David’s Insight on “Bike Shop”
“Bike Shop” represents another of the trades found in the layout of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam. This image is also one of the “Trade” series, a collection of 3 images from Hanoi. The space in which he is standing is narrow and jammed full of supplies, barely enough space to work on the bike on the stand. The street is lined with these small shops and you wonder how they can all make a living until you realize that there are almost 6.5 million people living in this city and the majority drive motor bikes. Repair shops like this are a necessity.