Lauren Heerschap  

Street Opera Diva by Lauren Heerschap

July 2024 - Street Opera Diva

About the Image(s)

On a recent trip to Spain, in Barcelona I photographed this street performer. She was singing very high notes of an opera. I wondered what her story was, and why there was a man's hat behind her? I did a double take; I think the person was really singing a 1st soprano, but
that hat...

ISO 1600, 70mm. f8, 1/60 sec.

2 comments posted

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi Lauren, Great expressive street photo. The vignetting helps frame the singer. The hat? We can only guess. Does it mean she has a male cohort or protector? Is her cohort out picking pockets in the audience? Is this a person in drag? I love your photo. At the Olympics in Barcelona in 1992, however, was the only time I've had cameras stolen. Karl   Posted: 07/06/2024 16:21:01

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Wonderful street action. The detail, vibrant colors and soft background are striking. She looks impassioned. Perhaps she was singing about her man that got away and all she has left of him is his hat. Or perhaps the hat is usually turned over and placed in front of her for tips - but this one was on the house. Is that you in reflection?   Posted: 07/11/2024 20:50:55


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