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This is a traditional morning market in Sweta, Ampenan, West Lombok Island. Markets are markets anywhere in the world and there is no exception here teeming with life, full of people going about their daily lives - buying and selling - a traditional way of life which hasn't changed and often in a very relaxed manner. But what attracted me most is an exquisite mass of colour which seem a matter of routine with interesting faces and expressions at least as far as finding characters! They all seem to be captivated by something that I could look at this for ages, everyone has great expressions on their faces.

Like other markets, it also offers a great opportunity to meet and see the local ethnic 'Sasak' on their daily out of their remote villages. Great thing is that they don’t mind having their photo taken and most of the time don’t pay attention to what you’re doing. I guess gossiping goes hand in hand that women do it all the time and I suppose it's no less true here!

Like most authentic markets in Asia, it's a heady mixture of hustle and bustle, sights, colours, sounds and smells.....

and this is a pure joy of street photography

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