At Work by Hena Tayeb

Most know of Pakistan as a third world fanatical Muslim country full of terrorists. I have lived in Pakistan, my parents were born and raised there and though it has its many faults it also has its many beauties, its many treasures and many things that I love and cherish. At Work is a picture of my maid, Sakina in her small and modest home where I captured her hands as she used two rocks to grind herbs and spices to make that nights meal. This is a method still used in homes where a mechanical grinder is a luxury and not a necessity. According to Sakina and her mother, herbs ground on a rock maintain the rich flavors that are often lost by all our machines.


  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyabout 7 years ago

    The colors and clarity in this photo are awesome. Very rich colors and tones. Excellent!!!!

  • thank you very much scott, and thanks for favoriting it.

    – Hena Tayeb

  • Vedran Arnautovic
    Vedran Arnautovicabout 7 years ago

    I agree with the above comment – the colours are outstanding. well done

  • thank you very much.

    – Hena Tayeb

  • Bahoke
    Bahokeabout 7 years ago

    Excellent work!!

  • thankyou for you appreciation and your favoriting of my image. thank you very much

    – Hena Tayeb

  • JanG
    JanGabout 7 years ago

    Mmmm! Can almost smell the fragrance of grinding the herbs. Beautiful hands, again.

  • i appreciate that. thank you very much

    – Hena Tayeb

  • Walter Quirtmair
    Walter Quirtmairalmost 7 years ago

    Strong image, the gesture is good as are the colors. Very nice!

  • thank you very much

    – Hena Tayeb

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent comp, details, color and contrast. Well done.

  • thank you very much Eyal

    – Hena Tayeb

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  • thanks :)

    – Hena Tayeb

  • Nuh Sarche
    Nuh Sarchealmost 7 years ago

  • Thank you very much Nuh :)

    – Hena Tayeb

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyalmost 7 years ago

    the color is so life-like, and rich, splendid job Hena!

  • thank you very much John

    – Hena Tayeb

  • JudyBJ
    JudyBJalmost 7 years ago

    wonderful shot and great working hands

  • thanks

    – Hena Tayeb

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