Dhakaiya Profession

Pinhole Cameraman- A Case Study

Posted in pinhole camera by rrasheeka on January 30, 2009

Photography: Salman Saeed

With the first light of dawn, Abdul Aziz started walking towards his workplace in Gulistan. Everyday, he wakes up as the sun rises,has something light for breakfast and starts for his work.It takes about an hour for him to get to Gulistan by foot. There was a time when people used to queue in order to get thier pictures taken by him. But for the last couple of years he has been having a difficult time getting any customers.Hardly anyone want to get their photograph taken by this man in this digital era.

He is one of the very few pinhole cameraman who can still be found. Others have left the profeesion long back and have found alternative ones. But Abdul Aziz could not take up another profession. He has to earn his living and run his family with the income that he gets by taking photographs. The profession of taking pictures with a pinhole camera has no longer any demand and the day will soon come when this profession will no longer be found.

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  1. Which Main? what Cross? said, on March 9, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Awesome! This is a priceless find 🙂

  2. Asif said, on April 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    This guy is a gem, but merely at the wrong place. If only Abdul Aziz was at a more convenient location, for example, a tourist place he would have attracted way more attention. I know I would have my photograph taken by his camera if I could find him.

    • rrasheeka said, on April 25, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      Yes.I agree with you.If he were in a tourist location he would probably have a much higher demand.


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