When I came across this intriguing street performer, he was juggling knives while wearing a pair of impossibly high heels and balancing on a rolling board, apparently on a dare from his girlfriend who had said to him, "Bet you can't do all that in heels!"
I was happy (& lucky) to catch him with one of his knives in midair, quite close to his face. And it was another happy moment to see the knife actually has a reflection of his body art.
Even happier, nobody got hurt during this demonstration :)
[full series of photos & story at kristinscamera.com]
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worldcitizen (9308) 2013-04-10 9:21
You certainly have a knack for finding colorful characters! This man takes color to a whole other level. :-) I like the design of his face and body paint, and the knife hangs precariously right in front of him. I think you placed it well within the frame. The heels must have been interesting to see, too!
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-10 17:20
What great timing to get the knife so perfectly vertical, Kristin - and framed so well alongside his face! The detail on this is incredible, as is the color - his face and body paint draws the viewer in, but then you notice each individual droplet of sweat, and see the sharpness of the bade frozen in the air - a really great portrait. This is a fine series of off-kilter portraits you have going here - looking forward to more!
mirosu (16273) 2013-04-10 22:08
An excellent photo. Smart choice of tight crop (close up) to accentuate the man with splendid sharpness, great color contrast, excellent light and very good POV choice.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-11 4:01
this is a superb shot. Not just for your perfect capture of the knife in mid air but for the expression and originality. A real sense of the action and movement involved with stunning clarity and amazing colours. Imaginative and eye-catching imagery! Bravo!
Regards - Brian.
- Copyright: kristin fellows (KristinsCamera) (2384)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Street Performers, Orange, Street Photography, Orange and Blue, the other side of Asheville, take me as i am, street scenes from Asheville [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 5:38