I wished to try capturing the rush of the city of Kolkata.. This wasnt my first attempt.
I photographed this young boy, with coconut slices arranged in a thali, selling it to drivers in the hot afternoon, in esplanade.
I was walking by the mid path with two sides of the road busy with traffic. I was eagerly searching for a frame with the Grand hotel, with the hawkers below it and the city rush, when I noticed the boy on the other side of the railing. But when I finally brought him to focus, he noticed me 🙁 and the traffic lights turned red.. even then, I wanted to snap him. I wanted him to be shifted towards the right, with the cars to the left of the frame..
As a photograph, the boy looking at the camera is not good, I agree. I was even confused regarding which version should be kept.
I wondered what this boy would grow up to be ! Well I still do.. I admit, we see less child labour as compared to when we were school goers, we even see less people on streets.. but when will be completely a thing of the past? I wonder. I am not eligible to comment, whether this is fast development or this is not, but would definitely not like to see children on streets or child labour anywhere..
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Special thanks to Arka Dhara for the B/W version of the Photograph.
Photograph: Anirban Saha Photography.
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