Stills V3

January 13, 2013

Life on Market Street

Filed under: Chris — cgcooke @ 09:09

P8157541_400wLife on Market Street

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  1. Great picture – did you ask permission or do you know them? It has a sense of not being in the UK? Would be interesting to know your back story and their story.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — January 16, 2013 @ 23:49

    • You’re right Mike (and John) this isn’t in the uk but St. Johns, the capital of Antigua. Market St is aptly named as it is the one that leads to/from the market. I’ve now added the small inset as part of the answer to your question. I had asked permission to take photo’s of the bunch of guys you can see in the small inset. Well the guy with no shoes on in the original post, who you can see in the background in the small inset, eventually summoned me over and said it was good manners to ask to take photo’s of people. So I pointed out that I had (of the others). Anyway we had a chat and it eventually became obvious he was after some money. I now realise the reason he was sat there was that he was trying to sell courgettes(?), but such was his style I hadn’t realised that at the time. Which is why I haven’t included the box of the vegetables I now realise he had at his side.

      Comment by cgcooke — January 20, 2013 @ 00:04

  2. The combination of their two expressions and their distribution in the picture make for a very compelling study. Somehow bare feet doesn’t say – UK! But it might have been taken on one hot day in the summer! The guy on the right seems to be very proud of his white trainers.

    Comment by zavaell — January 19, 2013 @ 07:48

  3. Interesting observation on the dynamics of taking photographs in different places!

    Comment by zavaell — January 20, 2013 @ 07:54

  4. It is slightly incongruous with him sitting there clutching his courgette and no indication of why or where it came from. I think white plimsol man is the more interesting.

    Comment by Rex — January 21, 2013 @ 21:12

    • Yes Rex the ambiguity of his pose troubled me when I got back home. If I had included the cardboard box to his right, which as I say, I now realize was full of courgettes, there would be a much stronger suggestion that what he is a actually doing is offering the courgette up for sale.

      Comment by cgcooke — January 21, 2013 @ 23:18


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