Earlier i submitted an image of this man with his pipe and two cobras dancing to his notes before his eyes. Couldn’t resist this closer portrait of his stained beard, soft, but penetrating eyes, and wrinkled skin!


new delhi, snake charmer portrait, indian man, turban, bearded face, brown eyes

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

View Full Profile


  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Fantastic portrait Phil!

  • sheryl
    thanks for your continued support. it means a lot to me! this old fellow was a real showman, and while he was “charming” his snakes, a small crowd of locals huddled around and clapped his performance as he tooted away! fun!

    – phil decocco

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkover 2 years ago

    great study, Phil. Well seen and cropped.

  • thanks margaret, I really enjoyed meeting this man. he was very outgoing and gregarious and full of fun, twinkle in the eye!

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    How wonderful, Phil – he has such a serene face

  • he was a people charmer too! He egged me into getting into a picture with him with one of the cobras around my neck.

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 2 years ago

    A very in depth study, Phil. Nice work on this, too! :-)

  • peter,
    you turned me on to this all….having fun, getting bit by bit more proficient! Stay tuned!

    – phil decocco

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 2 years ago

    Click the banner to congratulate your Fellow Artists

  • thanks lynne for placing this image among such fine work. an honor!

    – phil decocco

  • Flower-Power
    Flower-Powerover 2 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Larry
    Thanks for stopping by, and for your feedback on this image. Very much appreciated

    – phil decocco

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • Charmiene
    So glad you were “charmed” by this man…..thanks for that

    – phil decocco

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    February 29, 2012

  • Teresa, love doing business with you and your generous seletion of my work from time to time.
    Thanks for that!

    – phil decocco

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 2 years ago

    wonderful portrait, Phil! Great capture!

  • thanks Vadim for your kind words. Much appreciated! this first ever visit to India was just incredible (as they say, “Incredible India”

    – phil decocco

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 2 years ago


  • Karen
    Many thanks, glad you liked this gentle old street performer!

    – phil decocco

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait