The Mechanic : In this image you can see a mechanic repairing a gas oven in his little shop in central Calcutta.From the kind of kitchen apparatus on display in his shop,it is evident that he repairs pressure cookers and juicer-mixers too,apart from gas ovens.Such small shops can be found in large numbers,especially in the Chandni Chowk area,where mechanics of mobile/cell phones outnumber others by a large margin.In India,the policy for middle class people is to buy such gadgets/instruments etc.which have a longer life or are repairable at low cost.In this way,you can expect a normal color TV to last for at least 15 years and a car for 20 years.But the onslaught of the consumer market is eating into such old miserly mindset.Giants like Samsung,Nokia,Suzuki expect you to believe in the use and throw policy.But as you can observe here,it will certainly take a few more decades before Indians start to throw their stuffs away before repairing them at least once.
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UlfE (14641) 2014-04-14 10:54
We are neighbours today. A really fine daily life scene with this meachanic at work. I love the concentrated expression on his face. The lighting and sharpness could not have been better. TFS and have a fine week!
cargus (9075) 2014-04-14 11:16
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
fds (8748) 2014-04-14 11:37
ciao dear farhat another very beautiful image from Calcuta with this men mechanic
great colors and fantastic scharpnees and details
and very interested document for my
JanArie (619) 2014-04-14 11:48
Hello Farhat, very nice, interesting and colorful photo.
pajaran (54114) 2014-04-14 11:52
Intresantan i dobar tekst, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na majstora i radionicu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana radionica i trenutak sa majstorom, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Intresantan and good text with a description ...
Nice view of the masters and workshops ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated workshops and a moment with the master, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful moment is shown.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
holmertz (43619) 2014-04-14 11:53
If everyone would behave like Indians, actually repairing things, the world economy could collaps :-). We are supposed to buy new things regularly to keep the GDP's forever growing. But the world would be less fun to watch without people like this man in his small repair shop. It's a great photo, full of fascinating details, and the light and colours are superb.
boa (6225) 2014-04-14 12:00
this is a very nice shot of this mechanic and his small workshop. In Sweden we can´t see scenes like this anymore. Most things are thrown away as you say, and that is a pity in my opinion. I am a big fan of old mechanical things and machines that can be repaired. It is like a hobby for me to repair and nice when things are in order again. A sharp and clear shot and an excellent contribution to TE, tfs!
rbassin (19445) 2014-04-14 12:01
une scène intéressante , c'est bien observé.
Son atelier rudimentaire présente plein de détails.
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2014-04-14 12:40
I think it's great to see this, a skilled man repairing that which can be to extendits life and avoid needless waste. Although I live surrounded by it, I really dislike the throwaway culture and have great admiration for reuse. This is a beautifully composed image too, the man is so perfectly clear and so we'll positioned in the shot while l around he is surrounded by the signs of his trade. Very nice scene and interesting note
Thanks as always
lousat (80995) 2014-04-14 14:59
HI Farhat,it looks very professional,so concentrate on his work,a very nice capture,original and particular showing us this interesting man with the colored hairs,great view on your working place too taken with a perfect quality,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
daddo (25429) 2014-04-14 16:17
Salam Farhat. At first, reading your note I was full of admiration for the practice of repairing things (my father used to be able to repair toasters, irons, radios, shoes, cars, washing machines...), BUT then i came across your expression "miserly mindset" and I found this term odd in the context. Surely one would want these men to flourish as they in their modest ways lessen the impact of pollution and degradation of our earth by prolonging the life of appliances and so lessening the needless orgy of consumerism and so the belching of pollutants into the sky by factories.This man for me embodies a range of knowledge, skills and patience- something which is becoming less and less visible in our world.
Miguel82 (26196) 2014-04-14 18:56
That guy looks concentrated doing a precise work Fabbs, bright hues, excellent light, regards
thebest (4276) 2014-04-14 23:23
I cannot imagine a mechanic here in Australia working in these primitive conditions... Excellent portrayal of everyday life in Calcutta...
