Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Street Musician

"A painter paints pictures on a canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence."
~Leopold Stokowski

I took this picture in Downtown Dallas
almost a year ago. I'll never forget going up to this really nice
man. I was wandering around the West End with some friends looking for good pictures. 
Then, I heard the music and took off! When I got to the man, he was putting
his saxophone up. I offered him some money to re-assemble it
and play for us. 

As he was pulling it out, something fell down into the instrument!
We stood there for quite a while as he dug around in it, trying to get out whatever
had fallen in. We were nearing the end of the allotted 
time for our shoot, so I asked the man 
to go ahead and pose for the picture. The poor man. I think 
he was a little embarrassed. 

So, I'll let you in on a secret: he's not playing in this picture. 
He's just posing. :) But don't tell anybody!!! ;)

Every time I come into contact with someone
on the street like that, I can't help but wonder about their stories.
This sweet man is probably a grandfather. He may have
been a business man. Maybe he has 
traveled the world!

I will let you in on a dream of mine. I would love to visit people like this man
and listen to their stories and take pictures of them, and then
post them here. What do you think?
Is that something that would interest you?

This weekend, I'm heading to Chicago!!!
I will probably be there until
Christmas. So, I'm hoping to get some pictures of
the big city!

~Bethany Truth


  1. Nice picture Bethany. Every time I have been downtown Chicago, I have wanted to get a killer shot of a street musician, but I have never gotten around to it. Maybe next time!

  2. Thanks! I would l.o.v.e to do a FULL photo shoot with a street musician! We were running behind on our IPS schedule. You totally should take some street musician shots! I'd love to see them, too!

  3. Have fun in Chicago!!! I'm not too far away! :)

  4. That would be interesting, maybe witness to them also! And give some money, of course!