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Fish seller at Chinatown food market center | by Don Low
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Fish seller at Chinatown food market center

Most people do not feel comfortable when they are sketched, cause they cannot handle the additional attention given to them. Usually I avoided sketching people direct just in case they are not happy about it. However this time round, I plucked up enough confidence to do it. I approached a fish seller at Chinatown Food Center and acknowledged him by asking him whether I could draw him in action and to make sure I was not in the way. When he did not object, I went straight into it. Uncle must have done this for years. Every fish he cleaned and sliced took him only within the minute. In no time, he has cleaned and cut like 8 on the aluminum table top and stashed them away in foam boxes filled with ice. And we are not talking about small fishes but each one of these measured to about a metre and more in length.

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Uploaded on October 22, 2012