Street performer & mime artists

SeamusSeamus Reading is hardRegistered Users Posts: 1,607 Major grins
edited August 11, 2005 in Street and Documentary
These were taken on Grafton Street, Dublin today. It's my first attempt at street photography and it is not easy:scratch . People keep walking by, lampposts mysteriously move into the background......

anyway, some mime artists

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this is Emma, from Sydney - Australia. She is a street performer who specialises in contorting her body into strange shapes.

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She got into a 2' x 2' box

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and was very happy when she emerged

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Shay.

Comments

  • ltdesignphotovideoltdesignphotovideo Drummer 4 Life Registered Users Posts: 146 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    I'm closterphobic (spell?) and that just makes me cringe. The shots are GREAT but the 2' x 2' box gives me chills. :-)
    :drums
    Lindsay Thompson
    www.grafxcreative.com
  • SeamusSeamus Reading is hard Registered Users Posts: 1,607 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    I'm closterphobic (spell?) and that just makes me cringe. The shots are GREAT but the 2' x 2' box gives me chills. :-)
    I wouldn't fancy it myself, not that you could sqeeze my fat carcass into that box.

    She was great craic and had a good laugh with the crowd.

    Another mime artist

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    shay.
  • burkeburke Major grins Registered Users Posts: 131 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    your shots are fun - (the box makes me cringe too!) - and shooting on the street can be quite a challenge!
    For the mimes (esp. the Egyptian one) I would have liked to see all the way down to the feet. I think the ones of Emma where you capture her in her entirety are the most effective.
    Keep up the good work!
    ~Autumn
  • LiquidOpsLiquidOps Here to Learn Registered Users Posts: 835 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    Seamus wrote:
    I wouldn't fancy it myself, not that you could sqeeze my fat carcass into that box.

    She was great craic and had a good laugh with the crowd.

    Another mime artist

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    shay.
    I love it.... this one just screams "Don't let Time pass you by"

    haha

    awesome street shooting.... I love the interaction with people... it's almost like a drug for me... i get such a high from it

    keep up the awesome work,

    Steven
    Wandering Through Life Photography
    MM Portfolio

    Canon 30D | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 | Canon Speedlite 580ex
  • SeamusSeamus Reading is hard Registered Users Posts: 1,607 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    burke wrote:
    your shots are fun - (the box makes me cringe too!) - and shooting on the street can be quite a challenge!
    For the mimes (esp. the Egyptian one) I would have liked to see all the way down to the feet. I think the ones of Emma where you capture her in her entirety are the most effective.
    Keep up the good work!
    ~Autumn
    Hi Burke,

    I did take a full length shot of the mime artists but people got into the frames somehowheadscratch.gif . I had to crop the pics to get the people out. I'm glad you liked them.

    shay.
  • SeamusSeamus Reading is hard Registered Users Posts: 1,607 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    LiquidOps wrote:
    I love it.... this one just screams "Don't let Time pass you by"

    haha

    awesome street shooting.... I love the interaction with people... it's almost like a drug for me... i get such a high from it

    keep up the awesome work,

    Steven
    Hey Stephen,

    It is fun & completely different from any other type of photography I had tried before. The mime artists are brilliant. They only move when you give them money.

    Shay.
  • HiggmeisterHiggmeister Major grins Registered Users Posts: 909 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    Nice series Shay. Mimes can be fun to shoot, but why do they all (most) have to be right in front of large glass windows as their backdrops. ARGHH!

    Thanks for sharing these fun shots,
    Chris

    A picture is but words to the eyes.
    Comments are always welcome.

    www.pbase.com/Higgmeister


  • SeamusSeamus Reading is hard Registered Users Posts: 1,607 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    Nice series Shay. Mimes can be fun to shoot, but why do they all (most) have to be right in front of large glass windows as their backdrops. ARGHH!

    Thanks for sharing these fun shots,
    Chris
    Hi Chris,

    I didn't realise how hard it is to get a good background taking pics on the streets. As you said they were a lot of fun to shoot, I'm glad you enjoyed them.


    Shay.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Super Moderators Posts: 8,937 moderator
    edited August 11, 2005
    Very nice Shay! All great captures. That 2'x2' box reminds me of my first apartment in NYC.
  • SeamusSeamus Reading is hard Registered Users Posts: 1,607 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2005
    Angelo wrote:
    Very nice Shay! All great captures. That 2'x2' box reminds me of my first apartment in NYC.
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