Faces of India – 239
Faces of India,
a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here…
A vegetable vendor; it may sound ordinary but take my word he isn’t. His shop is on a pavement hardly measuring 5 by5. The way he has stacked his vegetables in that tiny space amazed me. When floor space was hard to acquire he has used vertical stacking to solve the space problem. Almost all his vegetables are stacked up neatly one above the other. Packets of delicate baby corns at the top and sturdy pumpkins at the bottom, and in between there were the colorful vegetables.
Can you guess how old this shop is? It is 35 years old. His father ran this business at the same spot for 20 years and he has been running this shop for past 15 years. He is making enough and more profit and has no intentions of budging from that place. More than him it is the arrangement of vegetables that attracted me to the shop. A casual discussion about the shop inspired me to photograph him for my faces of India series.
The picture was taken in a busy street of Bangalore.