Open Photography Forums  
HOME FORUMS NEWS FAQ SEARCH

Go Back   Open Photography Forums > Photography Discussions > Street - People & Portraits: As Fine Art

Street - People & Portraits: As Fine Art Private Forum for Portrait and People Photography outside North America to lean towards the European roots of Street Photography of Strangers. Each photographer is solely responsible for addressing local customs and law.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 27th, 2018, 04:19 PM
Peter Dexter Peter Dexter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Colombia
Posts: 634
Default Street Performers

Some street performers who were on their way to a traffic light engagement as they stopped for some pineapple

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 27th, 2018, 04:49 PM
Doug Kerr Doug Kerr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
Posts: 8,489
Default

Hi, Peter,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Dexter View Post
Some street performers who were on their way to a traffic light engagement as they stopped for some pineapple

That is very nice. Thanks.

Best regards,

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 28th, 2018, 07:19 PM
Peter Dexter Peter Dexter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Colombia
Posts: 634
Default

Thank you Doug.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 30th, 2018, 08:32 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 34,393
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Dexter View Post
Some street performers who were on their way to a traffic light engagement as they stopped for some pineapple

Very colorful. Life can be a lot less expensive if one’s world needs are reachable on foot or by bicycle. Not have a car in Los Angeles, (until the advent of Uber, at least), was considered so life-limiting as it’s so impractical to walk or cycle back and forth to work or to friends 5, 10 or 20 miles away. We are that spread out!

It seems that the various needs of people are closely packed in each location. So there will be folk to entertain, repair shoes and sell vegetables in almost every few streets.

Sociologists must have a ball looking at the ways humans build communities with local identity and resources.

Life is so vibrant!

So did you get to watch the performances.

Do they do this to just get extra money or this is sufficient to support their needs?

Asher
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 31st, 2018, 08:29 AM
Peter Dexter Peter Dexter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Colombia
Posts: 634
Default

Again a nice analysis Asher. No I didn't follow them to their traffic light and I'm sorry I didn't. I don't know the answer to the economic question but something that is interesting is they may not even be Colombian. Mostly during the Christmas season but at other times of year as well street performers come up from Argentina and other countries to see what they can earn at the traffic lights in Colombia's major cities.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 31st, 2018, 09:00 AM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 34,393
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter Dexter View Post
Again a nice analysis Asher. No I didn't follow them to their traffic light and I'm sorry I didn't. I don't know the answer to the economic question but something that is interesting is they may not even be Colombian. Mostly during the Christmas season but at other times of year as well street performers come up from Argentina and other countries to see what they can earn at the traffic lights in Colombia's major cities.
Why would Argentinians want to perform in Colombia as opposed to their own cities and villages. Is it that Colombians are less “industrialized” and more down to earth and playful and so their presence is more welcome and the money comes in faster?

Asher
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 31st, 2018, 02:06 PM
Peter Dexter Peter Dexter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Colombia
Posts: 634
Default

You got me Asher but it's a phenomena that's been going on for years. They also show up in droves in El Centro (a huge bazaar downtown) during the Christmas season to sell Chinese knockoffs. As to the performers they might just want to travel and earn the money on the street to pay for it. I'm not sure why but the Colombian economy seems to be attractive to foreigners from other South American countries. Obviously Venezuela would be out of the question as a destination.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old July 31st, 2018, 10:54 PM
Jerome Marot Jerome Marot is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Munich, Germany.
Posts: 3,719
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asher Kelman View Post
Life can be a lot less expensive if one’s world needs are reachable on foot or by bicycle.
And public transport... ;)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 3rd, 2018, 06:00 PM
James Lemon James Lemon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,783
Default

The reality is that everyone is alone together here in the big city of Vancouver. We used to have communities and neighborhoods but now we have residential districts and strip malls. Soccer moms driving kids all over hells half acre just to get them to school and buy groceries. Lots of folks just dreaming the dream.

Of course there is the odd community where others dream a different dream and lead alternative life styles. They eat organic food, ride their bicycles, skateboards, and seem to spend a great deal of time getting tattoos. I don't know how they earn living looking the way they do? So I have conclude that they must all be independently wealthy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Street James Lemon Photojournalism - Street - Documentary 5 August 24th, 2014 11:28 AM
My World: Street 202 fahim mohammed Photojournalism - Street - Documentary 0 October 6th, 2013 01:29 PM
My World: On the Street.. fahim mohammed Portrait in Natural Light Especially! 2 June 2nd, 2011 02:13 AM
Optimizing Dance: 1D Mark IV in Shots of Single Performers on Stage in Low light! Asher Kelman Studio, Portrait, Still Life, Lighting Equipment and Technique 1 May 20th, 2010 12:25 AM
Street Performers and Characters! Asher Kelman Themes 46 February 17th, 2010 08:54 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:48 PM.


Posting images or text grants license to OPF, yet © of such remain with its creator. Still, all assembled discussion © 2006-2017 Asher Kelman (all rights reserved) Posts with new theme or unusual image might be moved/copied to a new thread!