Street Travel Traditional ear cleaner April 27, 2010 Ear cleaner | Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India A professional ear cleaner at work. These guys charge Rs.10 to clean the ears and it’s said that it gives immense pleasure. 19.129686 72.815331 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 ← In her own world Chris Pfeiffer in action → 79 thoughts on “Traditional ear cleaner” Oh My! This is for real!?? Wow! How much do we know about this country, alle? :D Reply ↓ A very nice double portraits ! Beautiful capture, congratulations ! :) Reply ↓ these guys are not seen much around nowadays Reply ↓ hahahaa ,,, immense pleasure eh?? should try that out :P but the guy doesnt seem like he is getting any pleasure :P:P didnt know there were jobs as ear cleaners…. told you, you always bring something different altogether .. good job.. keep hunting:P:P Reply ↓ Yes, it’s very real!!! Some people are plagued with EXCESSIVE ear wax that it cakes up to the point where they can’t hear and even causes major ear aches! I know because it’s happened to me several times! I usually have to go to my primary care doctor to have his nurse flush it out. If you do a search on the web for “ear wax removal” you’ll see that some people even go to some extremes to clean their ears by burning candles in them! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_candling Reply ↓ Love how you furnish an intriguing window in your world and culture, Joshi. Color, texture, and content remind me so much of those National Geographic shots I grew up contemplating as a child. I have a good time having my ears cleaned, but that’s by me. Can’t imagine having someone do that for me. Reply ↓ did u try it ?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply ↓ Really, I have never before seen ear-cleaners… I guess they had a roaring job before ear buds came into existence. Trust your blog to always showcase different and interesting aspects of our society :) Reply ↓ Encore une coutume inconnue chez nous. Reply ↓ This is a rare job and very interesting to see and (h)ear about, Joshi. Love the yellow scarf around his head* Reply ↓ Yep. Always digging but I have to think twice before saying Yes to them but yes, it is pleasure to watch others. Reply ↓ *ops* – never know that this is job :D … so would be great using some inEars ;) Reply ↓ What can I say…… as always…… :) Reply ↓ Oh My!!! The idea itself is scary! The image is fantastic though!!! Reply ↓ a wonderful scene of ordinary life with a contrast and a saturation really important Reply ↓ Unglaublich das es sowas gibt ;-) im richtigen Moment eingefangen ! Reply ↓ Nice story Joshi! Reply ↓ Interesting subject for a Photograph. Have seen these people working around bus stations in India :) Reply ↓ he is wearing a yellow headband here in Delhi they wear red..anyhow…who doesnt likes kaan khujana Reply ↓ Cool man…nice shot!… ;) Reply ↓ That’s …. different. The colors are very nice. Reply ↓ -))) what a superb moment my friend! Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Ah yeah. I haven’t use such service yet. Must do it one time ;) Reply ↓ I had no idea there were professional ear cleaners!! Nice … Reply ↓ WoW!! Its rare ..i swear this is the first i have seen till now, beautiful portrait. Good blend of colors. I haven’t seen this in my city, if i see i’ll upload too. A Classy Shot..!! :D Regards Reply ↓ what a surprising shot for me … i think i should try this ;) Nice shot ! Reply ↓ Amazing! Great capture too! Reply ↓ I’ve always found this a very interesting ‘street show’ to watch, but when I see those instruments it looks like torture ;) A great shot and I like the high contrast and the orange color of his scarf. Reply ↓ why i am commenting on this picture and not the ones at the bottom is i met such a man right yesterday! bandra east, yes! :) Reply ↓ awww now i want my ears cleaned, did you get your cleaned?? great shot, love the tones Reply ↓ this is amazing…never knew these people existed and were professional… good luck in the photo contest :) rinzu Reply ↓ I like this composition, and are treatment, good catch. Reply ↓ One has to visit small towns and villages to witness such a scene! Reply ↓ This is an excellent documentary one, very interesting and surprising, but I’m sure I would enjoy :-) Reply ↓ Love the colors, especially on the ear cleaner’s head, super documentary shot !! Reply ↓ Hmmm.. Interesting, but I think it’ll tickle a bit Reply ↓ Sounds like an interesting job! LOL! Great image! Reply ↓ at first i thought it was a little strange with an ear cleaner… but hey – I could use one myself! great shot. Reply ↓ lovely shot. interesting color effects. :) Reply ↓ maybe this should be my new profession~ wonderful to see a custom/job that we don’t really have. Reply ↓ didn’t know there’s a profession like that, interesting excellent street shot Reply ↓ Nice captured, – you realy catched the moment! Good shot!! Reply ↓ Yes, what a pleasure… have you tried yet? x. Reply ↓ I have seen them in a few countries but I asked only for an hair cut… I don’t think there is any pleasure, have you tried it? Reply ↓ Very interesting documentary! Reply ↓ Ha ha. Interesting moment caught there! Well done :-) MJ Reply ↓ Very nicely shot. In the village as a kid I have seen people coming with hollow stick to clean the years. Reply ↓ Excellent shot and very interesting moment, unique! Great work! Reply ↓ Amazing….an ear cleaner…I had no idea those guys existed ! Reply ↓ Never heard :-) of this job before. Reply ↓ Hard to believe to your title :)) Super processing and super portraits ! Reply ↓ superbe, j’adore cette scène, jolies couleurs ! Reply ↓ given the very large population, but rather a lot of work for some, photo reportage street. Reply ↓ Very close friends and very great friendship! Great shot!!! Reply ↓ Cool shot. Paule http://www.paulepictures.com http://www.paulepictures.com/blog Reply ↓ Beautiful portraits with great tones : and i’m surprise , we don’t have that kind of act in France :) Reply ↓ Woah! Ear Cleaner? Nice eye opener kind of shot.. ;) Reply ↓ Such a great shot of the ear cleaner at work, I remember seeing this when I was living in the region was quite amazed and perhaps surprised when I first saw it Reply ↓ Fantastic shot! Reminds me to my travel to india when an ear cleaner was at my ear before I even realized what was happening. Reply ↓ Great street photograph. I like how the chief protagonist is highlighted, fluorescent turban and all. For those planning to undergo a session: This could be a free ticket to AIDS. Reply ↓ interesting capture dear. live candid. i like the pov and the treatment. thanks for sharing. manuj mehta Reply ↓ What a neat shot. Really cool. Reply ↓ A Real life pic with all details :) Reply ↓ Great one Joshi;) – Interesting depiction.. lovely toning work! Reply ↓ love the way color comes out in this shot of the turban..nice work Reply ↓ cool tones here. Reply ↓ great one…common in my part of the world…just like the barber-under-the-tree great photo…texture and colour …amazing Reply ↓ I remember, once I cleaned my ear from them. It was so good that I felt that everyone was using microphones. I was in the midst of noises after this and that was one scary day for me. After that, I have always used cotton buds and never bothered to clean my ears again. :P And yes, a very well captured photograph. Reply ↓ Lovely colors and and an interesting activity captured! Reply ↓ This one is new to me. I have not seen or heard of such a profession in South India… Good one. Reply ↓ Interesting my daughter would love that. Nice image. Reply ↓ great idea good shot. Reply ↓ Interesting. Wonderful shot. Reply ↓ Great pic. I had mine cleaned once at surat station. when they start ,they take out a stone from ur ear and say , There are stones in your ear, and per stone charge would be 10 r.s. extra. my bill went to 100r.s. they do some mischief and you have to pay up. Reply ↓ Never knew there was someone called an ear cleaner!! Cheerz! DN Reply ↓ Ouch!!!! Reply ↓ Clap clap clap… awesome Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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