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"Everything is gonna be just fine... I promise..."

Few things in this life can top a mother's love to her child.

I can't tell you why the kid was crying, but I can tell you that it didn't take long for him to calm down :)

Click here to see the photo in colours, and a close-up of the baby: [link]
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alf0322 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
hi, i put your photo in my deviant news [link]
thank you very much...
MichaRocks247 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Photographer
This really describes a mother's love for her child.
even when times are hard, she comforts you, no matter how bitter you may be.
and, she's always there for you, no matter what.

That's whats AWESOME about this pic.
You're not only a great photographer, but you're good at capturing the meaning of the picture. :)
amzimme Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
They're both so beautiful! The eyes of the baby are absolutely striking--even more so in the color version, butthen they tend to lock and hold your eyes. For that reason, I prefer the black and white photo because his eyes are still quite striking, but not so much that you overlook the rest of the photo. The mother seems so tender, and that look on her face is so caring, so focused on her child, with that small smile that seems to say that she knows her baby's upset, but it's okay, it'll pass, everything will be alright because they have each other... I think I'm going to agree with tiffany about the shawl being very standout in the photo. It really emphasizes their connection, visually and symbolically. It does seem protective, wrapping them together and shielding them from the coldness outside while giving mother and child a shared warmth.

Your portraiture is so expressive. I feel like I'm able to get a real sense of who they are, and I think it's because you are so interested in who people are. It seems like you're not just looking for a well-framed photo, you want to know about your subjects, about people, and to portray them honestly. It's an important distinction, and it really shows in your photography. :)
TheMetronomad Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
:wave: Hi there! this is featured here [link]

*please note me if you'd rather not want to be featured
tiffany Featured By Owner May 25, 2007   Photographer
DOF. :drool: :D

you have a wonderful talent for spotting moments like this in a city full of people. this is great because it's such an intensely personal moment between mother and child, but also a moment that a random stranger can relate to and find beauty in. the pattern of the shawl really brings the eye into the center, and helps bring focus to the moment. and those the shawl also seems to make it more's not just a mother holding her child, it's a mother wrapping her child inward, protecting him. amazing moment.
EvilxElf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Man, you kick so much ass. Love your work! :love:
luciusdinto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007   Photographer
warm and full of love...the eyes is touching...rgds...
kenokenotsy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
love the subject. you captured their expression very well. I can even feel the love. good job dude. =)
NadavDov Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006   Photographer
the b/w is much more beautiful.
great moment captured.
well done.
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
Thanks mate - I too prefer the b/w :)

And beautiful photos you have as well :nod: :+devwatch:
NadavDov Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006   Photographer
Thank you :thanks:
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
My pleasure : )
Magical-Night Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
Wonderful capture. Great expressions. It looks like the kid has stars in her eyes :)
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Everything about the eyes just looked so surreal... And yeah, the tears kinda look like stars :oops:
CKing Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
You've captured a wonderful display of love here. The mother looks so protective and the child looks so warm and cozy. Fantastic shot!
Aun-Juli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
This image is spectacular. I really enjoy the emotion and the intense bond depicted in this photo. You've caught a beautiful moment in time, and you've done it beautifully. On another note, I've favorited the OTHER shot because the colors are so brilliant... and you CAN see those tears in the child's eyes. :heart:
Heidia Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
I love you too

og blir nødt til at tegne dem.
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
You love me too? :oops:

og det vil jeg da glæde mig til at se :giggle: Har du set linket i beskrivelsen? Har nemlig billedet liggende i farver, og et close-up af ansigterne i mine scraps ;)
Heidia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006

Yes jeg har set det nemlig. :P
magickalcreation Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
*smiles* thats just the cutest lil thing
just-someone Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
I like this shot very much!!! Well... I like it better in colour, but anyway... The best shot in your "street series"... thumbs up! (;
BetaOrionis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
another touching addition to your collection! I love your switch to street photography, each piece is so powerful and emotional! and since someone pointed it out, I too have become addicted to searching for signatures! at first I didn't notice they existed since they're so subtle that they don't detract from the image. You are too clever!
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
I'm glad you like it : ) I'll try to keep the standard high :P

Ohnoes, not you too?! :lol: It's funny, people here on dA never notice them really, and they like... have to search for them, right? At a danish photo-site, I have people complaining like "Ooh, that's such a nice picture, too bad the signature fucks it up!" :lol:
Silver-Dawn Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Your photos They're just so heartfelt, and I get the feeling that you aren't doing this just for the sake of the photograph, that maybe it's because you feel it in your heart, which is often the best key for art, whether it's a photograph or a painting or a piece of writing. I suggest you make this into some sort of series, because all the pieces click. The love, the sadness, the humanity. It's inspiring, and it's beautiful.

