Bourke St Piano Player
Melbourne doesn’t have a licensing system for busking at the moment and while it’s a good thing because it means that anyone can give it a go and build some confidence it’s also a bad thing because there are more than a few people who just listen to their ipods and sing along into a megaphone. There are however two absolutely amazing buskers. A Japanese guy who plays county/blues in a one-man-band kind of deal with singing, slide guitar, drums and a harmonica and this man. He’s a really old man who plays a really old piano in an amazing hat, all of which are worse for wear. I would love to do a photo shoot with him so that I could try to capture all the details in his well worn face. I finally saw him in the Bourke street mall outside Myers when I had my camera, so I took a few pictures but he draws such big crowds it’s hard to get a photo without tourists in the background.What I wanted to do in this photo was to make it seem like he was more isolated and show the wear and tear on his hands and the piano.