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An 'Umble Cobbler by MARX77 An 'Umble Cobbler by MARX77
This is Aalam Gul, a Pakistani cobbler in Al Satwa.
That's his tiny shop - all of it.

Dedicated to a rather green, ancient, hippy photographer who is also a bit of an 'umble weaver himself, Will Glenn - *EarthHart
Will has a thing for shooting people, and he does it like nobody's business!
Here's a fine example: Danny the Leather

Al Satwa - Dubai, U.A.E.
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:iconagirlintherain:
First things first:

Really beautiful way you captured the eastern lifestyle, particularly in south Asia where you know, they work hard for their earnings. So if a 'thinker' was to see this photo he can easily capture the 'work principles' of this man. The size of the shop is small, captured beautifully, and the man looks just great sitting looking at the camera.

Secondly, I know that India Pakistan and many surrounding areas have lots of bright and bold colors going on around them.... I LOVE how all of those colors are captured by your camera. Those little accessories are looking beautiful and this picture is really good.

Didn't see a lot of shoes there but overall, this is a really good photo which depicts eastern lifestyle, culture work ethics beautifully. So well done
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :)
This was featured by :iconsnazzyphotography: for our Monthly feature- April [link]
Have a great day :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've just found out that I didn't favour this before, I thought I had. Well I have now :iconwineplz:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012   Photographer
Say what?! :iconreallyangryplz:

Thanks, Boss! :ahoy:
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Boss :drunk:
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Artist
very nice :D
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Photographer
Thank you so much!
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Featured [link] :love:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Photographer
Thanks much! :love:
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
:love:
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb capture, full of colour and life.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, my friend.
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ImpytheBiscuit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Photographer
So many different colors! I really like how his entire inventory frames around the owner. I also like his expression too.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Photographer
Much appreciated!
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CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the natural framing of the shot. Very good!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Photographer
Thanks, Carolina. Much appreciated!
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:iconcarolinagiani:
CarolinaGiani Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Because you're a member of :icondalinksystem: your work is featured in this journal :aww: [link]


Please make sure you add it to your favourites to get even more exposure! :heart::iconshakelinkplz:

Happy Holidays! :iconfur12:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011   Photographer
Gosh! :omg:
Thank you!!!
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011   General Artist
How very amazing! :wow:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Photographer
Wow! Thanks!!
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:icon13thmurder:
13thMurder Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
for some reason ive always been a bit amazed by tiny cramped shops just piled with stuff... like this.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Photographer
I'm guessing you aren't claustrophobic, then. :D
Thanks, man!
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:icon13thmurder:
13thMurder Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
i kinda am XD
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   Photographer
:lol:
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:iconslik6:
Slik6 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colours in this shot!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Photographer
Thanks, man! ;)
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:iconslik6:
Slik6 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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:iconbeam-of-moon:
beam-of-moon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
love shots like this one.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011   Photographer
Thank you. :)
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taintedpurplelips Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
So very colourful and busy yet the focal point of the picture is plain to see! Well done!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Photographer
Gosh! Thank you very much!
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:iconherrhaller:
HerrHaller Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Photographer
That's awesome. Nice shot!
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconherrhaller:
HerrHaller Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Photographer
You're very welcome.
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B0rrach0 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Good capture :) A little bit over-sharpened maybe, but a cool shot nonetheless. I like how the man is framed by his merchandise :)
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011   Photographer
Thanks a lot, René.
That's from the high-pass filtering, which I intentionally used to further enhance the details on his skull cap and the surroundings. :)
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
There's a life inside this shot, I mean the life of this humble but inside honorable man.
I'm caught by his dress, it's very clean and neat. He feels himself as a king. And the shop reflects his Lord.
Great shot, Khuram !!

r.
:)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, Riccardo!
I'll be sure to convey your kind words to Mr. Aalam when I see him again.
He would be most pleased to know that a great photographer from Italy has made such a wonderful comment about him.
Thank you, on behalf of Mr. Aalam. :bow:
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you K. ... many greetings to Mr Aalam.

r.
:)
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martintinaz Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
W:wow:W..Outstanding shot my friend:clap:...I love the exspression on his humbled face...:love:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Photographer
Ah... you're too kind to me, my friend. :hug:
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CherryBlossom006 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
i love this kind of places!!!
they are so vivid, so colorfull, i llove when people shot this kinds of markets :)
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Photographer
I'm glad you like it.
Thank you. :)
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Salemik Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Nice shot. I'm terrible at shooting people so I avoid it like the plague. It certainly gives the colours a good workout.
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much!
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snikt-biff Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This makes me miss my time in Saudi Arabia... looking in the dozens of shop fronts like this...
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   Photographer
:)
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Photographer
A M A Z I N G!!!! For me this worth a DD for sure :wow:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Photographer
DDs are for talented and more deserving people, my friend.
Your support, and the support of my friends right here on DA is more than enough for me.
I'm content. :)

Thank you for your kind words. :hug:
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
fantastic shot...thats my kind of photos
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