Water melon freak show (4 IMG)

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  1. roentarre

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    Frank Barrasi is one of the local Melbourne artist that performed in local Fringe festival as well as performing abroad incuding Europe and Asia.
    He only lives several streets away from me! I had the opportunity to witness his freak show which truely frightened me a little.
    He spent most of the time, screaming into the sky like a wolf howling. It was definitely freaky.
    There were a few very concerned deaf elderly ladies without hearing aids turning their heads towards us as they probably sensed the vibrations on the floor.
    The shots are not properly staged but I felt like documenting local culture in my home turf.
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    The truth about any artist performing is that they do not wait for you. I have a blast shooting the brief performance but most of my shots do not meet the required standard.
    I found the last shot interesting as it revealed the kind of feeling I had at the time. I was wondering whether the red bits were his blood or the water melon flesh...
     
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    Not true. These are really awesome. Big fan of 1-3. The way they're exposed and the motion blur (plus the brush strokes painted on his skin) all add to capturing his wild performance. 4 was a bit much, but the rest are really well done in capturing that moment.
     
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    good job, bud... and lucky you that dude lives nearby.
     
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    Cool shots...looks like something that would come from a Rob Zombie flick.
     
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    I love #2 :)
     
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    Thank you for the feedback. Truely appreciated.
     
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    Thank you all for the kind comments
     
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    excellent work, these shots express a rawness....like the guys art.
     
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    You hit it!!! Great job
     
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    #2 is an absolute winner. You got his face sharp and captured the emotion...but also have the blurred motion of the hands etc. Well done.
     
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    Pretty much sums up my feelings too. Amazing work.
     
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