The Erhu and John Gao

So I've come back to my blog for the first time in about 4 hours, and it feels really empty. Now, I don't have enough time tonight to do a full blog entry about a photo shoot I've done but I have just enough time to write a little entry. Something had to be done about it's baron state! 

Right, so in a rush to find something, I sorted through a couple hundred of the photo's I've taken in the last week and found John Gao. Interestingly enough, this is how I found John Gao himself - in a rush to find something. I was renting an 85mm f/1.4 Rikonon lens from camera traders for the weekend so that I could have more flexibility for the Rifflandia gig, and this was the first time I had had to myself to test the lens out in the daylight - as opposed to notoriously lit gig venues. 

The music was great, and only once I had dropped a few coins into his case, did it occur to me that he was a great subject to shoot. In the past, I have had difficulty with shooting buskers, because they wanted coin first, but John Gao was such a friendly fellow I don't think it would have mattered.

Anyways, here is the picture:

 Canon 50D with Rokinon 85mm f1.4 USM - f2.8 at 1/1500 sec at 100 ISO.