From Havana to Paris to Kathmandu: Chance Encounters with Musicians of Our World: Robert Sturman Photography

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on Nov 25, 2011
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“When God created Man, he gave him Music as a language different from all other languages. And early man sang her glory in the wilderness; and she drew the hearts of kings and moved them from their thrones.” ~ Kahlil Gibran


The Guitarist ~ Trinidad, Cuba

The Musical Poet ~ East Los Angeles

The Unknown Bluesman ~ New Orleans

Anna's World ~ Venice Beach

Father and Son ~ Rajasthan, India


A Song for New Orleans

Triumph ~ Paris.


Street Musician ~ Copenhagen, Denmark


Harlequins ~ Venice Beach


Alejandro ~ Havana, Cuba


Gypsy ~ Venice Beach



“Poet, You are the life of this life, and you have triumphed over the ages despite their severity.” 

~ Kahlil Gibran 

“For me, the Musician is the universal symbol of the Artist. While in deep gratitude and adoration of all of the arts,  music is the most mysterious and potent for me. I tried here and there to play but it never was natural to me. I decided later on that I had to love music SO MUCH, that I would have something to aspire towards visually. And if I can begin to approach that feeling music evokes, with a visual language of colors, shapes, tones and vibrations, then maybe I might be getting somewhere.” ~ Robert Sturman

All images from this series were created using a Polaroid process in which the artist carves into the surface of the image before the pigment in the film sets. Photoshop has not been used to alter these images.

Learn more about Robert Sturman.

Other Elephant Journal Posts by Robert Sturman.


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  3. Dearbhla says:

    Beautiful piece Robert. I love what you wrote underneath…I think that for many of us who are not inherently musical we can at best pay homage to its magic and potency, and express the reverence we feel through whatever talents we have. Thank you for sharing this.