Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pied Piper of Paris


One of those wonderfully excentric street performers you come across on any given Paris bridge - although I can't remember, this one looks like the one between Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis, the two central Paris islands. He comes across of a sort of cross between Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson and an oversized pixie. As for the 'poésie', unfortunately I wasn't privy to any but I'm sure it would have been remarkable.

The kid makes the picture, of course, although I had better shots of the chappy himself playing his flute. The use of someone else (the laughing kid) to show you the sort of reaction he produced is a great example of 'manipulating' the way the viewer perceives the shot (in the nicest possible way).
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2 comments:

Claudie said...

I really love this photo !

Paris Set Me Free said...

Thanks a lot! Just another example of the great characters you find as you wander around the streets of Paris!

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