Story behind the photograph
On the other side of George Street, almost directly opposite the Town Hall a guitarist busker sets up show almost everyday this week. I’m yet to take a good photograph of him but he poses every time I point my lens at him. So, it is a task for another time. He plays semi-classical guitar pieces with strong Spanish undertones. It is an interesting place he selected to play at. It is a busy walkway, a bus stop near by and long set of steps leading to an office tower thus he always has an audience – willing or otherwise.
Today, at the bus stop there was this old man in a cowboy hat. He had an interesting face and I wanted to take his photograph. He seemed quite distant, uninterested and expressionless but when the music stopped a big smile appeared on his face and he clapped his hands loudly in an obvious appreciation for the music. Snap.