Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thematic Photographic - Strangers in our midst

Carmi at the blog "Written, Inc." posts a photographic challenge each week at Thematic Photographic. This week, the theme is "Strangers in our midst." Find creative ways to photographic other people. I love it best when a photo of a stranger brings out their basic humanity - in profound or even silly ways.



When I saw this photo, I thought of the title, "The mariachi checks his text messages." These two musicians were taking a break from a Sunday afternoon gig at the busy Redondo Beach Pier. One of them took a moment to check his messages - our everyday interaction with modern technology is an all too common sight these days, even when one is garbed in traditional costume.

7 comments:

Kizz Robinson said...

You know he's probably the one who does all the booking for the band and the smart phone era has been such a boon for him!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

WE GOT THE WEDDING!!!

;-)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He's making sure the guy with the keyboard isn't supplanting him.

Karen S. said...

Great photo, he sure was caught in the act, of what we see far too much of.

Bob Scotney said...

If I had been the second man I would have 'brained' him with my instrument!. Like the photo though.

smalltownme said...

I like the mix of modern technology and tradition.

Max Sartin said...

I like the contradiction between traditional garb and modern technology. Great shot.