Catnapping Rickshaw Puller | Calcutta

Catnapping Rickshaw Puller | Calcutta

Dozing Rickshaw Puller-
Dozing Rickshaw Puller

A rickshaw puller (rickshaw wallah) takes a catnap while waiting for his next fare in the heat of the day in Calcutta, India. The rickshaw and their drivers are vanishing in this mega-city in Eastern India. The rickshaw is the only reliable form of transport when the annual monsoon flood Calcutta’s low-lying streets, all but assuring its survival. This image is another in a series previously published in Seeing in Sixes 2017.

Be well and stay sake. And thank you for stopping by.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Superb lighting in this photograph and it’s just perfect in black & white although my preference is usually for colour unless is a landscape full of trees. I don’t blame him for napping. He’s probably pretty exhausted with the job he does and possibly not enough to eat.

  2. Thank you. Color vs black and white – the perennial discussion. I tend to prefer b&w for urban and street scenes and color for landscapes, etc.

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