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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
23-FEB-2006 Marisa

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
~ Oscar Wilde~
"Ironie ist ein Erzieher, der nur von denen gefürchtet wird, die ihn nicht kennen;
aber von denen die ihn kennen wird er geschätzt."

This photo is part of a gallery where I post my self-portraits.
You might click on this old camera


if you are brave enough to decide to see also the others.

Canon PowerShot S60
1/100s f/3.2 at 7.3mm full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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fotabug02-Apr-2013 15:06
This is excellent! Beautiful!
GeneWard03-Nov-2012 13:29
Clever, clever, clever Marisa. And that's a wonderful book you are reading!
Hans-Peter Henriksen starman02-Nov-2012 16:44
"Be yourself" Thank you for reminding me. May i quote:. When American composer George Gershwin met Ravel, he mentioned that he would have liked to study with the French composer if that were possible. The Frenchman retorted, “Why should you be a second-rate Ravel when you can be a first-rate Gershwin?”
Apostolos Tikopoulos06-Oct-2012 19:00
Outstanding portrait and so beautiful brillant eyes. V!!!!!!!
ArminB06-Jun-2012 18:42
I remember this one, loved it and always will love it :)
Melanmo29-Aug-2011 04:27
You have very beautiful eyes Marisa! Nice!
Guest 29-Aug-2011 03:36
Stunning! You have beautiful eyes Marisa! Beautiful portrait indeed!
Barry Moore17-Jun-2011 00:27
Nothing like a good book and the time to enjoy it. A beautiful portrait.
Lieve Snellings26-Mar-2011 14:25
TERRIFIC portrait ! fantastic ! BV
Martin Schiff03-Mar-2011 14:22
Fabulous!
William Barletta13-Jan-2011 16:22
The warm tones in this image are especially appealing and make for a subtle contrast with the cool tones of the book's cover art. Brava!
slhoornstra05-Apr-2010 19:47
What a very good idea, lovely SP. V
Rob Oele21-Aug-2009 10:56
Perfect quotes for this gallery ;) And love the shot. V
an nguyen21-Aug-2009 10:52
Perfect quote, Marisa, just be yourself and that is what it counts. Lovely Marisa and her exquisite taste.
CM Kwan14-Aug-2009 14:56
You're beautiful, Marisa! An outstanding SP! V
Bartosz Kotulski03-Nov-2008 13:31
wonderful self portrait.Like this look here and soft light. Voted
Michaval11-Jun-2008 06:52
Precioso autoretrato, además de guapa modelo está muy bien creado. V
Jeff Real17-Feb-2008 14:28
My favorite because I love the light and wonderful eyes. And I love books as well. ~V~
Peter Stubley09-Feb-2008 22:22
Very nice, great sense of fun (and 3 languages!). The nearly identical pair of eyes makes for a wonderful composition. V.
FrankB25-Oct-2007 02:43
An amazing beautiful self-portrait...and the thought by Oscar Wilde is one of the best ever!!...goes soooo good with the photo.....++V
Yves Pinsonneault. Photographe23-Sep-2007 17:08
Outstanding picture ...
Kaden Kratzer07-Sep-2007 06:13
OMG, I took a shot at that same book cover at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
Yours looks better though. V
Ann LT03-Aug-2007 20:16
Wonderful sp and wonderful quote.
Yes,it's best to be yourself. :)
Denis Vincelette25-Jul-2007 11:25
Quelle merveilleuse lumière ... le premier plan est superbement choisi ... Mais dis donc ..... je comprend maintenant pourquoi je parle si souvent de tes yeux dans tes photographies ! Ils sont extraordinaires !!!!! :-)

