It may have been a chilly day in Winter 2012, but Buskers in Melbourne’s CBD still seem to draw a crowd. Whether watching, or just talking among themselves, (as in the third image), music (of all kinds) makes for an uplifting gathering together of kindred spirits.
I just love the Artists, Musicians, Acrobats, Mine Artists and everyone else who roam Melbourne’s shopping precinct (hoping to make a dollar or two).
Since I took up Photography as a hobby, I’ve made dozens of images of the Buskers in Melbourne’s CBD (central business district).
From musicians, jugglers, illusionists, circus acts , gifted creators of amazing street art and mime artists, but my favourites have always been the Latin American or Flamenco Guitarists. Some of them are World Class and I’ve even bought some of their CDs (on sale next to their street performance site).
They probably tour Australia (or Europe and the rest of the World), but when I don’t see them for a while, I often wonder – where are they now?
The Trio below (two of whom seem to interchange with a couple of different guitarists), I first photographed in 2012, then in September 2013 and more recently in February this year. Their music is sublime – lively, uplifting and full of amazing guitar finger work. True performers and entertainers…….and really great vocals.
I hope they come back this summer to Melbourne’s main shopping precinct.
I’ve missed them.
I tried so hard to take the last image in this series without that plastic barrel lane divider behind the musician’s head, but all my efforts were to no avail. I could have left the image out of this post, but these amazing and very talented musicians deserved to have all 3 photos online. (I guess some of you experienced P/S editors could have removed the barrel from the background).
These photos were made as I waited for a tram to take me home and their music was just extraordinary – the perfect background for a long wait and a delight to the senses.