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The Photographer
05-FEB-2005

The Photographer

Ankara, Turkey

While I was freezing hanging out at the park in search of "moving" targets, I was approached by two shoeshine boys who were disappointed that I didn't want my suede-y boots polished but who then wanted their picture taken, making me promise that I would print it and bring it back the next day http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/39454036 (which I will) . In the midst of all this, this man came up to us and started talking about photography. He had a polaroid and something else around his neck, plus, wrapped up carefully in a rag in his bag, a Nikon 5700 (purchased while on the Hajj in Mecca), all of which he used to take pics of visitors to the park. I almost fell over since he had just told me he had bought a computer but couldn't figure out how to use it. Anyway, after more pictures of the shoeshine boys http://www.pbase.com/helenpb/image/39451415 , we were joined by a very nice lady who apparently had never spoken to a "yabanci" (foreigner) before. She went away happy that we are normal, friendly people :-).

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