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04-APR-2008

She provides a quick fix

Yuen Long, Hong Kong view map

Whether itís a broken heel or sole, this lady will give it a quick fix.

She has been providing every kind of shoes repairs in this alley for years.
Her workmanship and services have earned her a very good reputation.

Best viewed at "original" size

Posted on 4 April 2008

Nikon D2Xs ,Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
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Jeff Real28-Feb-2010 23:44
This is a great documentary work. ~V~
ZoltŠn Balogh22-Sep-2009 08:20
She must work a lot, great use of B&W!
Giancarlo Guzzardi12-Jun-2009 09:19
nice document picture and excellent black and white
Susan Bowen30-May-2009 13:16
Interesting photojournalistic shot. Great idea to process in B & W. V
Marco Valk19-Apr-2009 20:33
excellent documentary image. gmv
an nguyen19-Apr-2009 20:26
Wonderful...
Char06-Apr-2008 01:11
Hi CM,
A wonderful and interesting scene. I thought I had replied the other day I was looking at this and thinking I have a pair of shoes that need to be repaired and wished I could take them to her. I think I went in search of the shoes. LOL Excellent black and white. \/
2004 05-Apr-2008 10:59
She was very concentrated and paid her heart to repair every shoe. Thanks for your sharing Kwan. Society will be prospective if everyone could make life on their ways.
Xavi Barneda05-Apr-2008 08:11
Wonderful image and history V!!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle05-Apr-2008 06:51
Wonderful composition and excellent tonal range. Wonderful story, thank you for sharing!!
XiaoBernard9905-Apr-2008 06:16
Interesting .I know a little place near a market in my SHOUGUANG where a man repare also the shoes .For this work I think for the shoe in leather used a hand machine http://www.pbase.com/bernard_99/image/84199475
Well seen your map for the location.
Great work my friend .Keep it ,it is very nice important to share and keep .
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography04-Apr-2008 21:33
Excellent and interesting capture, Vote.
Raymond04-Apr-2008 18:25
Maybe a quick fix... but one that will last a long time I bet. I feel that she has... honor, she earns her keep in life, and others probably depend on her as well.
We all have different opportunities, our journeys are all so different...
This is a wonderful everyday life shot CM... again, look at how clean the alley is... it amazes me ! Beautiful my friend.
Guest 04-Apr-2008 18:20
Wonderful documentary and a very well composed image! V
TuTmin04-Apr-2008 17:05
Nice real life's shot.well presented ,wonderful light & details.
Fong Lam04-Apr-2008 15:56
This is a dying trade but with shoes selling at low prizes now, most
people wouldn't repair the heels, especially the younger generation.
Great street shot in B/W, Kwan.
~V~