You're definitely growing as a person, and as a photographer, and these picures show it.

What really gets me about this SPECIFIC picture is the child's eyes. He looks like he's so scared. And it's kind of sad that his first year(s) should include fright or sadness. But what's beautiful about it is the small smile in the mother's face, and how, despite the wind that seems to be blowing and the rather raggish clothing, seems happy and loving and offers such comfort to the child. With all the recent pregnant teens who don't care, and the drinking parents that are increasing, and the death, this isn't as common as it was not so long ago. It's a beautiful thing.
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
:faint: such a big comment!

I'm trying to contact a guy at a place I know, where they sometimes have small exhibitions... Maybe they'll let me put up something human :giggle:

I really am glad you like it... and it's nice when people think about it as much as you did, and writing their thoughts down instead of just taking a brief look and write "Nice shot" or "Cute baby" :)

But yeah... Thank you, sincerely, for that comment. It was almost better than a good bedtime story :aww: (I'm going to bed soon ;P)

Thank you Danella :heart:

- Lasse
crovax200 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
it doesn't look that comfortable to me... the baby that is :) great pic.
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
It was more of a "comforting" than a "comfortable" I was aiming for :giggle: Thanks mate : )
Girolamo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
i wonder if it would look cool if you left her eyes that amazing blue...
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
It might... I'm not much of a fan of selective colouring though, so :giggle:
Girolamo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
TwelveStep Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Loooooooooooooooove it.

The baby is the cutest thing....:heart:
lecoeurdenuit Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
wow..i just saw the color version and i think i prefer it because of the child's intensely blue eyes...
this photo is very beautiful...i love the expressions on both of their faces and, in the color version, how many bright colors there are to complement the baby's eyes. really great job. i don't favorite very many things, but this is a no-brainer.
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Yeah, those blue eyes are exactly what made me turn around on the spot and take the picture :) They were so intense, maybe even more intense in real life.

Well, I'm glad you decided to add me to your VIP list of favs then :lol: :glomp:
Itoshi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Amazing shot :) The mother's hair seems to be glowing a little.

Did you emphasise the kid's eyes at all?
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Very slightly, but not more than the rest of the image. They were that amazing, deep blue in real life - which is exactly why I noticed the couple in the first place :)
just-a-phase7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
so cute!:aww:
giveupthegoat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006   Photographer
this is absolutely beautiful. one of my favs from you.
saeedesign Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
the baby is very cute... well done man
casatay Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
beautiful;perfect capture =].
mihai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
The kids expression is awsome. Beautifully cought, full of sentiment :)
WontBeComingBack Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006   Writer
amazing shot :worship:
MrThunderfield Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture again, dude!!! :D
toutlemoi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006   Photographer
sweet and lovely image :)
liviavigano Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Student Photographer
So emotional. Great capture :clap:
Congrats you're so talented.
Mr-Snow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful bro..

deadheadDevo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
spectacular peice you have here. you've definitely captured something. that look . . .
paper-hearts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
This is so adorable.
You capture beautiful moments in life.
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
I'm glad you like my slices of reality :giggle:

Thanks Hannah :hug:
Molster Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Do you just walk around the city and take random pictures of random people?
I tried doing that once at a park with kids ^^; Still haven't gotten the film back.
Still.. this is really emotional.
Nullermanden Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Yep, it's that simple :giggle: I just grab my camera, take the bus to the city and walk around the same streets for an hour or two... Or more :P

Oh, we don't have parks with kids around here :( Let me know when you get the film back though, I'd love to see them :aww:
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Aug 30, 2006, 6:13:31 PM