Here’s a photo of a musician in the streets of Metz, France. It was shot during the “Fête de la Musique” (basically the Music Day, where musicians go in the streets and perform concerts there, everywhere in France).
There were lots of people around and I could not see his face from a regular point of view. So I noticed I could catch a glimpse of him between the cymbals and drums by lowering my viewpoint, so I chose to shoot telephoto from down on my knees, waiting for the moment when his face would show properly. I chose to tilt my angle to make this shot more rock’n’roll, it really felt like it would be perfect for it. Straight vertical lines would not convey the right feeling, it was too formal.
I really like that shot because one can see the musician surrounded by the tools of his trade, in his universe, and the look on his face showing how focused he was.
Fête de la Musique, Metz, 21/06/2014 - click on the pic, there’s more!
Fête de la musique Metz 2014
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