Becak Driver Waiting For Customers At The Kanoman Market

Becak driver waiting for customers at the Kanoman market
Shot at Kanoman market in Cirebon, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The becak driver waiting for a customer smiled shyly at me

Where there are a lot of people, there are also a lot of people in the transportation industry, such as taxis. This was the case at the Kanoman market in Cirebon, Java. There was not a single car cab in sight. There were only bicycle taxis, called Becak, waiting for customers. The young man in this photo wearing a baseball cap was one of them.

Even though there were shoppers everywhere, there was no shortage of people wanting to take a ride in a Becak. The young man with a baseball cap and stubble looked bored. When I pointed my camera at him, he gave me an embarrassed smile.

Taking a closer look at his cap, I saw that it had the logo of the New York Yankees on it. I wondered if this young man was a fan of the Yankees. No, no, this place was Indonesia. Badminton and soccer are major sports, but baseball is a completely minor sport in this country, and although the Asian Games held in Indonesia in 2018 included baseball, I have never seen a child playing baseball while walking around town. I have a hunch that this young man is not so much a fan of the New York Yankees as he is a fan of the big city of New York. That would be more appropriate.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11810

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

February 7, 2021

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF