Monday, November 15, 2010

On the Street….Street Performer, Rome


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  1. Rachael

    November 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm

  2. Klever Girl

    November 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I love the tones in this photo. beautiful!

  3. Taylor

    November 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    What an amazing cultural snapshot!

  4. LatteLisa

    November 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    beautiful image

  5. Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    November 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    So charming!

  6. Thimblebolt

    November 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Nice colors in this shot.

    But that's no way to treat a jacket.. :)


    November 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    look at that knit, love the colors


    November 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Great photo! WOW, i love the golden light.

  9. namita

    November 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I don't know why but I find this kind of creepy and beautiful all at the same time. I love the tones and colours – this photo could have been taken any time in the last 40 or 50 years (but for the brand new looking vespa). It's beautiful.

  10. livagostino

    November 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

  11. Dana

    November 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    hahaha, great pic!

  12. marc//bam

    November 15, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    beautifully rich lighting!

  13. giveto

    November 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    beautiful man

  14. franca maisha

    November 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    simply beautiful… <3

  15. Emom

    November 15, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Nice balance….smiles.

  16. Kate McAuley

    November 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

  17. Yajaira

    November 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    the colors of the photos are great!! Rich!

  18. beba

    November 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Wow, beautiful picture, such a nice light!

    Peace and love!

  19. Sara Lua

    November 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Lovely. I wonder if he is Roman or Roma?

    I saw a similar man playing in a similar alley in Granada this summer, playing to pay for an eye operation according to his sign. Made me sad.

  20. Natalya's Closet

    November 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    This photo is beautiful! XOXO,

  21. Natallie

    November 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    really great shot

  22. diana kang

    November 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    this picture makes my heart sad + happy.

  23. Natallie

    November 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Really nice shot.

  24. joshylola

    November 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Original striped sweater with brown shoes, nice mix

  25. Un café con Nico

    November 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

  26. Kyle Vandenbroucke

    November 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    wonderful pic!

  27. vanessa.locicero

    November 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    He's so classic.

  28. Nino Eliava

    November 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    so deep with thoughts and colors are beautiful.

  29. Kraxpelax

    November 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    There's much in the world that you can't explain.
    It's revealed for you to remember
    by the whispering voice of a distant train
    or a midnight rain in november.

    Horizon within! You can always find
    the keys to Enigma. Let's mention
    one basic Truth: of spirited Mind
    Is Nature naught but extension.

    Internal expanses! In dreams, ridden
    by fear and longing you roam
    that deep Southeast in your soul hidden
    …on your random journey back home.

    Single Swingle

  30. Cecille

    November 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    very well captured moment! he's so authentic

  31. Anonymous

    November 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I love accordian players. They are from another age, I suppose just like the shoe shine guys. Interesting shot.

  32. Anonymous

    November 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Landscape format? love this you've really broken the frame

  33. Anonymous

    November 15, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Buena fotografĂ­a Es un trabajador informal que podemos ver en cualquier parte del mundo.

  34. Erin Peterson

    November 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    This is so beautiful, perfect lighting!

  35. Suzanne Nelson

    November 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    This looks like a movie still! You've been posting some great stuff lately, Sart – thanks!

  36. Elena Vasilieva

    November 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    a perfectly captured moment

  37. Sara

    November 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Very nice colours!

  38. My Book Style

    November 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Great photo!!

  39. The Wanderers' Daughter

    November 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Another gorgeous shot. I love these.

  40. l'habitué

    November 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    So beautiful, so poetic. Bravo.

  41. Anna

    November 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I love how the bits and bobs about him suggest he's been sitting there playing for awhile.

    And really. That slightly arched eyebrow? Fantastic.

  42. FH

    November 15, 2010 at 6:11 pm


    November 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Such a good photo again I'd love to see it in black and white I think it would give the photo a totally different voice. I love how it looks so classic on the streets like that over there.

  44. VicissitudiniLombarde

    November 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    This photo is so gorgeous.

  45. Anonymous

    November 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Love this photo! It reminds me of a man who played in Trastevere…perhaps it is him??


  46. Nille

    November 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Beautiful photo.. I love the light and the details!


  47. Anonymous

    November 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    I love accordion music! What a face…lovely shot!

  48. The Photodiarist

    November 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Lovely. The light is incredible in Rome!

  49. Nathalia

    November 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    A great photo for inspiration, thank you for sharing!

