Street Photography Dark side August 17, 2009 Waste Picker | Chowpatty beach, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India A waste picker on the look out for plastic bottles at the Chowpatty beach which is at the end of Marine drive. The beach was full of waste due to the high tide. 19.129686 72.815331 Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #India#Maharashtra#Mumbai Post navigation ← A beautiful green world Malaysian girl in Baju Kurung → 86 thoughts on “Dark side” its darker reality of metro…sea lashes out all d waste dat v dump in it..dat waste is means of survival for many such ragpickers whom u find several places picking up such waste… u hav captured it well….lovely depiction of common man’s life…great backdrop of sea/towers/dirty waste..and him doin dark job witout any inhibitions…. Reply ↓ Great photo of a sad reality. Reply ↓ This is a beautiful capture! I just love how your street photography and the tone of the pic is lovely..brings out the mood quite well. Reply ↓ superb daniel..amazing shot…looks like you woke up pretty early for this one Reply ↓ It tells a story. Reply ↓ Une image de la vie courante. Il y en a qui ont plus de chance que d’autre. Reply ↓ I like the depth of focus in your shot. Reply ↓ wow, he’s sure got his work cut out for him!! nice shot of life!! Reply ↓ What e great Picture, it makes me think Reply ↓ Great .. love the toning and the desaturnation Reply ↓ hmm.. we ought to save the beaches! is he a wastepicker from the muncipality or is he picking to sell it somewhere? nice photographs, joshi. Reply ↓ good color.. matches with the theme.. Reply ↓ Beautiful shot Joshi. Love the play with tones in this one Reply ↓ Dark side, but noble side… Your tones choice adds a very interesting mood Reply ↓ a classic shot.. two contrasting world in one shot!!.. the inconsiderate and developed side and the darker side of merely surviving… pretty touching shot!! mwah!! Reply ↓ Very nice contrast and composition, but I must say that this shot would have much more impact and appeal if we could see that man’s face :-) Reply ↓ Love the treatment of weak light and decolored effect! Reply ↓ Nice capture, The picture describes the topic very nice. Well done Joshi. Reply ↓ Good, strong shot and captures the mood of this guy. Reply ↓ A powerful and moving image. Like the angle with the rich looking architecture in the background. Makes for a very thought provocative composition. Reply ↓ Strong image with a lot of atmosphere and mood. Nice work Reply ↓ An image which speaks about her even so about respect Reply ↓ WONDERFUL shot . Love it ! Reply ↓ Really a masterpiece!! Reply ↓ You really know how to shoot Bombay. Reply ↓ And some of us think we got it bad. Just wait until it comes to collecting trash to make a living. Great imagery. Keep them coming. Reply ↓ It is striking the contrast between the poverty on the foreground and the opulence represented by the luxuries buildings in the background. Well seen! Reply ↓ Excellent picture and contrast Reply ↓ Una fotografia que habla por si sola, llena de sentimientos… los cuales estan surgiendo dentro de mi al verla. Buen trabajo, saludos. Reply ↓ a different one than your usual models but all the more very much showing another side of the real world. Reply ↓ Excellent treatment and capture. Reply ↓ I feel loneliness in this one. Reply ↓ Terrific shot, the skyscrapers in the background are a perfect foil for this man who is working on the very basics of survival. Reply ↓ What a daunting task. The beach looks very inhospitable at this time. Reply ↓ Excellent shot, I am not sure how money he makes from this Reply ↓ This is great photo journalism, the image tells a story and makes you think. Your focus and the city in background is excellent. Well done!! Reply ↓ Such a poignant shot….fantastic composition! Reply ↓ Beautiful capture and such a contrast with those luxurious skyscrapers in the background. Reply ↓ The image is spectacular but unfortunately portrays a sad reality Reply ↓ Wow, great photo. I didn’t know that so much trash washes up like that there. Reply ↓ you captures a very strong scene here. great work ! Reply ↓ quite a lot of changes in ur page design. looks nicer now :) abt the pic – luved the frame! Reply ↓ I absolutely love this image, its tones and mood Reply ↓ Great photo again dear Daniel , kind regards Reply ↓ Lovely image with the skyscrapers in the background and the squalor in the foreground; sad about the lone figure scavenging for a living. Reply ↓ thats a great photo.. sad reality behind the modern city.. Reply ↓ Love this shot! Reply ↓ Thank you for your wittness, an excellent documentary capture. Reply ↓ Excellent…showing life as it is in so many places. Reply ↓ Excellent shot! Great mood and DOF. Reply ↓ this is so beautiful!! Reply ↓ Good candid. And nice processing. Well done. Reply ↓ Excellent picture, Joshi. Cheers! Reply ↓ Great image of a sad situation. The whole composition and processing supports the sadness. Reply ↓ There’s so much of depth in it…the background is beautiful…the person looks self immersed unaware of what’s happening around. Reply ↓ is it the raw image or did it go thru photoshop Reply ↓ I think it’s really bad when the sea washes up so much garbage, it looks like a dumpsite. Reply ↓ u know wat bro!!… U R AWESOME! :) Reply ↓ Lovely! Reply ↓ nice capture wish it had more of visible human emotions or gestures. None the less a nice shot Reply ↓ Wow, what a moving photo. I love the contrast of the waste-picker with the high rise buildings in the background. Nice! Reply ↓ CONTRAST! my version: http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/ clouds running wild vs. walls standing still Reply ↓ Excellent photo. Reply ↓ I’ve heard of Chowpatty and it seems to have been spoilt since its past. Great contrast photo! Reply ↓ Thats contrast. Reply ↓ Great shot Reply ↓ Melancholic yet beautiful. Reply ↓ Nailed the weekly photo challenge. This is a contrast indeed! Reply ↓ Brilliant picture! Reply ↓ love it! Reply ↓ it really akes e appreciate how clean our beaches are here…another contrast. great shot Joshi Reply ↓ What a beautiful photograph-of a problem anything but beautiful. Very powerful contrast. Reply ↓ wonderful shot! Reply ↓ This is really good. Tough. But well captured. Reply ↓ This is truly a piece of art!!! Reply ↓ nice picture to show the contrast http://amarnaik.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/weekly-photo-challenge-contrast/ Reply ↓ magnificent….beautifully captured Reply ↓ Great pic.. unbelievable the mess people can make. Reply ↓ nothing wrong with the photo but everything wrong about the garbage. Reply ↓ beautiful photo! Reply ↓ what a great eye of yours! Reply ↓ Indeed a very good angle the shot is taken from. We can easily write a story on this. Reply ↓ Beautiful capture – “keeping it real” as they say. Reply ↓ beautiful shot, but sad at the same time , Joshi. Reply ↓ Lovely colors. Thanks for sharing. 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