A woman having her portrait done in a street of Iași (pronounced Yaash), the second largest city of Romania, located in the northeast close to the border with Moldova.
This is obviously a very famous artist, since he seems to have been hired by Albert Einstein, and who else? Mozart?
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bema (26361) 2011-12-06 6:48
obviously an great artist, knewing all these ancient heroes out of his head.. and i think the lady will also get an good portrait of herself..
thanks for sharing this splendid daily life scenery!
have a nice day, see you around, kind regards Bernd
digbymerry (3998) 2011-12-06 6:48
A fine street photo. I love the juxtaposition between the three characters. Good colour and detail.
serp2000 (41056) 2011-12-06 8:02
Good evening, Gert,
Good capture of a man at work. I see, an another model waits him on the BG. I also think this is Mozart.
stevesaba (8135) 2011-12-06 9:51
An interesting and cheerful scene from this downtown plaza in Lasi! Thing seem a little more upbeat here than in Moldova. I can see the Mozart and Einstein drawings in the corner! You must have just missed them perhaps? You have a great eye for these streets scenes. Another great upload for your Eastern Europe collection. Warm regards,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-06 10:41
A beautiful and especially sympatic dubble portrait with expression nad the attitudesof the artist nad of the woman well collected? Great depht too with the another lady and the cars in the BG.
Have a nice evening,
tyro (21026) 2011-12-06 11:04
Your note is hilarious! Not only has this fellow had Einstein and Mozart both sit for him but I wonder if he's done some reportage too - is that sketch of his (to the right of Mozart) a picture of someone being hanged from the branch of a tree, or am I mistaken?
The artist is certainly concentrating very hard (and myopically) at his work but I'm not sure if his sitter is quite showing him the reverence he deserves. And the lady in the distance clearly doesn't realise she's in the company of the reincarnation of Leonardo - her thoughts are elsewhere.
A great capture of street life! Great colours and composition and lots and lots to look at in this fine picture.
siudzi (34119) 2011-12-06 11:25
So typical scene captured so perfectly! Very interesting concept and its execution. Great work. Thanks for sharing.
boa (6167) 2011-12-06 11:30
i think it is interesting to see these street artists work, it look easy when they draw the persons portrait in just a few minutes.(i wish i had such a talent)
Good overview of this East European scene. All three people here seems to have plenty of time wich creates a pleasant atmosphere in this scene and you have chosen a fine Pov to capture it, well done !
fanni (14381) 2011-12-06 12:32
work is has been killing me... but while I'm still able to think and feel, in between my "work sessions", I'd better comment on your latest photo while I still have a chance!
I like very much the touch of humour in your Note to the photo, and it's an interesting composition which you chose :)
what a curious "triangle" of people! one is working, another is sitting in front of him - concentrated and, probably, afraid to move a bit... and yet another one is sitting indifferently on the bench... God only knows what she's thinking about..
InasiaJones (31520) 2011-12-06 13:01
I doubt that this guy ever met Einstein, as it is rather a portrait made from a very famous photo... but you already know that and I know you are joking. But maybe he did meet Mozart... :-p))
And now, what is surprising is that he is drawing Hilary Clinton, and I'm sure that the lady in the back is a CIA agent, covering miss Clinton.
I like the composition in triangle and the street scene context.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-06 13:28
a very attractive photo of this lovely moment I like the composition and the attractive POV, beautiful street shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
saxo042 (37594) 2011-12-06 13:35
This is always an unresistable scene, taking pictures of street artists like this one. Did you also sneak up behind him to take a look at his work? This is a very well comåosed picture with this triangle of persons. The third lady looks like she could be waiting for her turn... Whatever, she has an important role as part of the traingle. I also like the angular harmony in the position of the closer lady´s leg and the legs of her chair. Clearly a fine picture with some attractive colours!
Waylim (25368) 2011-12-06 23:22
Nice street shot and daily life iamge. I use to think that I wanted to be a portrait painter, but I paint too slowly and I don't like people watching me paint. I guess that dream didn't happen but I still paint for fun here and there.
