i took this photograph of ethiopian composer and piano player Hailu Mergia at a concert at Urban Spree last monday. i really like this picture a lot, though it has its share of compositional flaws. if you are interested in more pictures from this very concert and maybe a short review of it i recommend a quick stop over at fellow wordpress blog itsonlymusicbutlive. i started contributing photos from and texts about concerts in berlin recently. while i’m at it you could of course also follow this cncrt pctrs link to see some more of my concert pictures.
This picture has a soul! Well done!
thanks lot. i guess you could be right and that’s the reason why i like it so much.
lovely picture… i can really feel the emotions :)
thank you! it was really a great concert. such a friendly and groovy atmosphere…
i can imagine :)
A fantastic image!!!! I love it, Peter!!
Thanks so much, Malin! I’m really happy with it, too.
Very evocative, soulful image as another visitor has said. I don’t have any problems with the composition, and even if there are some, maybe that’s a strength in a portrait where depth of character is paramount, not the photographer’s technical control.
thanks a lot! you are right of course that the technical control is often of minor interest in the picture but it could maybe have been the icing on the cake ;)
i’m quite happy with this picture in any case.
Great passion and emotion! :)
it really was a passionate concert. i can definitely recommend it ;)
I love the shadow of a second musician on the wall.
thanks a lot. that’s what really struck me when i noticed it and then i rushed to get a shot.