Colours & clarity superb.
emka (83992) 2014-04-14 23:35
Hello farhat, it is always interesting to observe the people working. How he can work in this position? It amazes me in India. Excellent composition, good colours and sharpness.
WArm regrads MAlgo
ikeharel (61359) 2014-04-15 1:36
Nicely taken the working man in his shop, Farhat.
Elements of the workshop are very well shown, under good light management, and his face expression convey great concetration at work.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-04-15 1:48
We need a man like this is Windhoek Farhat. It would save money, provide employment and do something to stem our throw-away mindset!
A great DL scene that shows very clearly that a will to work and provide one's family with the necessities of life requires dedication and a very small workshop.
A great lesson!
shreya2000 (1500) 2014-04-15 2:21
Dear Mr. Farhat,
It is alwasys good to see a man working with his instruments so that in your pic. The colours are very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-15 3:28
una foto fatta molto bene con una gestione della luce perfetta.
Il soggetto è interessante e lo hai colto in maniera decisamente naturale nel pieno della sua attività.
Colori, contrasto e nitidezza ottimi.
Ciao e buona giornata
snunney (88246) 2014-04-15 4:14
It is true, here in the West, at least, we are becoming more and more the throwaway society taken for a ride by the manufacturers and their incessant advertising. This is a very successful image, well composed and ideally exposed. I like the expression of concentration on the man's face with his glasses at the end of his nose and the many items of interest to be observed. Excellent depiction of daily life in the workshops of Calcutta.
Nicou (127694) 2014-04-15 6:49
quelle scène et image sueprbe quelle vue et compo de cet artisan dans sa boutique sueprbe image et captage quelle belle image.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (26722) 2014-04-15 8:57
You have a good eye for such interesting scenes, very good photo with perfect light, detais and composition
Gigidusud (17599) 2014-04-15 10:43
A beautiful work scene well captured. You are the king of capturing daily life scènes. Bravo!
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (34626) 2014-04-15 10:55
Hi Farhat, very great photo of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
marina7 (8055) 2014-04-15 11:35
man at work is always an inspirational sight!:) I like his concentrated look and casual posture, the turquoise background seems to be a very unusual choice for such a shop. Nice daily life capture, well done.
marabu61 (9205) 2014-04-15 12:14
Great to see that many old skills are still alive and this man at work in his shop is a nice example indeed. The wider angle puts him nicely in context with his work and surroundings.
have a great day
nikkitta (16204) 2014-04-15 15:38
How good to see people repairing things and not just throwing away what can be needed for another poor person, as happens here with all items you name
Like the daily life capture, the men quite concentrated in his job with lot to admire
This scene is still seen in small cities at my country´s interior
Congrats and tfs
photoray (13160) 2014-04-15 16:44
Fine candid of the industrious mechanic and repairman, surrounded by his subjects.
I donate my material belongings to Hospice or Cancer Research after I no longer use them.
Recycling is indeed very important.
Thanks for sharing,
mcmtanyel (15529) 2014-04-15 22:38
You are presenting priceless images from eevryday life in Calcutta, TFS! Great composition, lovely colors!
Fis2 (88735) 2014-04-16 0:47
A very curious scene, interesting work.
Good frame and colors.
Nice reportage shot.
Have a nice afternoon
mohammad_H (9696) 2014-04-16 1:16
Hi Has an interesting view of the traditional workplace and community social documentary Good job of introducing the service in your country Good day
ourania (35009) 2014-04-16 2:35
this is a superb picture, a very interesting presentation of the mechanic at work. I like very much the balance and harmony of your composition consisting of so many details. You considered composition and framing with great care and the result is very pleasing. I like very much the naturalness of the scene and the rare palette of colours. Everything is well placed and looks significant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-16 3:04
A fine picture of the repair man engrossed in his trade. Very good DL and street photography. I think not throwing away products is a good practice for Indian economy it helps to generate alternate means of livelihood as this man in your picture. However with the onslaught of consumerism these kind of marginal players are already in a spot of bother and will be extinct pretty. Good for you to have captured one of the few remaining. A photo with fine detailing and superb clarity. Thanks for sharing.
