Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 3 December 2017 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

This character caught my attention and we struck up a conversation. We both knew one of Toronto's street musicians, a drummer, and he allowed me to take this impromptu portrait before the police could come along and give him grief for taking up sidewalk space with his "hog".

NIKON D7200 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 250 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Such a great story and image! ;-) ... used to be a guy in Sacramento (my old home town) naned Djembe Bob - he woukd sit on the capital grounds (Sacramento being the Californue Stste Capital)! And beat rhytms to passers by...?your story kinda reminded me of hom!! Love this shot ;/)

3 Dec 2017 7:35am

@Denny Jump: I bought a beautiful handmade djembe from an African drum and percussion maker (and instructor) recently, and I LOVE that thing. Amazing tone and nuance. The street drummer we both knew is a guy who plays on upturned plastic buckets... very very talented and funny. Thanks a lot, Denny.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Sometimes we meet such characters ! They are particular and have often full of stories to be told us ! Excellent meeting and details of this musician biker !

3 Dec 2017 9:05am

@Anna Cherer: One of the best things about city life is its riches of human character and stories. I love people watching and photographing the life of the streets. Many thanks, Anna.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great character !

3 Dec 2017 9:40am

@Hiro: He would agree !

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & shadows!

3 Dec 2017 10:17am

@omid: Thank you !

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


3 Dec 2017 10:52am

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Ah shades of 'Easy Rider' :) Nice portrait, interesting bike

3 Dec 2017 12:38pm

@grouser: Thanks, mister g.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the character you have captured here

3 Dec 2017 1:53pm

@Ruthiebear: All credit to this quirky friendly gentleman. Thanks, Ruthie.

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful portraits and the chance meeting with him!

3 Dec 2017 3:17pm

@Devi: Thanks, Devi !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

This street musician on his great bike, nicely photographed, I like the short intro behind this shot.

3 Dec 2017 4:27pm

@Willem: Thanks a lot, Willem.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good thing you struck up the conversation.
Fabulous image !

3 Dec 2017 5:51pm

@Irene: Thanks !

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise

3 Dec 2017 8:22pm

@Martine Libouton: Merci !



4 Dec 2017 2:06am

@AMIR BABA: Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

he {literally) marches to his own drum beat

4 Dec 2017 3:18am

@Harry: Yep; thanks !

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very cool portrait of the rider with his drum.

4 Dec 2017 4:25am

@Steve Rice: Thanks !