The Butcher #0201 by Michiel de Lange

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Another from something of a “The Butchers of Aleppo Series”. This butcher specializes in camel meat and was proud to show me photos from a TV documentary featuring him and his family, made on how camels are slaughtered in Aleppo. Aleppo Souk, Syria.
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aleppo, butcher, middle east, portrait, shopfront, syria


  • Larry  Grayam
    Larry Grayamabout 4 years ago

    Lucky he wasn’t holding his meat cleaver Mike. Cool shot.

  • Thanks Larry. By the look of his products I don’t think he uses a cleaver. Dynamite perhaps :-)

    – Michiel de Lange

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    awesome work mike… such a stunning scenario and setting, and the posture of the seated butcher, the tiles on the floor, the lighting… so beautifully processed… it almost looks like you could step in and touch the man on the shoulder, then enter the shop and go through and open the doors at the rear… this is such masterful work and a pleasure to my eye… I can’t say enough about it… favourited

  • That’s very kind of you Carol, thanks.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Truly inspiring work- congratulations!

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauabout 4 years ago

    Looks like a painting….fantastic shot, colours and composition!!

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardabout 4 years ago

    Awsome stuff mike!!! Fav for me

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 4 years ago

    What an amazing scene….

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 4 years ago

    superb image Mike :)

  • Teacup
    Teacupabout 4 years ago

    love the motorcycle in the shop, very hygenic!
    amazing quality to this image… x

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmabout 4 years ago

    it really is another culture… !! :))) Great approach Mike

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 4 years ago

    Stunning capture, nicely done, great composition!

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