Le fond noir est juducieux ici .... Une superbe photo de toi et de tes yeux de photographe... et de femme ! Bravo ...... Et quel beau titre ... le naturel va tellement mieux à chacun de nous en ce monde ...
RachelJane18-Jun-2007 19:25
I love that quote, and I love this image!!
Beautiful eyes :)
Luca Zanoni14-May-2007 12:16
oh...;)
vvv
Graham Jeffries17-Mar-2007 23:06
superb and original. Love it.
Gary Stanley10-Mar-2007 20:56
Love this photo!
maximzar05-Mar-2007 11:13
magic!!! I like black background
Lee LaFontaine23-Dec-2006 10:08
Marisa; The first one of the series; and still my favorite. Lee
Katie Jones18-Dec-2006 20:40
Lovely self portrait... the lighting is very special. Great book too!
Liz Bickel30-Nov-2006 16:02
Great image! Wonderful staging and lighting.
Ed 07-Nov-2006 22:45
You are beautiful, Marisa!
Donald Verger12-Oct-2006 14:47
yes! a gorgous self portrait! and the four blue blue eyes and lovely face s!
vote from you friend don! and i always am drawn to a bit of red here in the lips!
but my gaze these days has moved from red/pink to
blue!!! hi Marisa! great image! and hair too! :)
Monte Dodge15-Sep-2006 17:02
Tasteful Great Portrait and once again " Those Eyes". You could sell a " Coffe Table" book with just cropped shots of your eyes.. V
Richard Calmes03-Sep-2006 21:28
Not only do you have beautiful eyes, judging by this gallery, what you see with them is beautiful as well! V
Aydan Metev24-Aug-2006 00:47
Beautiful eyes
Guest 21-Aug-2006 20:05
A great book, and a great portrait! Nicely done!
Cliff19-Aug-2006 20:17
I love this shot !
Well done Marisa - and good advice below.
William Hartshorn30-Jul-2006 18:04
Amazing eyes and sensitivity.......Wish I wasn't around the world!
Dan 28-Jun-2006 19:58
Vu le nombre de Post, il n’y a pas que moi qui apprécie vos photos. Superbe … simplement superbe, continuez à nous régaler les yeux !!! Une tite question pour finir, vos photos sont-elles passées par Photoshop , ??? Quand bien même, la qualité est là, et c’est ce qui compte !!!
Bonne vacances, et pensez à nous dès votre retour :-)
Norman Richard14-Jun-2006 14:45
Ah! La lecture, passion des yeux,
car sans eux,
rien des étrangers frileux,
ne nous rendrait heureux.

°°°°°°°°
Superbe gallerie, plein d'émotions et de beautés.
Ronny Van Eeckhoutte12-Jun-2006 21:59
Beautiful in many ways !! Words that have already been written have taken this self portrait to the top ! Excellent presentation !
Guest 09-Jun-2006 18:37
Am I seeing Bo Derek? - WOW!!!! -nice eyes
lorand02-Jun-2006 21:00
Excellent compositions...on a very fine job!!!
mario .n26-May-2006 07:23
une belle composition ,lumière parfaite
Guest 19-May-2006 10:12
Wonderful portrait, I like the combination the girl and the book...my compliments.
Bob Hate (303 H8)16-May-2006 22:56
lovely shot!
Gary Retterbush13-May-2006 17:27
Stunning image! They don't get any better than this!
Please add me to the list of those who have told you that you have fantastic eyes!
Steve Pepple12-May-2006 21:55
This is truly one of the best self portraits I have come across on Pbase. The lighting is wonderful and the those eyes are magnificent.
Bruce Ward13-Apr-2006 01:16
I wish you would do a complete gallery of nothing but self-portraits. Be sure to wear the glasses in at least one, though.
R.Moreno12-Apr-2006 09:02
What a nice lighting!! Vey fine work.
Guest 11-Apr-2006 08:41
Oscar had a brilliant way with words. The eyes here sum that up very well - as though saying "sod off, I'm taken".
Monte Dodge03-Apr-2006 04:24
voted... Nice words, great photo.
Anna Yu12-Mar-2006 04:21
Beautiful portrait and excellent lighting Marisa. Your eyes reflect the ones on the book cover. Pls send my regards to Mr Frimpong.
Jola Dziubinska03-Mar-2006 16:00
Brilliant SP, Marisa. Excellent light on your face and sparkling eyes :)
Wonderful quote, as well.
shatterbug01-Mar-2006 05:13
Excellent! Love how the placement of the book and the lighting emphasize your wonderful eyes! Vote.
Focus27-Feb-2006 18:57
Outstanding portrait....voted.
Rene Hales26-Feb-2006 21:34
Great message to all and beautiful image. Creative and well done in every way.--Rene
maribel balius26-Feb-2006 15:41
Absolutely amazing portrait!!
Congratulations :)
snootydog26-Feb-2006 00:38
This is brilliant really. Absolutely brilliant. The eyes are a near perfect match and the lighting is exquisite.
Kimberly25-Feb-2006 19:28
PS: Perfect quote to go with!
Kimberly25-Feb-2006 19:27
Lovely! Your eyes just sparkle :) GMV!
Dan Chusid25-Feb-2006 18:35
Are you becoming a Geisha?

