Spotted: Traffic Warden at work
(Photo courtesy: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlsxGpnF0K2/">Gopal MS/Instagram</a>)
In Photos: Mumbai’s Workspaces You May Have Seen But Never Noticed
Glimpses of the city you’ve seen, but never stopped to notice. Through Instagrammer Gopal MS, here you have it.
Gopal MS insists that he is a blogger, but his photo documentation of Mumbai, and often the old city of Bombay, on Instagram says otherwise. The photos on his profile, which has over 24,000 followers, aren’t what you would expect when one says ‘street photography’. More than scenes, he captures glimpses, sign boards, menus and graffiti and people doing mundane tasks amid chaos in an overwhelmingly honest way, with a few hashtags he has created and keeps adding to.
Trees with religious red strings go under #TreesOfMumbai, and vandalism as street art goes under #AamArtistGallery.
For this curation of Quint Lens, we browsed through hundreds of Gopal’s photos under #WorkspaceMumbai, which documents informal and small jobs done by lakhs of people that make the city what it is.
Through Gopal’s simple point-and-shoot and keen eye, here you have it – Mumbai paused.
You can see more of Gopal’s photographs from this series and several other projects of his on Instagram (@mumbaipaused).
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