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Street Artist, Costa Rica

The small tourist village was very busy. Situated at the sidewalk, the street artist looked like a homeless guy but younger and cleaner. He was extremely focused on his project. It was a black walnut shell he picked up from under a tree, and he intended to make a turtle-shaped pendent out of it. The finished pendent would sell for $5. Sweat beads forming on his forehead and sawdust flew everywhere. Many tourists passed him and did not stop. Can he sell some to buy a dinner tonight?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Camera: DMC-GX7
Copyright: © SPRING TSENG