P.S. Tomake ar tomar apon joneder janai Noboborhser priti o subheccha.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-04-16 3:23
A nice daily life shot is here. You got a nice frame with this working man. Like the composition with fine colours. Excellent shot. TFS.
adramad (39770) 2014-04-16 8:22
Great composition, showing us with great realism, the daily work of the mechanic performing the task, the large number of items displayed by the image, makes it very interesting to dwell on details.
Beautiful colors, very natural tones.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Very well done. I love it,
Have a nice day.
Very warm greetings.
jcpix (13726) 2014-04-16 15:53
So refreshing to see people still working with their hands...seems to be a lost art these days!? Easy to see why this has been a popular shot...not only is it a great depiction of daily life, but there are many colors and textures to admire along with the myriad of materials. A solid link, one with the other in terms of man and his trade. Lovely result! Enjoy the new day. All the best.
kato (11630) 2014-04-17 2:38
You're capturing well this small repairing shop in city by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive yp see the spectacle which a repairman repairs mechanic insturument by using suitable tool at his narrow workplace. It's also impressive in repair parts on shelf. To be sure, consumers can hold down big expenses by repairng the goods and can use a goods for a long time.
eldancer1 (30710) 2014-04-17 6:29
To survive one has to be a master of just about fixing anything mechanical. Looks like a one-person shop. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
annjackman (20533) 2014-04-17 9:50
This is an excellent daily life shot showing this man concentrating on his work. During my trip to India I noticed how resourceful people were and how the small shops served the community so well. The picture is very clear and the detail fascinating.
Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (110253) 2014-04-17 9:58
Votre note tout comme cette présentation est très intéressante, beaucoup de détails a voir dans ce petit endroit de travail, belle scène de vie bien présenter
Silvio1953 (128231) 2014-04-17 12:41
Ciao Farhat, lovely daily life composition with man at work, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
omid266 (6686) 2014-04-17 20:10
dear friend , another eacellent work from peolple and jobs in your beautiful country,
very well done and Thanks for sharing,
Good luck in your Path,
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-04-22 13:07
a nice tribute to the profession and a very appropriate note to conclude your always interesting work!
clic (15760) 2014-04-24 5:36
All the ragtag seen at backdrop proves the talent of "Mr Fix IT" for main earning.
A soft lighting shows allover minute details of his repair backshop.
delpeoples (54425) 2014-04-25 6:34
Namaskar dear Farhat
This skilled tradesman looks so intent on his job. I love that he is seated like he is - one would never see an Australian mechanic seated like this. The surrounding green paintwork is also very attractive. Excellent daily life shot, thanks for sharing.
COSTANTINO (58665) 2014-04-27 8:26
Hello my dear friend
I have to suggest something to you
you must publish all your photos
showing professions like this
mechanic repairing a gas oven
in his little shop
your notes are really useful
in other countries it is
very difficult to see scenery
like this with the mechanic
so all those photos must
josepmarin (57841) 2014-04-29 11:40
the sitting style of this mechanic is really amazing, I wonder if this is the best position for to work.
The capture is very natural and has a great spontaneity, offering us a real daily life scene in this city.
adores (39808) 2014-05-13 15:23
Another good shot from Calcutta! He seems so concentrated on his work. I like the composition with the green shelves and all the objects surrounding him.
serp2000 (41626) 2014-05-15 2:57
Oh, your photo reminds me about repair of an umbrella.
Simple but interesting presentation of the street worker, fine details of his work place. TFS!
Greetings from Russia!
fritzi007 (8098) 2014-05-16 15:59
very interesting photo from the Indian world of work, congratulations!
carlo62 (37153) 2014-05-25 1:16
questo meccanico è molto concentrato nel suo lavoro, mi colpisce la vista di questa sua piccola bottega artigiana.
Bello scatto, un istante congelato nel tempo di una cultura molto diversa dalla mia, ma comunque uguale nel senso stesso della vita, ognuno di noi si alza la mattina per fare il proprio lavoro.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16813)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5 - 5.6G Nikkor AF-S
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-14 10:47