Story behind the photograph
A blues musician has turned the Pitt Street Mall into his private concert hall. Street performers enjoy various luck with the Sydney crowd, this man had the audience captivated for his entire show. Very rhythmic melodies and frequent harmonica solos obviously were to the taste of the lunch time crowd.
Initially I intended to photograph the musician as he plays his harmonica, but the very strong sun in his face would make it impossible to make a sensible performance portrait. Instead, I have chosen to photograph the audience from behind the street performer as they were situated in a very nice light reflecting from the construction boards all around them. The light is so good that this black and white street photograph looks as if it was captured in a large studio.