    Viaggio della Farfalla

    The Key Item

  50. Frozen Fashion

    November 16, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Very warm colouring:)

  51. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 2:35 am


  52. christina

    November 16, 2010 at 3:46 am

    He's so plump and round! So cute xxx

  53. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 4:12 am

    What an amazing colours!! What an amazing pic! Waiting for a exposition in Madrid. Think in that

  54. Nyrha

    November 16, 2010 at 4:52 am

  55. Gerry

    November 16, 2010 at 5:05 am


  56. Liv

    November 16, 2010 at 6:35 am

    this is Rome…

  57. Student Accommodation

    November 16, 2010 at 7:04 am

    This pic is so realistic..The expressions on the old man's face are so clear to understand… Photographer really makes this pic alive….

  58. Chris J

    November 16, 2010 at 7:06 am

    This is fantastic pic… It's so colorful and realistic….

  59. Monia

    November 16, 2010 at 7:14 am

    He is a romanian gipsy, not italian! we don't have italian musicians on the streets..sorry..Monia from Rome

  60. La Petite Marmoset

    November 16, 2010 at 7:20 am

  61. Christina

    November 16, 2010 at 7:40 am

    The pix is great, although I would have cut the vespa out to make the picture timeless.

    great work!

  62. Key

    November 16, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I disagree with Christina – the vespa adds visual depth and interest. Wonderful shot, Scott!

  63. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Thanks–I love this photo.

  64. trinity

    November 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Pictures like this remind me of why I love Roma, and I am thankful that I live here!

  65. Maureen

    November 16, 2010 at 9:19 am

    What a fabulous photograph! I love the partial view of the green door on the left and the touch of orange in the umbrella.

  66. Loca por tu Ropa

    November 16, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I don´t have words….. just wonderful!!
    You´re fantastic!!
    Kisses from Madrid.

  67. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Such a BEAUTIFUL photo Sarte! I believe your work is becoming more and more refined!!

  68. 82Brute

    November 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I never knew it was possible to hear and smell a photo.
    I could cry.

  69. Anonymous

    November 16, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    The perfect lights you get in your photos make me mad. I feel like throwing my Canon from the bridge…

  70. nj82

    November 16, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I love the photo, but i loathe these begging accordeonplayers. They do not know how to play besides 3 notes. I worked at a shop who had one sitting in front of it every day, making a very good income while driving me crazy with the endless repeating of 30 seconds of the same tune.

  71. Elle

    November 16, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    May I have more of this please? This is beautiful, these last pics are sooo charming!!! The light the colours!!

  72. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Romania singer.

  73. Mom

    November 17, 2010 at 8:16 am

    The best clothes in the entire world: MUSIC!

  74. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm


  75. Anonymous

    November 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    perfect lights! amazing!

  76. somewhat nameless

    November 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Now this is what I call capturing a moment. Makes me want to be there, hearing the music. ♥

  77. Feather

    November 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I guess this is both romantic and sad, and he's probably a romanian perfermer…

  78. jj

    November 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Such interesting shots on your blog, wonderful shots of people, slices of life, very impressive

  79. Anonymous

    November 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Ahhh! when i was in Rome there was a man who played the melodica outside our apartment EVERY day he would play the same two or 3 songs on loop and hassle us for money EVERY day…but looking back it was a funny memory, and apparently a very "Rome" thing to experience. The gypsy presence there is a bit like the presence of the homeless in SF.

  80. HandyMan

    November 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

    This photo is amazing, the light is perfect

  81. Catalin

    November 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I know this guy! He is from Botosani county, Romania. I remember him back in the old days when he used to be part of a band that played at weddings. The world is such a small place after all.

  82. Dianne

    November 25, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Hmm, he may be from Romania, but from what I see I can tell he's a gypsy (which is different).

  83. akatriel

    November 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Yes there is a slight chance to be romanian, at least he doesn't beg but sing for money.. Nice shot though!

  84. Nathalie Hachet @ La Baguette Magique

    November 27, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Now here's a friendly-looking street figure who, for a change, holds something that doesn't resemble a phone, an IPod, a cigarette or an ice-cold expression…

  85. Olivia

    December 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    he plays down the stairs from my home, vicino via dei chiavari

  86. Zum Zum

    December 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I think he's gipsy.

    But good picture anyway.

  87. Anonymous

    December 30, 2010 at 6:24 am

    very nice photo

  88. Anonymous

    January 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I bet he is Romanian – Romanian gipsy :-) singer

  89. Anonymous

    January 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Gipsy is different from Romanian!!!

  90. Megan M

    January 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    This picture caught me by surprise, because when I was studying abroad in fall 2009, my friend and I traveled to Rome. She took a picture of this man for her photography class – and he was in the same exact spot on the street wearing the same exact sweater. Amazing how the same street performer catches the attention of two different photographers, even years apart.

  91. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Gipsy or not…Romanian or not…he's a human being and the picture is more than great.

  92. Kate's Place

    March 9, 2011 at 4:36 am

    The best thing about the pic is the GORGEOUS ACCORDION!!!!!! man, that is one banging squeezebox!!!

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