i take the photos, and i make the picture (in that order)

Faces of Arabia, Part 3 of 3, i guess : & Gentlemen (8 images and a story)

The Sales Pitch

He called me to his shack/shop on the outskirts of the friday market

outside Fujairah. He tinkered about for 5-10 minutes with assorted parts

that he placed and
tightened within the little red contraption.

Eventually he seemed pleased as his masterpiece was completed. He reached

into a trunk in the back and his hand emerged with a dusty record in hand.

“Asha Bhosle” as it turned out. He placed the record upon the flatbed of

the player and handed it to me, as if i was to examine it. I looked it over

and handed it back to him. He smiled, and slowly lowered the pin across the

spinning clay. A 50 year old song echoed around his straw shop and enveloped

us as we smiled along.

1500 dhs

the old man of the sea
as yet untitled
as yet untitled
Grumpy old men
Slightly less Grumpy old men
Ropemaker
Against the wall
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2 responses

  1. where is this country?

    December 28, 2011 at 13:37

    • United Arab Emirates, the emirate (state) being Fujeirah…..30 minutes away from the slightly more popular Dubai

      December 28, 2011 at 15:04

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