Sometimes Life Gives You Oranges
Six for two-hundred bucks, on 2nd Cross Street, Pettah. January 2023.

• 35mm • f/4 • 1/125 • ISO1250 • R6 & RF14-35/4L •


Mango Season
Mangoes, and the ever-in-season Sri Lankan bananas (or plantains, as they’re commonly called here), being sold from a cart on Central Road, in Wolvendaal, in October 2022.* If you aren’t ready to take them home to ripen to sweetness, a case of exploding mangoes may be instantly had with the liberal sprinkling of chilli and salt.

• 24mm • f/2.8 • 1/1000 • ISO200 • R6 & RF24-70/2.8L •

Life at Ground Zero #2

Jampettah Street, Kochchikade, Colombo #7 by Son of the Morning Light on
A resident of Jampettah Street, leaves for work after his morning stop at the neighbourhood fruit stall, crossing himself with a glance back at the bomb-damaged St Anthony’s Shrine, cordoned off at the end of the street. Such daily rituals have resumed for the people of the multi-ethnic Colombo zone of Kochchikade, five days after a National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) suicide bomber killed over a hundred worshippers on Easter Sunday. 
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The Sacrificial Slice

The Sacrificial Slice by Son of the Morning Light on
Slices of fresh watermelon hang from a roadside fruit stall to lure flies away from the rest of the produce. The A6 highway, between Habarana and Dambulla, in north-central Sri Lanka. April 2018.