It was one of those embarrassing moments when I actually had decided that I should really take a photograph. My normal practice is that i would drop some money into the guitar bag and then once he started singing I would then nod to ask permission to capture a quick image. This has always worked fine for me in the past but this particular time I patted my pocket to check I had some change; only to find I had not a penny to my name.
More annoyingly I had to get back to the car park as my ticket was due to expire. So in the end I did just chance a quick photograph of him. He really was an excellent guitarist; very talented indeed.
This however only made me feel even more annoyed at myself for not being able to express my appreciation of his musical abilities by offering him just a few silver coins.
As I walked on my way I saw several shoppers placing their money into his guitar bag; which seemed to reassure me a little more.
So once I arrived back home I decided to quickly take a look at the image I had captured. And although I am absolutely sure that this young fella bore me no malice for my ‘money mishap’ the expression you can see on his face might seem to some; to suggest otherwise?
So if this young busker should happen to see himself featured this evening I promise that I will make sure that I reward you double by way of compensation for allowing me to use your image.
Personally I think it adds a certain edginess to the overall composition.