It's the fashionable thing to do!
;^))
Ed Goodnight25-Feb-2006 13:17
Wow!!
an outstanding image indeed
I really like the dark background and the expanse of white in the book
the composition is perfect and the lighting superb
everything in this image grabs my attention
Extremely well done
Vote
Vipin Mayer24-Feb-2006 21:23
wow, wonderful image, the eyes looks so similar to each other,strikingly beautiful image.with your kind of ideas,one sud try to be in Ad photography field.
Guest 24-Feb-2006 20:58
soft and charming
Kal Khogali24-Feb-2006 15:28
What an amazing image Marisa...that lock of hair at once makes you part of her and she part of you...and those blue eyes...it is great to be yourself, but sometimes you need to escape from yourself. A great image. K
Utsav 24-Feb-2006 15:09
very beautiful portrait and superb lighting!
Nunes BEIRAO - PHOTO24-Feb-2006 13:05
Ohlala, my God!...
The most beautiful girl of Switzerland and... Pbase!!!
Have a nice week-end, my friend.
Nunes
Jean-Claude Liehn24-Feb-2006 11:48
J'aurais voulu vous dire...Mais cette longue liste (parfaitement méritée), me dréprime un peu. Bon, disons que la citation est excellente, et peut-être pas simple du tout à appliquer en ce qui concerne la photographie. Peu y réussisse à se créer un style personnel, sauf peut-être v.....JC
crina.24-Feb-2006 06:55
nice shot - also liked the book!
the way you worked the eyes - all four of them is great.
Roe..24-Feb-2006 03:59
this was a difficult shot to do..the dof is slight and that's a good thing because you're beautiful..v
...duncan24-Feb-2006 02:21
Love the softness to the shot. Looks like you have some reading to do.
Kelly Clark Moncure24-Feb-2006 01:41
very nice shot- great book- wonderful softness to it
Victoria24-Feb-2006 01:01
Oh,"Memoirs of A Geisha", you love it? Have you went to cinema to see this film? But i don't like Zhiyi Zhang who act lily in this flim. Anyway, the film is fine! Great shot!
Guest 24-Feb-2006 00:04
Great shot of you Marisa -
markvm23-Feb-2006 23:39
I love the lighting, marisa. It really brings out those baby blues...:-)
Steve H23-Feb-2006 23:23
Wonderful!
chrisse23-Feb-2006 20:38
This is really really beautiful. Love the black background.
chrisse
Guest 23-Feb-2006 19:28
Very nice... cool composition.
Antonis Sarantos23-Feb-2006 18:41
Fantastic SP Marisa, excellent treatment, very calm expression and the light...
Guest 23-Feb-2006 17:57
Nice story right, me to i' rad it and watched the movie have u ???? :^)

Imane
Sharon Rogers23-Feb-2006 17:55
double delight
Guest 23-Feb-2006 17:29
This one is just great, Marisa. Nice to see you by the way. :)
Excellent shot, excellent idea, excellent with the black background... Well done!
Ray :)23-Feb-2006 16:37
Marisa, how on earth could anyone else have eyes like that? And your hair flowing over that book of yours? Truly delightful.
Be no-one else but yourself.
Pascale Guittonneau23-Feb-2006 16:05
Lovely Ladies! La brune et la blonde!
See yours :http://www.pbase.com/image/56366040
Arno Meintjes Wildlife23-Feb-2006 15:57
Absolutely stunning.