Most of the characters promoting shows on the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe festival are quite colourful. Literally and figuratively. For example, how often have you come across a smiling zombie?
I can’t remember which show this young lady was promoting, but she was very cooperating and gave me a nice portrait.
But not everyone liked to pose in a friendly manner. I got a number of rather scary looks.
While sitting on a kerb, this gentleman gave me some of his best scary impressions, You got to love the makeup.
He was part of a group of theatre students from London if I remember correctly. Very friendly bunch, even though you couldn’t tell from this photograph!
I guess I’d be grumpy too if I had blood all over my face.
While the scary/zombie theme is quite popular, at the Fringe Festival, you are just as likely to meet some real gentlemen.
The show “Distinguished Gentlemen” was described as an outrageous tale of lust and lunacy.
Well, may be not! In any event, the sight of a man in a wedding dress promoting the show “This Much (or an act of violence against marriage)” from the Moving Dust Company definitely cheered me up. Only at the Fringe!
I was not going to pass on this wonderful photo opportunity. The real challenge was getting a nice expression from the subject with no people n the background.
Statues are also an integral part of the Fringe Festival, and they come from all over the UK.
Lutrek Statues and Clowns are based in Bristol and London. They travel all over the UK and the World, according to their website.
Patience really paid off. I had seen this statue a couple of times as he was leaving the scene, and couldn’t manage to get a good pic. But the third time proved to be a charm.
The colour match between the statue and the background is what caught my attention here.
And no festival would really be complete without some clowns. I was really drawn to the colourful outfit.
I really like his outfit. Especially the hat. Don’t you?