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Talk to our baker.

By DRicherby
Sometimes, when I'm travelling abroad, I see things that are so far from my experience that I just don't know what to do with them. You know, I'm familiar with the concepts of `baker' and `talk to', even when via an intercom, but what on earth would anyone want to say to a baker? Nothing wrong with bakers, of course. I'm not some kind of bakist.

It's just that I can't imagine interrupting a guy from his work and his iPod to talk to him, for the sole reason that he's a baker. I guess I'm just too English for that. But, seriously, what would anyone say?

"Hi."
"Hi."
"So, you're a baker?"
"Yeah."
"Been bakin' long?"
"'Bout ten years."
"What're you making?"
"Crab."
"Outta bread?"
"Yeah."
[Uncomfortable silence.]
"Wanna go for a beer?"

All comments and criticism welcome.

Dave.

Wednesday, 26th November, 2008
32mm, f/4, 1/10s, ISO-100

Tags: Bread Street photography Photo journalism California Window Sign Black and white San francisco Scales Baker Fishermans wharf Intercom Boudin

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Comments


Grifoto 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 1:02PM
Great capture, love the lighting and tones.

HoPeY
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 1:32PM
thanks for the laugh
25 Feb 2009 10:55PM
Nice mono..and nice talk..
16 Mar 2009 7:08PM
Brilliant write-up. Really made me laugh. Good capture too.
Dave
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
21 Mar 2009 6:39AM
excellent...like the write-up
Ayelet_A 13 11 3 Israel
21 Mar 2009 5:54PM
Excellent write up - made me laugh Grin
I guess a good opening would be - "does bakers like dough?" Wink

Wonderfully composed image as well.

Ayelet
hebdens 16 5
26 Mar 2009 8:19AM
like the mood of the pic, one of those where you have to linger over it to take it in. The write up made me laugh.
Tracy
18 Apr 2009 9:06AM
lol, nice candid shot, great write up Smile
davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
26 Jul 2009 2:47PM
Maybe its more a case of...
talk to our baker,
cos the butcher aint listenin'.

Great shot, works well in B&W. I feel it's always a good sign when you don't want to know what the colour version looked like, & frankly this B&W's so good I'm not interested.

Very good piccie, nice conversion, & your comments made me chuckle too.

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