Demonic Laughter! (Mwa ha ha ha ha!)
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Pan.Optikum (Germany) put on an awesome show in Calle 2 (2nd street, just outside of Guadalajara, Mexico) as part of Zapopum!, concentrating this year on street performers.
In most "street photos" you can count on the artist being at least relatively stationary, (if not completely stationary like the human statues) but that wasn't the case here!
The white makeup'd dude in lower left is actually a photographer (or playing the part of one)! He's shooting photos of the guy in upper right, who is composing poetry on a typewriter, then shouting it out to us. I believe he was portraying Pablo Neruda but bc they're Germans speaking not fluent Spanish (not my first language), I couldn't understand what they were saying. But every now and then I'd here, "and that's worth... A PHOTO!" and bam! off would go the big flash. Yes, bc I live in a foreign land, I've become accustomed to enjoying myself even when I have no idea what's happening! :)
I found it very challenging trying to avoid being hit by the steel aparratus that held them (metal just doesn't seem to "give" much when it hits your head), as well as avoiding hitting the audience (not nice to throw an elbow into grandma's eye), most of whom seemed entranced in the show, as they should have been.
Felt like taking photos of a football game, but instead of being on the sidelines, I was actually on the field, along aunts and nephews...
And stuff's exploding!
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