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Posted by
Avishyaa (Manama, Bahrain) on 23 July 2015 in Documentary & Street.

Shoeshiners are commonly found outside metro stations and in business districts. The term was put together back when India was under the British rule and young boys were used by British men to polish their shoes before work and during the day as they traveled from place to place.
Nowadays, it is a job taken up by young boys from poorer families who have been unable to attend school. I have to say though, they were extremely friendly boys but refused to look straight at the camera and insisted I take a photograph of them from afar.

Canon EOS 1000D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 800 126 mm

Currently Business student but still an ardent fan of photography. I'm originally from India but I've been raised on the little island of Bahrain all my life and am now living in Canada. I started photography back in 2012 and my style and subjects have evolved so much since then. I'm always trying to learn with each photograph I take, so I would love to read whatever advice you have to share.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice street shot!
such beautiful composition, colors, lights & treatment!

23 Jul 2015 5:48pm

@omid: thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

L'angevine from Angers, France


24 Jul 2015 10:13am

@L'angevine: thank you very much

Canon EOS 1000D
1/125 second
ISO 800
126 mm