In my previous blog I presented the photographic evidence of copious tea shop visits and interactions with the owners and clientele. During those photo walks I also captured a few images of people at work.
I found that it was quite fascinating to sit and photograph people going about their daily work and trades. I wanted to post this blog simply to present the images that reflect daily life here as I see it through my lens.
This is what I enjoy most about engaging in one of my favourite hobbies here in Chittagong. Through photography I extract so much joy from being able to view and explore this fascinating city and country and to view sights that perhaps seem ordinary or even mundane to one set of eyes, yet to others tell a story.
So, here are the results. Some of the photos were taken some months/years ago, but all are from Bangladesh. Also you may notice that there are few women featured. This was obviously not a conscious decision of mine, but rather reflective of the trades I photographed, and crucially, my location.
The CNG driver
The man who fixes the rickshawalah’s wheels…
…and the man who transports their catch to market
to the man who sells them at the market…
The Produce Sellers
The Ice Cream Man
The Load Carriers and Goods Transporters
And finally, the metalsmith
All images © John Stanlake
6 thoughts on “Heigh-Ho!”
John your photography prowess is superb ! We will Skype soon to have a proper chat.Take care.xx
Fascinating photos John and it’s interesting to note the lack of health and safety in the workplace especially with the welding! Keep the photos coming as we all look forward to them. xx
Is that a Torquay United shirt that the Rickshawalah is wearing John ? As Mum & Auntie Julie have said, great photos and my favourite is still the fisherman with his son.
Really rich in colour and narrative John. I marvel at the egg man. What sacrifice to feed the chickens that produce so many eggs? And what return on those eggs?
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A previous photoblog updated with a number of new images…
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