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Photographer's Note

This is an experimental picture for me as it's very different from my usual type of subject.

Almaty has many "hidden" businesses located in residential areas. I was trying to find a travel agency housed in an unassuming apartment block on the outskirts of the city. I eventually found it after poking around the back of the building and climbing up the rear stairs.

While in the back yard I came across this rubbish store with the interesting grafitti and promised to return the next day to photograph it. When I did I found this couple hunting through the bins for anything they might find useful. I wondered if they blamed their harsh existence on the "fashists".

The original was in colour but I seemed to get greater effect by converting to black and white. I also added some grain and increased contrast to give a harsher tone.

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