Photographer's Note

I love local markets, and with a bounty of photo opportunities, Nice’s Marché Aux Fleurs does not disappoint. Filled with so many different products from the region…the sights, sounds, and aromas are intoxicating…not to mention a string of colorful umbrella tops and interesting vendors all coming together for a fun and vibrant Riviera atmosphere.

From where I was positioned for this shot I had a great view over the square. The parade of activity was interesting to watch, catching glimpses of people and vendors through the maze of stalls. I happened to catch this particular gentleman as he was getting ready to clean some fish for a purchase that was taking place just out of frame. Well, I’m assuming that’s what he was doing anyway…he could just have well been a member of the mafia, and those were his tools of torture beside the bucket, with an accomplice lurking nearby in the shadows. hehe

I hadn’t ever given much thought to this picture until recently, and although I’m not really sure why, there’s just something about the daily life aspect that has rejuvenated my interest.

Now, if you’re wondering about the title…it’s kind of a play on words. Leaning on the name of the well known fairy tale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and combining it with an actual fish, that being lox….this guys naturally curly hair (a.k.a. locks) and his given profession seemed like an amusing tie in…or maybe not, it’s just my goofy humor at work!? :)

Thanks for stopping by.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-09-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-05-12 21:28
Viewed: 1644
Points: 20
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