Becak Driver During A Nap

Becak driver during a nap
Shot in Cirebon, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The driver was asleep in the seat of a Becak parked in the shade of a tree

I was walking in the shade of a tree. It was a road with little traffic, so it was calm and a little cool in the shade. It was the kind of place where, in Japan, several taxis would have lined up to take a rest. But there were no four-wheeled car cabs parked in the shade of the trees in Cirebon. Perhaps there are no four-wheeled motor cabs in this town. I didn't see one while walking around the city. There were no cabs on the road, but there were human-powered bicycle cabs called Becak all over the place.

There were no four-wheeled vehicles on the road, but human-powered bicycle taxis were everywhere, parked on the side of the road in a vehicle called a becak, with the driver slumped in his seat. The driver was slumped in his seat, apparently sleeping soundly because he didn't even twitch when I stood close to him. It's the same in India and other parts of South Asia, but here in Indonesia, even though the bicycle cabs are different, the drivers look uncomfortable sleeping in their seats. Neither the cycle rickshaws in India nor the becak in Indonesia are designed for people to sleep on the seat. However, the drivers do sleep on them. The driver in this photo was also sleeping in an uncomfortable position.

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PHOTO DATA

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11830

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

February 27, 2021

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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