Man Reading A Newspaper In A Maintenance Shop

Man reading a newspaper in a maintenance shop
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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In the maintenance shop, a man was leisurely reading a newspaper on a bench at the edge of the shop

There are many motorbikes running around Jakarta, not only Gojek and Grab motorbike cabs, but also many private motorbikes. Indonesia is the third-largest producer of motorbikes in the world after China and India, with a production volume of roughly 7 million units. That's more than 10 times the production of Japan. The population is about twice that of Japan, so the ownership rate is much higher than in Japan. For this reason, it is not unusual to see people working on their motorbikes or to see motorbike maintenance stores while walking around Jakarta. On this occasion, I was walking along the street when I passed by a motorbike maintenance store.

There was a motorbike in the store, but the mechanic was relaxed. I couldn't tell if he had already finished servicing the motorbike or if he didn't want to proceed with his work. Either way, he was sitting on a chair at the end of the store, reading a newspaper, not paying attention to the motorbike. If you work too hard, you won't be able to be productive, so the best way to work is to have enough time to read the newspaper like this man. I wish I could work in such a relaxed atmosphere.

日本語
Apr 2021 INDONESIA PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

No

11866

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

April 4, 2021

Modified On

August 10, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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