Monday, November 30, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Design Quarter

I spent some time one recent morning in Johannesburg's Design Quarter.


Cordelia works in sales for a high end furniture store.  She has worked there more than ten years,
except that last year she left to do clinical work in the field of HIV and AIDS.


Steven works in security in the Design Quarter.  His colorful green and red tie 
and hat band are worn only during the Christmas holiday season.



Michelle was on a post from my May visit to Joburg.  She works in a lovely store featuring wine accessories.  Michelle wants eventually to run her own floral business, but her store is moving into a larger space and she has been given a promotion, so for now she is happy there.


Blessing helps customers carry their purchases to their cars.  I have done this blog for five-and-a-half-years, and Blessing probably was probably the happiest to have his photo taken of any subject so far.


Ashley was riding an "EZwheels" to a sporting goods store in the Design Quarter.  It is charged just like a laptop, and the rider guides it with subtle foot pressure, kind of like a very small Segway.  Cool. 

11 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A nice set of portraits, Jack. It doesn't look as though anything would faze a man with a smile like Blessing.

Luis Gomez said...

As always Jack, great portraits!

Tanya Breese said...

great portraits, especially blessing!

Sharon Anck said...

I saw one of those "EZwheels" in California this summer. Cool is right! Great portraits Jack. Lots of hard working people here.

Sylvia K said...

Such a wonderful group for the day -- as always!! Wish there were more smiles around like Blessings!! Hope you have a great week!!

jennyfreckles said...

Blessing looks like a blessing.

William Kendall said...

Cordelia stands out the most to me, Jack.

Mak20 said...

Cordelia , looks stunning she looks like one of the top African-American models.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice to see the people of Johannesburg are as happy to be photographed as those from Hartford and Naples.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely portrait shots Jack, I see in South Africa people are just as happy to pose for you as they are in Hartford :)

Kay said...

A great looking group of portraits.
Blessing looks like a happy sort to begin with. Glad you made him happier.