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Get Up, Stand Out

by Lexine "TheXpressionist" Green
(St. James, Jamiaca)

Contest Entry #049 - Get Up, Stand Out

I met this old man back in 2012, at a Rastafarian event at Emancipation Park.

I must say, although he wasn’t a part of the afternoon’s line up, he was indeed my favourite performer.

He was the star of the show, not only because of his amazing musical talent, but yuh know how we Jamaicans "nuff" - We must always be seen.

His choice of clothing was rather interesting. He definitely made a fashion statement with his magnificent colour blocking! He made his own little VIP area, right in front the stage.

He placed his seat there, separating himself from everyone else. This became his own personal recording studio.

Bwoy, Jamaican people always stand out. Although he was successful in standing out in the crowd, he fitted in quite well with all the bands and artistes as he could play the tune of every single song they sang.

He missed not one key and he played so passionately. I notice he wore a medal around his neck.

I was told he wore it wherever he went.
He must have won it for his amazing flute playing.

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Sep 01, 2013
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good work NEW
by: Lisa

Nice thumbs up

Aug 28, 2013
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Orginalitii NEW
by: Anonymous

it takes a great mind to be truly original n thtz what Jamaicans are... truly original. this is a nice pic :)

Aug 28, 2013
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love it NEW
by: Anonymous

the concept of a proud jamaican...nice pic

Aug 28, 2013
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oldiess NEW
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great throw back pic (y)

Aug 28, 2013
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nice pic NEW
by: Anonymous

Nice job Lex keep it up

Aug 27, 2013
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the days NEW
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remember the the days of where the music is coming from

Aug 27, 2013
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Flute NEW
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This picture captured his essence and passion for his music. His expression expressed passion.

Aug 27, 2013
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:) NEW
by: Anonymous

Nice concept

Aug 27, 2013
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love it! NEW
by: Jo-Jo

i like the fact that this pic speaks volumes as u were able to capture the fact that he was colour blocking and the idea that his persona was able to "stand out" and u captured that moment.

Aug 27, 2013
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love it! NEW
by: Jo-Jo

i like the fact that this pic speaks volumes as u were able to capture the fact that he was colour blocking and the idea that his persona was able to "stand out" and u captured that moment.

Aug 26, 2013
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impressive NEW
by: Anonymous

great pic and the black and white effect gives it a lot of taste to it (y)

Aug 24, 2013
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Black and white NEW
by: Anonymous

Neat pic! (Y) :)

Aug 24, 2013
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Great NEW
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I love this photograph.

Aug 23, 2013
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Superb
by: Anonymous

Him look siiiiick!!!! This is really interesting too.

Aug 23, 2013
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Passion travels
by: Anonymous

I love this piece, not because of the amusing factor but because it signifies that once a passion is lit it can travel through ages. oh his colours are quite catchy too lol. Great piece

Aug 23, 2013
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Damn!!!
by: Cj

:D super pic

Aug 23, 2013
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by: Anonymous

Great Work , keep It upp (y)

Aug 23, 2013
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black & white
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yow love the black an white trust me fitting for the subject.

Aug 23, 2013
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Reggae
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Is a gud luk#reggae vibes

Aug 23, 2013
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Love
by: Benjahmin

Love this photograph really, Go Lexine!

Aug 23, 2013
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Nice
by: neville

this is how we do it in Jamaica! When a man has talents, make no sense hiding it, that should b considered a sin.

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