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Getting A Smile From The Stoic Baker

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Getting A Smile From The Stoic Baker

The proprietor and original baker of the 70-year-old and famous Salahuddin Baker in JB...

Getting A Smile From The Stoic Baker.

The proprietor and original baker of the 70-year-old and famous Salahuddin Baker in JB is a pious and stern looking man who sat behind rows of fresh curry puffs, and with the sublime light from outside illuminating him. I asked him if I can do an environmental portrait since the scene had so much character.

I presented the portrait to him on a later trip and he cracked a very rare smile. Sharon helped me print and frame the picture in advance. Earlier, we presented a framed print to an Indian lady tailor who inspired the idea.

When I asked for permission to photograph her in her shop without walls and doors, she complained: 'Every time a stranger photographed me, I never get to see any of the pictures". Awww.

She, just like the baker, were surprised and happy. That made me happy too.

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