Young Tailor Working With An Old Sewing Machine

Young tailor working with an old sewing machine
Shot in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The young tailor was working with a pretty old sewing machine

As I walked through the residential area of Jakarta, small shops appeared here and there along the street. The one I saw just a few minutes ago was a motorcycle mechanic's shop, and the next one was a tailor's shop. A man wearing a Taqiyah was sitting in a small shop that could have filled with just one table, and a sewing machine was on the table. It's one of those tiny little tailoring shops you often see in Southeast Asia and South Asia.

The sewing machine used by this tailor was very old. In Japan, they would be classified as antiques. There was a butterfly drawing on the body of the sewing machine, and it seemed to be written "BUTTERFLY" on it, but it was faded away. Many of these old sewing machines are made by SINGER in the U.S., but this one seemed to be different.

In any case, it was a very old sewing machine and looked like it has been passed down from generation to generation. I wonder if this young tailor's great-grandfather might have used it. When I pointed the camera at the tailor working on the old machine, he gave me a youthful smile in contrast to his aging machine and gave me a firm thumbs-up.

日本語
Sep 2020 INDONESIA PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

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11656

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

September 2, 2020

Modified On

May 26, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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