I was walking along the wide street in Jakarta. Like in Tokyo, there are many convenience stores here and there in this big city, but I couldn't find one along this boulevard. Instead, there were old-fashioned kiosks operating on the side of the road. The small booth in this photo was one of them.
There were boxes of cigarettes stacked on the shelves and a plastic water bottle in a basket in front of it. It was, in a manner of speaking, a 3.3 square meter-sized convenience store. There are no large capitalized convenience stores in the vicinity, so there is still room for a store like this one. If a large-capitalized store is opened nearby, a small-scale kiosk like this one would not be able to compete. After all, it would be difficult to serve both hot and cold food and drinks, which are commonplace in convenience stores.
The owner of the kiosk, wearing a hat, was sleeping inside the kiosk. He remained still with his head hanging down. I was thirsty and wanted to buy a bottle of water, but he didn't wake up when I stood in front of him. I didn't want to interrupt his nap, so I just took some photos and continued on my way.
August 5, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF