Man Making Shutters

Man making shutters
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The man in a red shirt was assembling shutters at a construction site

As I walked through the area lined with houses in Jakarta, more and more buildings that seemed to be companies started to appear among the houses. A little further along, the residential area would end and I would reach the main street. As I was thinking this, I came across the construction site in this photo.

There were several men working inside. In front of the man in the foreground, there was a long metal object on the ground that I couldn't understand. The man in the red shirt took one look at me as I approached, wondering what the heck this was. But he didn't stop his work.

As I stared at him, I saw that he was fitting a metal plate to a bellows framework. He was inserting the metal plate from the end of the framework. The man seemed to be making shutters. I thought shutters were made in some mass-production factory, so I was surprised to see them being made in a corner of the construction site.

The work of putting the boards together seemed to be more nerve-wracking than it looked, and the man in the red shirt was so serious about his work that he didn't care about my camera. Still, it was a very big shutter.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11762

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

December 17, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF