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around the corner 02

 

Another in the occasional series taken around the corner from our London flat. This is a genuine old-fashioned Greek tailor working on a gentleman's suit.

around the corner 02

 

Another in the occasional series taken around the corner from our London flat. This is a genuine old-fashioned Greek tailor working on a gentleman's suit.

comments (16)

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2011, 06:21
I like this photo very much - the tailor is in his own world, absorbed in his work and surrounded by his work (funny the white thread on his pullunder!) - and I'm sure he will do good, proper work!
anniedog: Thanks Philine - I love to see people at work like this.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2011, 06:50
Lovely shot Ingrid: he's the real thing alright!
anniedog: The genuine article and I bet he charges a fraction of what they charge in Savile Row!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Feb 2011, 07:04
An organized, chaotic mess...and he knows exactly where everything is! I sure hope he has a son or daughter who will pick up after him when he's gone.
anniedog: There were two of them in there working but both quite elderly. This sort of business doesn't seem to hold a lot of attraction for young people - not trendy enough. They all want to work in the media business these days!
This is a fine portrait Ingrid. The wonderful chaos in the background.
anniedog: Thanks Bill. It might look like chaos but I bet he knows where everything is!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2011, 08:35
I see organisation isn't his strong point ;o) A fine portrait.
anniedog: Maybe not, but I bet he can put his finger on whatever he wants to find when he needs to!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Feb 2011, 08:55
Great shot. Like pictures that explore people at work - especially of what has become scarce trades.
anniedog: Thanks Louis - I always think the best work of this kind was done by Eugene Atget at the turn of the 20th century when he documented the various trades to be found on the streets of Paris. A lost world.
Lovely image of the artisan at work ... I see Mike is being a tad grumpy this morning ... hasn't he heard of organised chaos.
anniedog: I don't think he believes in it - chaos doesn't figure much in his world, unless it's mine encroaching on his space!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Feb 2011, 13:13
Great skill
anniedog: Indeed - I hope he passes his knowledge on.
A great capture. To see an old trade and a artist at work is always facinating.
anniedog: Thanks Laurette. I hope that he manages to pass his knowledge on to somebody.
A really good shot Ingrid, the true craftsman at work.
anniedog: Thank you Brian. I asked him if I could take this picture and just told him to ignore me and act as though I wasn't there!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 23 Feb 2011, 16:55
I find something reassuring that old crafts are going on despite the fact that I do nothing to support them. I like the detail of his hand and the way he holds it to carry out his tasks.
anniedog: I know what you mean Chad. I would like to support more people like this but I suspect their craft doesn't come cheap. I'm going to take in a jacket which has been ravaged by moths and see if he can do something with it!
These craftsmen are becoming rare Ingrid..This shot shot is a treasure.
anniedog: Thanks Ron. I'm really glad I made the effort and went into the shop. I hope they manage to stay in business.
Excellent shot! I agree with Ron, a treasure!
anniedog: thanks very much. I do hope he manages to stay in business in these hard times.
And I'll bet you that the suits he makes last for at least 2 decades without showing their age or any form of tear and wear! Very nice rustic picture
anniedog: I should imagine they would last a lifetime if looked after properly. I do hope he manages to stay in business in these hard times.
Excellent capture of this skilled person Ingrid!
anniedog: Thanks Richard. I do hope he manages to stay in business in these hard times.
A fading trade perhaps, automation and cheap clothes rule these days. A good piece of social history though.
anniedog: You are probably right, but hopefully there will always be people who want something well made and are prepared to pay for it. I do hope he manages to stay in business in these hard times.

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