“The work that is really a man’s own work is play and not work at all.”
These men were working in the parking lot of our building, visible from the third floor window of my office. They had been working earnestly for two days on the drains in the lot, which involved digging and more digging, all by hand. I spotted them taking a deserved break and snapped this with a Canon SX230HS camera, zoomed out to a 35mm equivalent 407mm focal length, then muted the colors and added the vignette in post.
Surrounded by the tools of their trade, I couldn’t help but wonder if they knew how fortunate they were to be working, while so many others were not.
The intensity of their work, this break aside, told me, they knew.