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Bourke St Piano Player

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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.

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  1. hey jimmy.finally got the time to check out ur site after tht photo shoot a few saturdays ago. anyway saw this guy yesterday and thought what an amazing pic tht’d be.unfortunately twas one of those days i didn’t lug my camera around w/ me. pretty rad how u edited it to give tht atmosphere. 😉

  2. Hey Nurul! Good to hear from you! This guy is fantastic, I could listen to him for hours! Your pics will be up on this site soon btw.

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