Music may be somewhat of a misnomer for what this guy does but he seems happy and the little kids love him. All in all, not a bad gig.
I recently posted a color version of this photograph. In this monochrome one I invite you to look not so much at the figure but at the many many vertical lines in the composition. They’re like a marching army coming in from the left side.
Today, getting the paper, I came across this man sitting in the sun and savoring his early morning coffee. There’s a nice division here. On the left side of the pillar is the often constricted nature of our local neighborhood and on the right is a contented gent gazing peacefully out at the passers by.
Sometimes the often overlooked, humblest of subjects make fine images.
When I first made this photograph, I was so fixated on the lovely blossoms I didn’t even see the Japanese Beetle munching on one of the petals. Now that the bug’s presence is very obvious, I find I don’t mind it at all.
Warm fingers reach out
Tearing their way through jewels
Of deep blue velvet