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Old man repairing sandals or slip ons on the streets of India | Photo Art Print

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While exploring the vibrant streets of India, I came across a humble street-side cobbler, diligently mending shoes with his practiced hands. In this fine art photograph, the man, cigarette in hand, is captured in a moment of quiet respite amidst his daily toil. The scene conveys the essence of resilience and perseverance that defines the spirit of the country's dynamic people.

The photograph accentuates the contrasting textures, from the worn leather of the shoes to the rough surfaces of the street-side workspace. The surrounding architecture, though not the focus of the image, showcases the distinct charm of the Indian city with its mix of traditional and contemporary elements.

This particular location in India, where the photo was taken, boasts a rich cultural heritage and history evident in its residents' architecture and daily lives. The skilled cobbler embodies this history. He deftly employs age-old techniques to breathe new life into worn-out footwear, much like the city, which continually reinvents itself while preserving its storied past.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2010

Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 14 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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