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Big Art

By spaceman
A re-post of an old favourite. I've taken advantage of the e2 thing to post a large version which makes it a lot easier to see the onlookers. The reason that some of them have their heads at odd angles is that the artist painted his pictures upside down, only turning them the right way when they were finished.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Street Art Traditional darkroom Artist Black and white Audience

Voters: mikbee, digitalcaptive, rhiw_com and 22 more


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19 Mar 2007 11:25PM
Very good picture, although that artist is wearing a suit and its filthy!!!
Very good image though love it, well captured.

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11 24 6 Wales
19 Mar 2007 11:27PM
Absolutely superb capture Michael - love the way the painter is right on the edge and the focus then goes to the onlookers - the wee lad bent over to look upside down at the painter's work is wonderful. I could look at this for ages to smile at all those quizzical expressions. A cracker. Bruce
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
20 Mar 2007 12:03AM
Hi Michael,
This is a fantastic shot,love the close up of the painter,he's covered in paint and the pot with his brushes in is too,it's so natural and cool.Love the kids looking upside down and sideways to try and see what he's doing the way it will end up.You've got a really wicked shot here.It rocks.Take care.AnnSmile
20 Mar 2007 1:48AM
good streetscene, with a nice connection between the two points of focus, the painter and the onlooker. the paint splatter and the upside down looking people are great bonuses
IainH 11 82
20 Mar 2007 8:23AM
Good work Michael
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
20 Mar 2007 5:48PM
Thank you peeps. I felt a bit cheap re-posting an older photo so I'm glad it's found a new audience.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
3 Apr 2007 2:12PM
Nice one.Plenty to study of the expressions on onlookers when large.
Mick.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
4 Apr 2007 12:55PM
Cheers Mick.
SteveCharles 13 2.3k 18 England
19 Sep 2007 3:24PM
This is great, I like the fact you haven't taken the obvious route of including his painting.
spaceman 12 5.2k 3 Wales
20 Sep 2007 11:56AM
Funnily enough, I did take another shot which included the painting but it was nothing like as effective. Cheers Steve.

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