21 June 2009

The Accordionist

This is one of the may accordion playing buskers in Munich. He was well placed in the middle of Neuhauserstraße, Munich's main shopping street.

This was one of a number of photographs I took of this performer. In each case he had this slightly distance look, as if his music was taking him back to another place.

4 comments:

Daily Chicago Photo said...

This is a very nice portrait! Love the hints of color: purple shirt, red accordion.

olli said...

Thanks DCP. I liked this guy, not only because of the colours, but also because he had a very wistful and gentle look on his face as he was playing. I assume he is an immigrant and wondered if the music was reminding him of home.

Nice to see the pictures of Chicago. I've been a frequent visitor to the city since the mid-90's.

AB said...

I can see why you liked taking pictures of this guy. He does, indeed, have an interesting face and a wistful expression — nicely captured here.

Rob said...

Great shot, gut gesehen!

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