The street painters agreed that I photograph him. Instead of continuing to paint, he looked directly into the camera. In the following interview, he described that street painting is a tough job. Many people go carelessly past, some people just laugh, just a few people throw a few coins in the box.
As I walked away, the man got up and I saw that he was limping.
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psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-20 22:53
Liked the picture taken and the POV. Good clarity and composition..liked the B&W and the light management.
daddo (24404) 2013-08-20 22:55
Hi Wolfgang.A direct and gritty feel about this work, uncompromising like the life of a true artist.Special use of light from behind the man which gives him an aura and lights up his artwork beautifully. Super composition and creative POV. Best regards. Klaudio.
macondo (18623) 2013-08-21 1:55
A really striking street photo of the street artist. The close crop, the sharpness, the tonality in the b/w conversion, all very carefully and effectively done. The eye contact is a bonus - from both artist and portrait! An excellent juxtaposition of the two. Well done.
subhendu_bagchi (25810) 2013-08-21 2:07
wow, excellent frame here. Like the chosen POV (though it added a bit distortion to it). The high angle added nice 3D Effect to it. Monochrome is perfectly suited for this well composed shot. Tfs.
snunney (84770) 2013-08-21 3:02
The painter looks a very determined man whilst his work is quite exceptional. I like very much how you have framed the shot. Superb conversion to black and white, which suits the mood perfectly.
Sergiom (61036) 2013-08-21 5:40
L'artiste ressemble beaucoup à son sujet peint sur le trottoir. Une oeuvre belle mais malheureusement éphémère qui ne durera que le temps des pas des passants. J'aime beaucoup la lumière sur son visage.
timecapturer (49278) 2013-08-21 6:47
this is perfect and intensely beautiful. A stunning execution and presentation that is art imitating art and works sublimely in monochrome. Inspiring and superb imagery! My Congratulations on this amazing work. I love it!
Regards - Brian.
holmertz (41695) 2013-08-21 7:56
A touching capture of a sensitive social issue, also a clever composition. The man's pained eyes look straight at us, I also get an impression that the man in the portrait is watching me. Keeping the colours may have distracted us from getting the message of the photo.
Glint (6167) 2013-08-21 13:46
this is an excellent portrait, for that is what it is. It is not a simple snap of a street artist.The man has a troubled expression and your note in a way eplains why this might be. The portrait that the artist draws is almost a self portrait, do you see the similarities? Your choice of B & W was a good one.
bukitgolfb301 (36206) 2013-08-21 20:18
Hi dear Wolfgang, how are you?
Significant portrait! His appealing expression is so well presented by nice B&W color. The combination with painted face on the road is also very attractive.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! I am still one the way of trip, Takero
ahmet54 (3073) 2013-08-23 11:34
Dein Doppelportrait ist sehr kontrastreich. Er hat tatsächlich auf das Pflaster gemalt. Häufig sieht man, dass lediglich Papier aufgeklebt wird.
Der Blick des Malers wirkt durchdringend.
Schwarz-weiß ist eine gute Wahl für dieses Motiv.
Gruß aus Hamm,
willperrett (7346) 2013-08-25 6:19
I like the idea behind this double portrait. The two bearded men offer a kind of ironic commentary on each other.
annjackman (19917) 2013-08-30 4:40
I like the grainy, gritty effect that this tightly framed portrait has given. A direct and thought-provoking expression. Wonderful b/w street photography.
Best wishes, Ann
kabel (1744) 2013-08-31 8:47
Hello, although sidewalk art is temporary, it is also very unique and definitely takes a lot of skill using chalk. Your use of black and white is very useful in presenting the other side of his life.
Hanssie (10403) 2014-06-18 2:35
Well, that's a good portrait in a portrait !
Nice to have some words with him.
He can be proud of this photo, really nice !