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By Jools_jti  
This guy was one of the few people on the High Street not trying to publicise a show. However his statue like appearance made him look like one, as the common approach for distributing flyers was the leaflet holding statue.

I tried to get this shot from the other side, but a tourist positioned themselves between me and this guy. It took some time for him to realise the audience he had, and started playing with his phone to announce he wasn't a performer.

I repositioned and got the shot.
Last one of the festival.
Hope you like it, thanks for all the C+C.

Tags: Photo journalism General Edinburgh festival Mohican Portraits and people

Voters: imander, POOCHIE, Paul Morgan and 20 more

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tumienis 16 2 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 3:13PM
Nice light! Love it!
Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 5:18PM
Cheers tumienis, it's all about the light Smile
User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 5:21PM
Excellent use of the light, well captured. Trival fact for the the day, the hair cut is actually a Huron. Named after the native American tribe Smile

Jools_jti 15 257 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 5:48PM
Interesting, I did a little research before titling and found that the reference to Mohican/Mahican or Mohawk is a misnomer and probably a mistaken identity of the Wyandot Native American tribe by explorers. It was adopted by the British to refer to the hair style rather than the tribe.

Just found out that the Wyandot are aka Huron, nice work HairyMark. We have to just rewind history and tell all the punks in the 70's that it's not a mohawk!

Learning with pictures, great Smile

Oh and the Neo reference is due to the Matrix, just in case.
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2008 8:41PM
being bald, i just wished i could grow mine that way, or maybe not--- lol
robway 16 318 Wales
2 Sep 2008 8:43PM
Excellent portrait, great angle to appreciate the hair style and great lighting.

2 Sep 2008 10:21PM
Nice candid, well captured.
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
3 Sep 2008 2:06AM
Good candid shot - excellent light in this.
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
4 Sep 2008 9:50PM
Great portrait
Dave87 14 42 5 England
25 Oct 2008 11:27PM
Work of the finest order viewed here. Love the light from left to right in this shot.

blackforce 15 82 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 4:23PM
Nice image. Love his hair.
Looks like a character from the matrix.
paulashby 12 10 1 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2009 4:46PM
Nice light and mood from this one.

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