Would be nice to see the artists' faces. Nice balance of the exposure with the broken shade.
Nice shots Lew. I find the cutoff point of the artist's feet in the first shot a little distracting. His posture makes it look like they are actually cut.
My favorite here is the last. The dichotomy of the asphalt on the left and the artwork on the right make this a striking photo and call to mind a Mondrian work. Perhaps an effort to make this photo precisely symmetrical would improve the final product.
Thank you for these comments and for the look.
The last is clearly in a different track than the first three. I thought about 'fixing' it in PP but that would have meant a good amount of PPing to move the chalk, etc. and that seemed, imo, to go too far to create a picture that I should have captured in the camera. So I left it alone.
Lew, I wasn't suggesting any "fixing" in PP. I actually like the stray bits of chalk, etc... I was merely suggesting that a crop which formed symmetrical squares would make the image more powerful.