All In A Days Work

The things that humans do for work are as diverse and almost as myriad as the stars of the heavens. Putting food on the table for themselves and their families consume the time, sweat and thought of what our economy refers to as the nation’s workforce. Because nothing in life really is free, spare perhaps what we ironically refer to as the “best things”, work is an essential part of our lives. “All in a day’s work” is a visual venture into some of the things which employ our hands and our hearts in return for that which fuels our survival and feeds our pleasures.
Because there really is no way to visually document every possible variation of work, this post will be a constant “work in progress” furthered and expanded every time I myself capture a new form of human toil for wages or reward.

Goods for Sale

Market Vendors - Chaguanas, Trinidad
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Waiting for customers; a vendor at the Chaguanas (Trinidad) market awaits buyers for his goods.

 

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A banana vendor at the Chaguanas market (Trinidad) wraps up a sale

 

Taught to Fish

Harvesting the sea
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Central Trinidad – A fisherman with nets hanged wraps up a days work and heads to shore.
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An early morning fisherman prepares to set about the day’s duties (North Coast, Trinidad).

Rigs Away!

Breaking the rocks
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Sinking the rig – Rig-men operate a portable drilling rig to obtain soil samples. The samples will tell if the area contains sand and gravel reserves which are economical to extract.
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Breaking pipe – After the rig has sunk a five-foot length of drill-pipe the connection is broken and another length added to be sunk.
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The bounty – A handful of fine aggregate washed up after 50 feet of drilling.

The Tailor

Mr. Ramdin Ram, tailor in the Chaguanas Market (Trinidad) carries out his day's work.
Mr. Ramdin Ram, tailor in the Chaguanas Market (Trinidad) carries out his day’s work.
The Tailor's hands at work
The Tailor’s hands at work

Undefined

But not without reward
He works in downtown Miami directing cars into and out of a parking lot.
He works in downtown Miami directing cars into and out of a parking lot.
A window washer takes a moment off his window to show his comfort with the ropes and harness more than ten floors up.
A window washer takes a moment off his window to show his comfort with the ropes and harness more than ten floors up.
A precarious suspension job atop one of Miami's highest hotels.
A precarious suspension job atop one of Miami’s highest hotels.
Miami taxi drivers awaiting hires.
Miami taxi drivers awaiting hires.

 

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