Flea market - #MONOMAD (16 photos)

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If you have never been to a flea market, then be sure to find it and visit it. Perhaps this will be your new experience in life. Someone may wrinkle their nose in disgust and twirl a finger at my temple. Take your time to send me to the crazy house.

I think every big city has its own Flea market . There are several reasons for this. I can assume that the main reason is the income level of the city's population. More precisely, the difference in income levels. Yes, in any city there are residents who live below the average income. In order to find additional income for the family, such people are looking for different ways of doing odd jobs. One of these ways is to sell things at a flea market.

Anything - it sounds rather vague. These can be things from your home. For some reason, some may be redundant. For example, a child is growing rapidly and strollers, toys, clothes - all this becomes unnecessary faster than it becomes unusable. Another option may be simply to sell even the right thing, but which you can temporarily do without. All for the money that is needed now.
You can, damn it, steal something from a neighbor and sell it. However, not necessarily with a neighbor. You can just steal somewhere. At work, in a store, from someone else's car - I do not teach you where to steal and how to do it. These are just examples.

In addition, you do not have to sit at the flea market yourself. You can just give it to someone who will sell for you. This gives rise to crime, but for some, this is the only way to get money quickly.

I will now show you one flea market. In some of the photos you can see the cars of those who came here ... Range Rovers, Lexuses, Tayoots ... I don't think these are the poorest people. This means it is a profitable business.

The photographs of the market are full of colors, which sometimes simply do not match with each other and create ripples in the eyes. I feel sorry for your eyes and that's why I processed the photo in monochrome mode. I also wanted to give these photos the look of faded photos. Imagine filming all this with a hidden camera through the buttonhole in my coat ...

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As you can see, this is the ordinary life of ordinary people. Each of them is immersed in their thoughts and their deeds. There are no staged shots here, but rather a version of reportage shooting. Pictures from the life of a flea market.

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What do they sell there? They sell everything there. If I need to find a tool for working on a wooden sculpture, I can find chisels, power tools and accessories here. At one time, I bought rare burs here for my drill and old knives for making new ones for my needs. Very good steel can be found here, if you know what I mean.
This time I just passed by and did not get to the place where they sell tools and ... antiques. I'll show you this someday, but another time.

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You can pick up any clothes for yourself, from second hand to completely new and original items. Where does this come from here? Good question. You will be able to answer it if you answer the question, what are the people doing here who have come here in these cars.

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I painted over the license plates of these cars, but believe me, these are not the numbers of this region, and the Lexus number does not belong to Russian numbers.

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I think it's time for us to follow this woman leaving the market. Another time I will come here on purpose and make a separate report.
Not all the participants in the photo session are loyal to the very fact of the shooting. The people here are specific and you can get in trouble. But I didn’t violate anyone’s privacy. I only filmed what was in full view of everyone.

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CameraSony A7М2
LensОKS 1-22-1
LocationRussia
Post-productionin LR

Manual processing in Lightroom


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You can always find a lot of interesting stuff on flea .arket, but I didn't know you can make so many nice shots as well...

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Hey @crazy-andy
Glad to see you and thank you for your kind words!
Cheers and !BEER
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You need to stake more BEER (24 staked BEER allows you to call BEER one time per day)

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Un post sencillo pero que muestra la realidad de muchas poblaciones, los mercadillos son una realidad en muchas partes del mundo, me atrevo a estar de acuerdo contigo en que cada país o ciudad puede tener el suyo, algunos son mas limpios y ordenados que otros, pero cumplen con las mismas funciones "abaratar" un poco más algunos objetos o materiales y por supuesto que se pueden conseguir cosas realmente geniales en esos sitios, buen post, éxito!

A simple post but that shows the reality of many populations, flea markets are a reality in many parts of the world, I dare to agree with you that each country or city can have its own, some are cleaner and tidier than others, but fulfill the same functions "cheapen" a little more some objects or materials and of course you can get really great things in those places, good post, success!

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The flea market is truly the reality of the whole world. One way or another, they are everywhere.
Yes, the rich do not buy there, they sell there and make good money on it.
But this is a good budget option for shopping :)
Thank you for your comment.

Cheers and !BEER
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Muy buenas fotos!! Soy fan de las ferias!! Nice post!!!

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Glad to see you and thank you for your kind words!

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