Saturday, March 20, 2010

Slackwire Artist

Street performer, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London
Street performer in front of St Paul's Church
Covent Garden, London, September 2003

6 comments:

Jacob said...

These kinds of people are always interesting...is the kid a shill?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very nice shot. I wonder if slackwire is harder than right rope--seems like it would be, but I know nothing about it.

Stine in Ontario said...

Is the little one is part of the audience or part of the act? Very cute!

tapirgal said...

It all looks laid back and relaxing, except I wouldn't want to be the one walking the rope. It's kind of funny. The little guy wants to perform, too, but he's not ready for a rope, either. I like the expression on the performer's face. He looks amused.

VP said...

@ Jacob, Stine - No, they usually pick a kid and someone from the audience, just to involve more people, keeping them from walking away.
@ Mary - It's probably safer, but it looks harder to me...
@ tapirgal - I have seen this guy many times since: he's very good at it, he can juggle daggers on that rope!

Tinsie said...

Nice capture!