Boy Eating Against The Wall

Boy eating against the wall
Shot in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia tetsuOzawa

The boy was sitting alone on a bench by the side of the road, eating against the wall

As I walked down the alley, I saw the main street in the distance. At the exit of the alley, the visible boulevard is Hayam Wuruk Street. Jakarta has a number of major streets running through, but it is designed in such a way that there are only wide streets to connect the main street to the main street. As soon as you enter the side from the main street, there are only alleys that are difficult for cars to pass. It can't be helped that the cars gather on the main street and get stuck in traffic jams.

When I walked down the alleyway leading to the main street with this in mind, there were mobile food stalls and motorbikes by the wayside. A bench was also placed there. And there was a boy sitting alone on the bench, looking lonely. He was eating some kind of cake with a container of soft drink beside him, probably bought at some fast food place.

If that was all it was, it would simply be a hungry boy eating a snack on a street corner, but what was a little out of the ordinary was that the boy was eating against the wall. The boy was eating silently by himself, with his back to everything that came and went in the alley. He looked like he was depressed about something. But I'm not in a good mood to talk to him as a stranger. All I could do was walk past him as if nothing had happened.

Trivial Moments by Tetsu Ozawa
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Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

September 4, 2020


Jakarta, Indonesia


Street Photography