Street Artists Part II

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OCT 12 – Union Square, NYC – A group of people were chanting what their organization called Krsna, the reservoir of pleasure. The website claimed this sound to be “transcendental”. Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 12 – Union Square, NYC – A look at the instrument they use to chant along with. The website claim that by hearing the chant, people can be freed from “ignorance and passion” and situated in the “mode of goodness”. Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 12 – Union Square, NYC – Portrait of a member who was chanting. They called this a “part of devotional service.” More details can be found on their website (krishna. org). Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 12 – Union Square, NYC – A spot that was left with all instruments and belongings. Yet no musicians were there. Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 12 – Union Square, NYC – A close-up look at the musician’s stuff. The owner turned out to be Jason Ruan, a 9-year-old prodigy who plays classical music. Videos of him busking can be found on Youtube. Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 12 – Central Park, NYC – NYC Transformerz performed dancing for a crowd of people. They tried to get the audience stand organized because of the cops. They evoked laughter by joking: “We don’t want to hurt you so give us the damn money.” Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 18 – In front of App Store, 5th Ave, NYC – Tony “Pots and Pans”, a street drummer is playing for a crowd of audience. He shouted: “Two dollars for picture; Five dollars for video” and “Money! Money!” Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 18 – In front of App Store, 5th Ave, NYC – Tony and an audience who picked up his drumsticks to play along with Tony. Tony has been playing for a so long time that we can find pictures of him through the hashtag: #tonypotsandpans. Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 18 – 5th Ave, NYC – A Jewish Christian musician and writer who just learned guitar for several months. She said that music from the music industry is devil and wore a poncho to keep herself away from the cigarette smoke. For her books, stories and many articles, go to her website: ( Credit: Nhi

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OCT 18 – 5th Ave Subway Station, NYC – June Moris is playing guitar and has no audience. According to her biography on, she “started to sing before she could even speak” and “her voice is layered with varying levels of anguish and ecstasy.” Photo Credit: Nhi

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OCT 18 – 5th Ave, NYC – A portrait of Moris while she was playing. Her teachers used to say that she is not a prodigy, but she persisted to teach herself how to play guitar and wrote her own songs. She has her album released and tries to sell it on the streets. Her Facebook page is Photo Credit: Nhi


4 thoughts on “Street Artists Part II

  1. Really beautiful stuff. I loved all the captions. I don’t communicate with the people I photograph on the street (outside of a smile and a nod of commendation) often so I always admire people that do.


    1. Thank you!! That is a very kind comment. I didn’t talk to these people easily; I consider it a way of stepping outside my comfort zone. Like I always expect interesting conversations to happen and yes, they always happened!


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