Post Retirement Profession

I was thinking that what if I or anybody with my set of skills does not get a job after retirement? Well, the following is always a possibility.

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He is a photographer sitting at the entrance path to Faisal Mosque, Islamabad. He charges Rupees 50 (about half a dollar) for a photo which he delivers as a 4×6 print. It is not much and I am not sure if he is able to earn enough per day to run his family.  Now a days, everybody has a digital camera or a camera cell phone. So who would like a photo and why? The only reason would be to get a quick print as a souvenir. On top of it, he was not alone at the spot. I spotted three more photographers.

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and yet, he seemed content and actually indifferent to the situation.

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So how about it? Doing photography on the street but in an entirely different context.

Enjoy and thanks everybody for saying kind words in response to my yesterday’s post.

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5 comments on “Post Retirement Profession
  1. Vassilis says:

    You surely have the skill!

  2. beyondlisbon says:

    The secret, like in so many other areas, is doing what others do but… in a different manner! Although we don’t have this type of thing here I’ve seen a couple of photographers working with old cameras in front of historical buildings. I don’t know how they’re still functioning, but I’m talking about the kind of cameras with a tripod in which the photographer had to put his head under a piece of fabric (don’t know their name) and people would have to pose for something like 2 or 3 minutes. In the end you get a sepia picture – the real deal, not photoshop sepia!

    • Dr_IQ says:

      I remember those photographers from my childhood but no more. And you are right, one requires some innovative way to attract customers.

  3. andykidd says:

    content to watch life go by. As long as you can keep a roof over your head and feed the family.

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