2010 2:24pm

Sumedh Prasad from New Delhi, India

Even though that's water, it's an evocative image... Well composed

29 Dec 2010 11:13pm

moncler from putian, China

You are one great photographer! All combined with great creativity and humanity. I know I've said many times (I think) but never mind repeat ... You are a role model for me! Your pictures are all an incredible strength. So it is with your words! I ask you not leave us! It is a pleasure and a great incentive to follow the "red. " With all my love and admiration Happy New Year full of love and life! Cheers! A hug, Adela

31 Dec 2010 2:36am

Tanay from Mumbai, India

Beautiful composition.
The blurr in image is doing justice to emotions captured in frame.
I can sense purity,calm and joy of just enjoying little pleasures of life(like a long warm shower) in this pic..

18 Jan 2011 6:42am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great incredible shot!! And nice to share!

23 Mar 2012 10:46am

Mojtaba from Zanjan, Iran

nice and excellent

3 Jul 2013 12:09pm

NIKON D90
1/25 second
F/5.6
ISO 500
150 mm

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