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.


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.


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


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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