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Aur Dhikhao Bhaiya

Posted by
Avishyaa (Manama, Bahrain) on 26 July 2015 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The caption of this photograph is the probably the most used phrase by every single shopper on the streets on India; it loosely translates to 'show me some more designs brother'.
The word 'bhaiya' literally means brother and it used by most young girls and women to refer to the sellers.
I took this photograph mainly because it clearly captured exactly how the shopkeeper's show us item after item in various designs while we stand and decide which one we like better. It also highlighted an interesting observation I made while in Delhi. Along the very streets that had these men and women selling their 'street clothes', were branded stores like H&M and Forever21.
In the image above, you can also see that the store behind the girls has a sale going on, and even then a majority of the girls prefer street shopping.

Canon EOS 1000D 1/40 second F/5.6 ISO 250 35 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.

L'angevine from Angers, France

bien le choix

27 Jul 2015 7:22am

Canon EOS 1000D
1/40 second
ISO 250
35 mm