Nice shot and kind of a funny one with Einstein and a funny face.
Nicou (125464) 2011-12-07 1:52
superbe scène de ce portraitiste en train de dessiner le visage de la belle dame, ils sont parfaitement bien positionné dans l'image, avec les fleurs en fond superbe.
Bravo et amitié
siamesa (27751) 2011-12-07 4:38
Bom dia Gert
We can find these artists here too. Unknown and excellent artists in their work.
wolf38 (31282) 2011-12-07 6:42
Hello Gert. A beautiful and lively daily photo. The artist is very focused on his work. As I look at the pictures next door, he mastered his craft. The scene pleases me very well. Rgds, Wolfgang.
vasilpro (41029) 2011-12-07 8:57
Beautiful daily life scene from the streets of Iasi, excellent POV and timing, lovely light and colors, very nice framework, TfS!
carper (96) 2011-12-07 10:28
nice to see you my old friend, a well taken shot of this artist painter well composed and very nice to look at.
dkmurphys (50508) 2011-12-07 10:36
Very fine street scene. Those people are bringing a fine mood on the everyday life.
Have a good evening.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-12-07 19:37
Hello Gert, Do you really think they posed for him? ;) These people seem to be everywhere now & there are always people who want to have the portrait by these street artists, I prefer photographs;) Well done, colourful image, the three form a nice triangle.
Graal (98786) 2011-12-08 0:04
good captured scene and theme. Well reportage about work of painter, artist. Image well composed. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
agjika (3616) 2011-12-08 10:00
Great shot from Romania, I see you have been drifting back there again! I like it because you seem to close yet they have no idea and I know that you did not use long lens!. It would have been better if the third lady was not there but that just luck.
Thanks for sharing
Sonata11 (33378) 2011-12-08 20:46
The photo of this scene is fantastycally made. Great management of light and colors, sharpness, clarity, great POV too. Perfectly well done. This image of daily life is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
I cordially greet,
Vasa (16778) 2011-12-09 14:47
in Romania also you do what I would like to do having all time for me: meeting the people and taking the souvenirs. I am so happy that your documentation has no limits. And I appreciate your generous posts from all the world.
Have the best December and energy for 2011.
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-12-09 23:57
I know this man,I see very often in Iasi.You did a good job...beautiful composition.
Have a nice weekend,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-10 10:55
A nice street shot of this artist drawing the woman's portrait. I like the way the woman sitting on the bench as if not to notice the two in the foreground. The colors and sharpness are great.
Angshu (56260) 2011-12-11 21:00
I liked the punch line at the end of your note:-)
Nice daily life shot from the streets of Isasi. The 3 people nicely creates a triangle within the frame. As pointed out by Andre...the subject does look like Hillary Clinton
eldancer1 (29608) 2011-12-12 13:37
An artist (photographer) capturing another artist at work. I like your pov and good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
kordinator (19484) 2011-12-15 5:10
Nice scene with this artist at work.
kato (11630) 2011-12-21 5:47
You're capturing well this daily life shot in street by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the painter who is drawing the customer's portrait in the open space. It is also interesting that the portrait of Einstein or Mozart is also placed on the ground. In Tokyo, I see the spectacle which is carrying out business on which many painters draw a portrait on the stairs in Ueno Park. And then, it's impressive in a old woman who sits on a bench in back and is killing time, too.
abmdsudi (44930) 2011-12-22 6:34
A picture speaks a thousand words so the saying goes, photo frames within a photoframe! Super photojournalism, you are like a little terrier sniffing out all of the interesting aspects of everyday life, a gentle shot of a talented man engrossed in his work and i feel the the bg is essential to the potency of the this image. Really enjoy with the placement and pose of the figures, the artists who takes no notice whatsover, simply concentrating on the image that he is producing. They are so interesting and have lots to look at, she must be very pleased with the outcoming result. Absolutely wonderful street shot, the motive is splendidly found. - both in the amusing sense and the compositional one well spotted and timely shot. A natural candid that conveys the feeling of a moment of relaxation perfectly in glorious colors. A pleasure to view!