Connor the Barefoot Musician

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Who is the Barefoot Musician?

Connor is the Barefoot Sax Player, aka The Barefoot Musician!  He is a 13 year old boy living in New Orleans, LA.  Connor performed live at Arabi Visual Arts for the opening reception of “Extremities: An Exhibition of Hands and Feet.”  Connor is a regular model for Christopher Ryan’s concepts and can be found on this page with the tag “Connor“.


da vinchi styled saxophone player feet

saxophone player shirtless bowtie

saxophone in front of legs with harbor background

saxophone player with water tank feet in the background

barefoot shirtless saxophone player with a bowtie in front of river

resting barefoot saxophone player with a blue bowtie and tophat

saxophone player with vest in front of a beautiful orange sunset

monochromatic saxophone player with a vest and bead necklace 

feet with grey khakis and a saxophone in the background



Why barefoot?

Any barefoot musician would do really!  Smooth jazz is synonymous with the New Orleans music scene, Connor is already a regular & trusted model, and he can really play the sax!  Oh you meant to ask why barefoot?  Feet are a thing of beauty, bare feet symbolize youth & freedom.  These are regular themes in Christopher’s work, and specifically in his “Focus on Feet” photography series.



About The Author

Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning pre-conceived notions of prejudice.