Porters In Front Of The Station

Porters in front of Cirebon station
Shot in Cirebon, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

In front of the station in Cirebon, porters in matching shirts were waiting for customers to come

The main street stretching from the railway station in Cirebon was lined with stores. There were also mobile food stalls in front of the stores, and several benches were placed on the street, probably to eat the food bought from the stalls. In one such corner, a group of men wearing matching shirts was hanging out.

These men wore shirts with collars that reminded me of bowling shirts. The two-tone orange and navy blue color made them stand out as they chatted with each other. When I first saw them, I thought they were the drivers of the Becak parked in front of the station, but that was not the case. They were dressed in matching shirts waiting for a bicycle cab customer to come.

If you look at the chest of the shirts they were wearing, you can see a small "PORTER" written on them. These men were porters carrying the luggage of travelers who had come to Cirebon station. Unfortunately, no one came to this town with large luggage, even though the men were ready to carry their luggage right now. I was only carrying one camera bag, too. These men without work had no choice but to hang out and chat next to the food stalls in front of the station.

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Where is Cirebon?

PHOTO DATA

No

11774

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

December 29, 2020

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF