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Street Artists Image Thread :))

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Bhupinder2002, May 9, 2012.

  1. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi Guys

    We all come across street artists in our every day life and some of them are really brilliant . They are very friendly and often photographed a lot .So lets share our street artists .
    .Lets pay a tribute to them as some of them are really very very talented indeed .
    Here are three images from Melbourne CBD .Please upload urs Cheers
    Bhupinder

    Musician1. PC240570. PC240623.
     
  2. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    One more ..

    Cheers

    artist.
     
  3. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    fun thread, ill hafta dig around my files for some!
     
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  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    They are very interesting subjects actually .
    Cheers
    Bhupinder
     
  5. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
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  6. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

    322
    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
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  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I almost never shoot street artists anymore. I did when I was first trying my hand at street photography, but as with homeless people, I soon tired of it because on the one hand its too easy and on the other I don't see much value in them unless I can do something really creative with them, which I rarely feel I can. Of the shots so far in this thread, most are very nice and happy shots and technically very good, but the only one that really grabs me by the lapels is Adubo's shot of the homeless person because he really makes the composition work for the sense of hopelessness and desperation - something about the tiny figure down in the corner of this huge plain wall and walkway/street. He or she looks just about as marginalized in the photo as he or she must feel in life.

    I have quite a few shots of street performers - very few of which have ever seen the light of day. And the only ones I come back to and still largely like are the one's that sort of DON'T work and are more interesting for it. So, here are two of those. The first, of the guitarist in Philly, I sort of surprised him and missed focus all at once and the result is kind of isolated and threatened/threatening, which has got to be a real part of the experience of trying to make money by playing music solo on the street. It somehow struck me as more human than if he'd managed to get his 'entertainer' face on. A second later he smiled at me but I think that would have made for a less interesting shot. The second one is in Times Square, just last month and the only thing that really works about it to me is the movement of the player against the in-focus pattern of lights and scaffolding behind him. It FEELS like Times Square to me. So, here are about the only street musician photos I have that I'm at all inclined to show, and only partially inclined at that... These were not the shots I was going for and, to the extent they work at all, its primarily because I missed what I was going for, which probably would have felt cliched to me.

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    -Ray
     
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  8. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Ray, thanks for sharing (pictures and especially your thoughts). As someone who is still getting started/comfortable with street photography, I've found that street artists and other folks who are out there expecting to "be seen" make for good practice - you can work on not feeling shy about photographing strangers, and can focus more on perfecting your technical skills. But they're not always the most compelling shots.

    These first two were shot with manual focus lenses before I got an EVF, and I was happy to have relatively stationary human subjects to practice on!

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    Untitled by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr | E-PL1 with Konica Hexanon 85/1.8

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    Street Art by Fin Azvandi, on Flickr | E-PL1 with Lumix 20/1.7
     
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  9. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    hi Ray, despite looking very hopeless, Lolo (Grandpa) Agapito's approach is very much normal. he sees life as a wonderful trip and he just tries to enjoy life as much as he can and while he begs, he does it because he doesn't want to be a burden to his family, not being able to contribute financially (he's blind, and both of his arms are cut upto his elbow)


    he's a great hero to me, sometimes i go there and just stay with him for hours and talk. he doesn't mind me and rarely i've seen him smile, but his attitude to life is to strive for his grandchildren. a wonderful person, i cant imagine meeting someone that has a better understanding of what God has given him, and accepting it


    P.S in case you're wondering, he's a street artist/performer, he has a harmonica strung to his heck with a wire
     
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  10. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    Some day they could be famous.

    There is always something going on in uptown Charlotte. I heard these people playing and followed the sound. All shot using my GF1 and the 20mm lens. I left them my business card, and they downloaded from my site to theirs. I told them that I wanted the picture because some day they could be famous. The 20mm is my best lens for the street and I like it much better than using a telephoto lens. These were taken just outside of the Bank of America Plaza in uptown Charlotte. You can almost bet something will be going on there.

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    Images for books, magazines and calendars | photosbypike
     
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  11. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Wow, pretty inspiring story. Nonetheless, your excellent photo gives a somewhat different impression, of a small man beset by the world, having to beg to live, and somewhat overwhelmed by and in the margins of the world around him. Very powerful, whether literally "true" or not. One of the rare street shots where I feel the composition really adds to the story being told. I find that particularly difficult and rarely achieved (at least intentionally) - I usually either stress the moment/story OR the composition and the other element is usually pretty weak unless I just get lucky - the two elements work incredibly well in this shot of yours though...

    -Ray
     
  12. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    And in our native tongue, maraming salamat! (Thankyou very much)

    I guess lolo Agapito made it even more special to me. Having shot him for more than 2 years and tons of frames of him, maybe the special personal level of understanding of who he is and how he thinks of life, helped the image compose itself.

    I've always tried to shoot compellingly. Showing desperation and hopelessness, or sadness or whatever I feel at the moment. What I feel that is needed to be addressed, if he didn't had a life philosophy like that, what's going to happen to him and what about the other millions of citizens that are below the poverty line.
     
  13. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    362
    Nov 19, 2011
    Here is one shot in Bournemouth town centre.

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  14. Kingsfan

    Kingsfan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 22, 2010
    highland park, CA
    Q
  15. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    363
    Aug 28, 2010
    London
    Malcolm
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  16. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

    417
    Apr 4, 2011
    For me this picture is all about the couple on the far right.....




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  17. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
  18. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nice shots, all 3 of them, but I'm singling this one out for non-photographic reasons.

    I used to work in health and safety. The sight of someone working in public with materials toxic enough to cause him to wear breathing protection while he happily exposes every passerby to the fumes he has to protect himself from really says something in my view.
     
  19. p.h

    p.h Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Apr 5, 2012
    A couple from a recent day in Edinburgh;

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  20. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

    636
    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Cool thread! Here's one -

    Entes by gsciorio, on Flickr

    EPM1 with kit lens.
     
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