I’m a bit under the weather, so just a quick one to tide me over.
In almost every village area in Guyana, you either have walking, riding or driving vendors crying out their “wares”, I think some of the famous ones are “Broom Here!!!”, “Papers! Papers!, Kaieteur, Chronicle, Stabroek, Times! Papers!” and of course “Chips! Chips! Chips!, fresh chips!”
Maybe I’ll get the others another time, but for now here’s one of the Chips salesmen 🙂
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19 thoughts on “Chips!”
You forgot “crawbe” (crab here) :). Sometimes these things are so much a part of everyday life that we barely see them anymore. Good that you are always on the lookout to revive what has become mundane into something exotic.
That’s true Nik, I did forget “Crawbey!!” 🙂
I like your capture. I always fell weird taking strangers pictures. Did you approach him to ask if it was ok, or does he know you? Just curious. I like the story in this.
Thanks Martina, he actually thought we were foreigners, so he was more amiable, and since I was about twenty feet away, he was all smiles 🙂
Nice character portrait. Love the greens in the background.
Hope you feel better soon Michael.
Thanks Sasi, I feel better today, not 100%, but that’s coming 🙂
I find that some people have that “character” not only on the inside but on the outside, and they usually tend to photograph better 🙂
Hope you’re feeling better. I like the shot. Are those banana chips, and did you buy some in trade for taking his picture?
Thanks Mike, not banana, plantain 🙂 He stopped for us to buy, and then I took the photos 🙂
Nik’s echoing the comment I made on that pic of the horse cart…
Looking closely at the photograph, on the man’s face, I get the feeling I can tell a little of the man’s personality. This is beacuse you captured the scene/mood very well
What kind of chips was he selling? And I LIKE that shirt! Is that some sort of floral print on the inside? Was he on a bike? The way he’s sitting forward and turned to the side makes me think so …
Good shot, by the way – and I’m glad you’re feeling better today.
Thanks EFP, you are correct, he is on a bike, I zoomed closer for effect. I think he had, Plaintain and Cassava chips that day. I believe he had a rag around his neck on the inside of the shirt, blue and white, its how out there 🙂
Ahhh, I was going to say plaintain. And that makes sense about the rag. Have a great weekend, Michael.
I love his beard 🙂 Get well soon!
Thanks JP, I think that the beard is the first thing that grabbed me 🙂 I’m much better now.
I love street photography, its a pity we don’t see much of this type of thing here.
Well captured Michael, hope the weather moves on and your feeling better!
Thanks David (Sorbik), I’m not much of a street photographer, but every so often I get in one or two 🙂 I’m better now, but with yesterday’s and today’s rain, my yard is flooded and soon my house (I hope not)
“Two for five…two for five” as the vendor sticks up two then five fingers is what will always stick in my head (selling two bags of oranges for…$5)!
Hope you feel better soon Mike.
Thanks David (Williams), many of those saying do stick in your head, don’t they?