iPhoneography: Mozart, Film Lab, Chicago


April 9, 2010
Chicago, Illinois

Toolbox: Film Lab, Photogene, FocalLab, Best Camera

I love the buskers on the train platforms. New York, London, and Chicago are especially rich with musicians of widely varying talent playing for you for tips and spare change as you wait for your train.

His name isn’t Mozart. Maybe it’s an epithet passers-by throw his way as they talk among their friends. Mozart is what he played so very passionately on his Erhu while I waited for the Red Line to take me downtown.

Accompanied by a CD on his boombox, this clash of cultures created a sound that was mesmerizing and one that I don’t think Wolfgang Amadeus himself would have minded.