Cake Shop Boys

In tiny Kuala Klawang town, two boys wait for their father to go for basketball practice. I was speaking to their father who operates the only cake shop in town. The Raleigh bicycle in front of the shop belonged to the boys’ late grandfather.

What started as a Hainanese chicken rice shop 60 years ago, is now turned into the only cake shop in town. Mr Tan specialises in wedding cakes that somehow became popular with the local Orang Asli (aboriginal) people.

I like the natural and coincidental ‘Color Splash’ effect that is akin to the small town movie, Pleasantville. Everything else in the scene was already near colourless when I photographed it. I only had to remove a dash of red from the car tail light at the top right edge and a little rust on the drain cover.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f6.3, 1/125 sec.

Cake Shop Boys

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