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ONE MAN SHOW by Get Carter

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This is the first piece of a series I decided to dedicate to a certain group of people who are characteristic of the Ruhrgebiet (Germany) – I am talking about shopmen who run a so called “Kiosk”, “Bude” or “Trinkhalle”.
These places are far more than just a newspaper kiosk; it is more a solid root of social life, as the neighbourhood meets there.
Those places do not have a sophisticated interior decoration – none of them. But they are all different. You can feel this difference in the first moment you enter such a place comparing it to the one you have visited before.
The difference makes the person behind the counter – it´s this person´s personaltiy turning this shop in to a very special place; it is actually no wonder as some of those shops have a direct connection to the flat of the shopowner. They have a hard job, opening at 5:00 am and closing sometimes at 1:00 am, running their tough business 7 days a week.

Above you see Juri, who started with just two cookingplates he used to prepare meatballs – they are delicious!


  • Kaminaru
    Kaminaruover 3 years ago

    Beautiful light! Love your work!

  • Thank you very much for the support!

    – Get Carter

  • damien-c
    damien-cover 3 years ago

    Chris!:D :D

  • Damien! :)

    – Get Carter

  • UnEasy
    UnEasyover 3 years ago

    First rate shot – and it’s wonderful that you took the time to give us such comprehensive background information in the sidebar! It’s fascinating and imo adds immeasurably to the appeal of the piece. Such commentaries, which give one insight into the social milieu of distant places nearly always elevate the art’s intrinsic artistic merit. Fantastic image and narrative!

  • Thank you very much for both comment and fav – if you like it that much, you should check out the rest of the series, which is online

    – Get Carter

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellover 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much for this honour, Roger

    – Get Carter

  • Stella  Shube As
    Stella Shube Asover 3 years ago

    Just beautiful work!

  • Thank you, Stella

    – Get Carter

  • Eric Strijbos
    Eric Strijbosover 3 years ago

    It’s just pure joy to watch this, the light and the subject is wonderful. :)

  • I love to hear that, Eric

    – Get Carter

  • Cammi
    Cammiover 3 years ago

    Love it, very soft light and colors.

  • Thank you, Cammi!

    – Get Carter

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Great capture…if I dare in my turn make an association, coul’d I say Edward Hopper ?

  • indeed, I heard this analogy before – thank you very much!

    – Get Carter

  • K8Karsten
    K8Karstenover 3 years ago

    Love the series!!! This is great !! *~}

  • …and I love to read this – thanks!

    – Get Carter

  • Vincent Riedweg
    Vincent Riedwegover 3 years ago

    Great piece of photojournalism.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Get Carter

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