Photo by @christelle_enquist
For us, #streetphotography is about documenting life and showing the beauty of the ordinary, to wonder about the person in the frame, and about the things that make a place unique.
Pigeons are revered in India and in many cities and towns you'll see people feeding them at all times of the day. The symbolism of this varies from one religious group to another but some Sikhs feed pigeons because they believe that when they are reincarnated they will never go hungry if they have fed pigeons in their previous life. Other religious groups in India believe that when a person dies his or her soul assumes the form of a bird (normally a pigeon) and therefore by feeding birds they are caring for the souls of their departed ancestors.
This week I am dedicating my posts to photographs that don't include direct human interaction. These are not undemanding images of quiet streets, windows, or doors. Each image tells a story, explores the culture, and poses additional questions.
The small town of Hiraizumi Japan is rich with historic Japanese temple garden-sites. One picks up a bus in the center of town to visit the different areas. While waiting for the bus one morning, I had some time to spare and began wandering. There was a small general store with a combination of shoes, hardware, and groceries. I was intrigued by a full wall of slippers and shoes in such a small store. I wandered through the store and made some small talk with the proprietor in her broken english. On my way out, I noticed that she had taped these beautiful paper Japanese prints on the kick plate of the doors. Judging by how they had yellowed and aged, they must have been there for some time. I got down on the floor and and framed this double image of the small town. #japan#japaneeseprint#aging#Hiraizumi
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