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a very serious business

By maggieh
Taken in Leicester Square, London. I had been people watching as usual and noticed this little lad who was having his portrait sketched by one of the street artists. The boy looked so serious and the artist had been trying to make him smile. However the boy obviously thought that this was avery serious event and wouldn't raise any kind of smile - in the end the man just gave up and got on with the drawing.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism

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baclark 11 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2009 9:47AM
He doesn't look thrilled at being drawn! Lovely candid capture Maggie. Suits mono.
tony64 17 204 9 England
27 Sep 2009 9:48AM
Really suits b/w maggie.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
27 Sep 2009 11:32AM
he looks soooo happy LOL, well handled and composed mono
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
27 Sep 2009 11:49AM
Great b/g Maggie, adds pathos. Ron.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2009 11:59AM
That little boys face is a dream
Well captured
somnathchatterjee 11 67 175 India
27 Sep 2009 12:25PM
i should say both the artists including you are great, lovely portrait.
27 Sep 2009 8:16PM
Nice shot,
Jekaro 11 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2009 6:39AM
A fabulous capture, Maggie, love the boys expression.
jenquest 18 561 1 Tokelau
28 Sep 2009 12:54PM
Excellently framed. The boy looks quite nervous as well.
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2009 1:55PM
I think he's worried that he will end up looking like the artist's other portraits on display!! A great image, excellently captured, and it works really well in mono.
gerrymac 13 10 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2009 10:28PM
Another great the artist's work looks very good..
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2009 6:56AM
Excellent candid.

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