Coconut Seller With A Cigarette In His Mouth

Coconut seller with a cigarette in his mouth
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The coconut vendor was working with a cigarette in his mouth by the wayside

Among the stalls in front of the mosque, there was a peddler selling coconut juice. Not a single person was buying anything, as there was a mass prayer going on inside the mosque. I guess this vendor get busy only after the mass prayer is over and many people come out of the mosque. When I walked past him, he looked bored.

The peddler came by with a used bicycle loaded with coconuts, a cigarette in his mouth, and a knife in his hand, silently cutting coconuts. He seemed to be trying to sell the coconuts by just cutting one more when someone came to buy them.

As I was watching the man cutting one after another, he noticed my presence. He turned his gaze to me. But he wasn't asking me to buy anything. With a sharp look at me, he lifted a large coconut and gave me a look as if to say, "Watch what I'm going to do". I watched with interest, thinking that he was going to cut the coconut in half in one go, but he just cut the end of the coconut a little bit and started cutting it again silently. I was a little taken aback.

日本語

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PHOTO DATA

No

11859

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

March 28, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF