Shot at Taman Sari district in Jakarta, Indonesia.
As I wandered through the residential area, I saw low-rise dwellings and shops on the street. The end of the residential area was approaching when I saw a skyscraper at the end of the street when I was walking through in the middle of the street. The smell of ordinary people's life does not come from the redeveloped high-rise buildings anymore. From the direction, the skyscraper in this photo was facing Hayam Wuruk Street, one of the main streets in Jakarta.
The contrast between low-rise buildings and high-rise buildings inevitably gives a sense of the gap between rich and poor. In fact, the Gini coefficient, an indicator of income inequality in society, is quite high, around 0.4. in Indonesia. The rich are getting richer and the less rich are staying less rich in this country.
As I was walking around thinking about this, I came to a small grocery store. The shop was lined with balls and other children's playthings. And beside them, a little girl was sitting on a stand. She seemed to be lounging around and spending time with her father, the owner of the store.
It would be nice to be wealthy, but I felt that if the whole town was filled with skyscrapers, I wouldn't be able to see the scene of a little girl lounging on the side of the road with her father.
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July 1, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF