shoe sHiNE

shoe shine

 

His sign says, “Shoe Shines by Dennis” and just to the left of him, as you look at the picture, is an antique shoe shine chair.

Recently, I saw a three chair setup like this in the Charlotte, North Carolina airport.

This is in Little Rock, Arkansas in a great location by the River Market. Unfortunately, on the day I captured this photo, it seemed everyone was wearing sandals or sneakers. During the week when the business men are working it would be a different story.

 

 

I did not always know just what it was I wanted to photograph. I believe it is important for a photographer to discover this, for unless he finds what it is that excites him, what it is that calls forth at once an emotional response, he is unlikely to achieve his best work.
— Bill Brandt said that

26 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Martinereply
August 23, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Voilà un banc accueillant.

Michael Rawlukreply
August 23, 2018 at 9:53 pm

That is a very cool shot.

Michael Skorulskireply
August 24, 2018 at 12:48 am

Excellent image. Unfortunately I never wear the kind of shoes that need shining.

bill phillipsreply
August 24, 2018 at 1:22 am

A fine picture Sherri.

Elaine Kreply
August 24, 2018 at 2:25 am

i agree with that quote, but it hasn’t led me to my ‘best work’ lolol at least not in anybody else’s opinion!
very interesting picture! I didn’t know that stuff like that still existed!

grouserreply
August 24, 2018 at 5:03 am

Who would have thought this still existed in the Western world. Interesting doc shot.

Anne Brucereply
August 24, 2018 at 7:59 am

A lovely image

Lewisreply
August 24, 2018 at 10:10 am

A great photo of this man and his workplace.

Ginniereply
August 24, 2018 at 10:13 am

Oh my, Sherri. This is right out of the Old South. Unbelievable to still see this today.

Otto von Münchowreply
August 24, 2018 at 10:24 am

A captivating photo, almost monochromatic in nature, except for the touch of blue (and a bit of muted red and green). And the Bill Brandt’s quote is right to the point, if the photographer doesn’t find out what he or she is passionate about, it’s hard to create strong imagery.

mhelenereply
August 24, 2018 at 10:25 am

Superb capture of the shoeshine man !

Willemreply
August 24, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Then it is to be hoped for this man that the weather is very bad in Little Rock, Arkansas, nice street shot.

Anita Bowerreply
August 24, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Nice. Peaceful.

Stevereply
August 24, 2018 at 5:14 pm

A fine shot of Dennis passing the time until a customer shows up.

Elaine Hancockreply
August 24, 2018 at 8:46 pm

A very nostalgic image from another age it seems. Beautifully photographed. I love the selective color.

Harryreply
August 24, 2018 at 10:26 pm

I like your muted color i this shot.

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
August 24, 2018 at 11:03 pm

A nice candid of the working man…. I hope you’re right about the business during the week.

Tatar@Yreply
August 25, 2018 at 12:25 am

Oh, ça existe encore ? …. mais c’est la mauvaise saison ! …
Bien jolie photo, super cool.

Martine Liboutonreply
August 25, 2018 at 3:07 am

Une très belle prise

Maria-Linareply
August 25, 2018 at 6:01 am

Quelle belle prise Sherrie, superbe! Gros bisous, bon week-end tout en douceur!

ruthiebearreply
August 25, 2018 at 6:47 am

WHat a charming old time feel to this scene. I like the quote also.

Tom Wilsonreply
August 25, 2018 at 11:06 am

Not an easy way to make a living, I’d guess.

Nicoureply
August 26, 2018 at 1:02 am

Avec la casquette bleue quelle vue quelle compo de cet homme sur ce banc
belle journée

oldshutterhandreply
August 26, 2018 at 5:57 am

There is still no app for this. Very nice.

olivierreply
August 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm

excellent street capture!

Stevenreply
August 27, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Great candid shot of this man making time useful when business is slow!

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