Best Street Artist I’ve heard on 16th Street { New York Portraits }

New York Violinist

Guess where?  I know I need to find more places to walk around with interesting people than just always going to 16th street mall, but it’s just always so much fun.  This was one of the guys I found on 16th street.  He was playing an awesome electrified violin, and he had a really good sound.  Now his promoter was kind of a goofball, but other than that he had an awesome sound.  Now I’m sure you’re all wondering who the heck this guy is right?  Me too!  I couldn’t remember his name, and due to the fact that I didn’t think I got anything good, I didn’t bother to ask again.  It’s really too bad, because I wouldn’t mind plugging him just a bit on here, but honestly I can’t remember his name for the life of me. 

The reason I didn’t think I was going to get anything was because It was getting dark so I had to shoot at 1/30th of a second. And seeing as how much he was moving around, I thought for sure that I was going to get a bunch of blurry crap.  Instead I got like 4 good crisp shots where something was moving, but his head was crisp.  This was my favorite out of all the shots.  I love how you can see the motion on his hand.  I sometimes forget to use a slower shutter speed to get some motion into the shot.  It’s hard for me to remember to do that kind of stuff. 

Post process was very minimal.  All I did was convert it to black and white in lightroom, and work on the contrast, and the I went into photoshop and brightened up his eye’s just a bit.  I hope I didn’t over do it.  And now that I point it out I’m sure that’s all you can see, but think back to when you first looked at the shot. Did you notice?  If you didn’t notice then that’s good.  If you did then well… crap. If anyone knows who this is I’m all ears.

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