I was walking down a jumbled alleyway that stretched along the river in Jakarta. I was walking past the locals who were having a good time. Some were lazily chatting, while others were doing their best to do something. The man in the tank top in this photo was the latter.
It seemed that what the man was doing was a kind of on-the-side job. He was peeling off the blue stickers on a sheet of paper, molding them with a utility knife. Of course, it may have been molded beforehand, but it's a nerve-wracking process. If you're careless, you'll end up peeling off places you shouldn't. The man seemed to be concentrating on his work. When I pointed my camera at him, he nodded his head to give me permission to take photos, but he kept looking at his hands.
I've seen people doing on-the-side jobs with sewing machines in places where sewing is popular, but it was rare to see any other on-the-side job. What's more, the men's side jobs are old-fashioned side jobs, where they do detailed work by hand. I suspect that these days, these on-the-side jobs may be done with a smartphone, but I'm not so sure.
December 2, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF