I spent the morning at the Bryanston Organic Market in Johannesburg today. Apart from the hundreds of photographs that I took of all the stores, what I found fascinating were all the people there.

 

I tried to take as many photographs as possible without looking like a stalker but most people did not seem to mind. Perhaps it was the big-ass camera hanging around my neck that made people think I was a professional photographer.

It’s the oddest thing but when people see a camera they ‘clean up’ very quickly so I tried to get as many as possible without them noticing me.

 

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This woman looks like she is in the middle of an argument but I caught her at the wrong time. She was just involved in a passionate discussion and this particular moment was just emphasising a point.

 

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Oops! Too late. He saw me and turned away.

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Super cool dude that spent the entire time on his cell phone and standing in the same spot.

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This guy was really interesting. He looked totally isolated but that’s because everyone was facing away from him. He was scribbling away on a piece of paper and looked up just as I took the photo. I wonder if he is a writer. He looked lonely.

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This woman reminded me of that gorgeous actor in the movie “A Good Year".

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These two ladies were having a lovely natter and turned just as I took the photo. Bust! But they just smiled.

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She has the most beautiful eyes and hands. I had a feeling she would be very photogenic and I was right.

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These two ladies were so involved in their conversation that they never noticed me snapping away. I just loved the bare-feet in the middle of winter and the carpet that they were sitting on.

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Her name is Happy. I noticed her as I was walking out. She was just sitting there peacefully in the middle of the hustle and bustle just enjoying the sun.

Anyway so that was my stalking, I mean photographic portrayal of the people around me for the day.

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