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This fruit and vegetable seller was sitting at his stall in the Markets in Mumbai, India. He was very fastidious about how his vegetables were displayed. In his own way he is an artist too. It was about 35 degrees and his little fan behind him was keeping him cool. He was very accommodating, when I asked to take his shot, and he sat up straight as if he was proud of himself and his showcase of goodies.

In the chaos and hectic nature of India, this man’s stall spoke of order and neatness. It was refreshing to see.

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  • James Broadway
    James Broadwayover 7 years ago

    love this one Coralie – there is always great artistry to be found in food markets and your “order amongst the chaos” description is spot on.

  • Coralie Alison
    Coralie Alisonover 7 years ago

    Thanks James… :-)

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Wonderful portrait – and yes, what a country India is – wonderful image!

  • Coralie Alison
    Coralie Alisonover 7 years ago

    Appreciate your comments Paul

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerover 7 years ago

    Lovely portrait Coralie. Did you manage to get one before he saw you. A candid shot can often work really well but you have to be quick.

  • Coralie Alison
    Coralie Alisonover 7 years ago

    I didn’t catch a candid one Peter…still trying to deal with the fact that I feel like I’m invading people’s privacy if I don’t have their permission…one day!

  • Murray Newham
    Murray Newhamabout 7 years ago

    Hey should be proud… somewhere in there is an artist… I’d have no quams buying vegies off this guy… (though I’d wash them in clean water first) ..

  • Coralie Alison
    Coralie Alisonabout 7 years ago


  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 7 years ago

    A good documentary / travel image. Brings the flavor and people from other countries to the viewer. I like the fact that aside from the carrots and tomatoes, all veggies are green. The redtomatoes, white shirt and orange carrots are also in the same plane so the ciewer attention is drawn right to the person and then explore the rest of the image…

  • Coralie Alison
    Coralie Alisonabout 7 years ago

    Love your analysis of the photo Eyal…

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