Street performers are a tradition in all countries of the world. The talented juggler here did a 20 minute show involving the audience and wowing them with his skills in juggling. A good performance all round, entertaining skilful and daring.
Taken in York, UK August 2018. This busker was playing the tune “Yakety Yak” Otherwise known as “The Benny Hill theme.” The public was stopped in it’s tracks gathering around listening to the joyful comic rendition of this classic comedy song. It would not work in black and white this street photograph, there is too much positivity in it.
Shot during a brief stay over in Sheffield for a street photography trip and sightseeing.
There’s something peaceful about being “plugged in” with your earbuds, plugged into your own world whether it’s your favourite playlist or an audio book. Blocking the world out to focus on being in the moment with your audio. Musing over song lyrics that are taking you back into the past, visualising the characters in a story you’re listening to. Personally I love to do both. With sensory issues it’s a sanity saver especially in public noisy places. The audio focus grounds you, blocking out distractions.
It’s a little ironic people are sat outside a health food shop eating fast food, while a poster is staring them in the face from across the road. At least there is a litter bin ready for them to walk over and dispose of their little in the proper way. People really are in their own world in public.