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Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 7 March 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Our previous three posts featured dance groups Urban Lava and Kulture Break. The singer and rapper in this shot teamed up with Kulture Break for the day. He had some cool moves - and cool reflective shades!

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Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

supeb reflections on his sunnies. Really well framed and good DOF that helps to create an atmosphere of.......

7 Mar 2011 5:21am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

nice shot A+

7 Mar 2011 5:44am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Cap through and bright smile! is a pure joy this portrait!

7 Mar 2011 5:55am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful portrait of this singer in action. Lovely capture of reflections on his sunglass. Great mood here. Wonderful shot. :)

7 Mar 2011 7:28am

marci from in, Morocco

great great! love the reflections especially!

7 Mar 2011 7:58am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

He looks like a real character:) Great shot.

7 Mar 2011 8:04am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super portrait

7 Mar 2011 8:07am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Got a bit of Will Smith about him-cheeky attitude!

7 Mar 2011 8:11am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

I can feel his energy and fun loving nature. Again you have captured character so well ^^

7 Mar 2011 8:30am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

7 Mar 2011 9:08am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A great portrait in action with a superb DOF!

7 Mar 2011 9:27am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait of this boy/man, beautiful reflections in his sunglasses!

7 Mar 2011 10:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. we can see the energy..

7 Mar 2011 10:38am

Céline from Paris, France

Great capture, great energy. Like this portrait !

7 Mar 2011 11:03am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe portait ,qui donne le punch!!

7 Mar 2011 11:46am

Franz from Baden, Austria

... and cool shades and cool muscles! a cool portrait of a cool guy, stephen!

7 Mar 2011 12:14pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Excellent picture well done!!

7 Mar 2011 12:23pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super portrait with super reflection in his sunglasses !

7 Mar 2011 12:40pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... excellent ))

7 Mar 2011 1:28pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice energetic shot ! Phil

7 Mar 2011 1:44pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

And you took a cool shot of him!

7 Mar 2011 2:00pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

nice shot - quite dynamic

7 Mar 2011 2:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Already a cool shot, but of course those glasses kick it up a notch, yo! :)

7 Mar 2011 2:14pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Superb picture with a red beret ... but first I've seen are sunglasses and reflexes. An excellent portrait! Best regards, Adela

7 Mar 2011 2:25pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superbe portrait, bravo !

7 Mar 2011 2:31pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great shot. A perfect capture in the moment. What was that Prince song about a beret?

7 Mar 2011 3:03pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

I love the reflections on his sunglasses too!
Nice building windows!
Where were you? Ha!

7 Mar 2011 3:31pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

this is a prototype of a rapper! really! and it seems, he had a lot of fun!
great natural portrait!

7 Mar 2011 3:34pm

thami from Morocco

Puissant et dynamique avec les réflexions dans les lunettes !
Bonne début de semaine lumineuse et chaleureuse!

7 Mar 2011 4:40pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great fun...

7 Mar 2011 4:42pm

L.Dd from France

Great portrait !

7 Mar 2011 4:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's a super portrait! I think the beret is actually a baseball cap on backwards. The rappers here wear their baseball caps at all different angles.

7 Mar 2011 5:43pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks. I've now edited the title and text to remove the beret reference.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Suzanne took the words right out of my mouth! Awesome reflection - like seeing triple!Thisis a spirited and energizing portrait Stephen!!

7 Mar 2011 5:54pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good close framing & well balanced portrait

7 Mar 2011 5:55pm

philippe from moselle, France

le béret est rouge et lui a une pêche d'enfer , belle capture Stephen !!!

7 Mar 2011 7:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

yo! man! terrific capture

7 Mar 2011 7:59pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Every single time I see one of your street shots I go: WOW! Excellent light and colours here. I like the reflections in his sunglasses. Great energy and vibe

7 Mar 2011 8:20pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

The red cap is a nice touch, so is his expression. The reflection in the sunglasses finishes this image off nicely.

7 Mar 2011 8:27pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Great portrait! Light is amazing.
The "beret" is a baseball cap with a Major League Baseball logo on it.

7 Mar 2011 10:52pm

@Don Levesque: Thanks - I've now edited out the beret references in my text!

Alun from cheshire,, United Kingdom

this really is very good

7 Mar 2011 11:29pm

pete from Australia

cool dude...

8 Mar 2011 12:19am

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Wonderful series, so far Stephen, and that is what I love about your street series - there is
a feeling that everyone seems so happy and bright, never dull in sqaulid situations, but you
show that happiness which eludes most of the other street photographers. Superb work.

8 Mar 2011 2:41am

@Phil David Morris: Thanks, Phil. What I like about these performances is that they are free events in public open spaces. The Groovin' in the City program I've been shooting ran for 24 weeks; and it involved over 500 performers - mostly local acts. As you see from the links I’ve provided in my posts, the rap groups are also not for profit community groups aimed at young people.

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Great portrait ! The shallow dof is excellent.

8 Mar 2011 3:55am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Qui flaire bon la joie de vivre.
Excellente pdc.

8 Mar 2011 7:41am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Really cool portrait ! His expression and reflections on his sunglasses are simply fantastic, excellent catch !!

8 Mar 2011 3:37pm

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