• 35mm • f/4 • 1/60 • ISO400 • R6 & RF14-35/4L •
A Soupçon of Refreshment
• 35mm • f/4 • 1/125 • ISO4000 • R6 & RF14-35/4L •
A man selling kola kendha, a sort of broth made of rice and green leaves awaits breakfast customers on Mt Lavina Beach, close to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines, for my story, Colombo’s Long Sand Street, which ran in the August 2016 issue.
Queueing Up for Breakfast
Another shot of workers lining up for cups of kola kendha (soup made from leaves, rice, and coconut milk) sold out of the back of a lorry on Chatham Street in the Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka. July 2015.
Udeta Biwwe Kendhadhe?
Office workers, security personnel, and off-duty policemen gather for a pre-breakfast drink of kola kendha (a soup made from leaves, rice, and coconut milk) sold out of the back of a truck on Chatham Street in the Colombo Fort, Sri Lanka. While this is traditional morning fare for many Sri Lankans, there is a view that it makes the drinker drowsy, and many the sleepy schoolboy has heard a teacher bark the question, “Udeta biwwe kendhadhe?” or “Was it soup you drank in the morning?” Shot in June 2015.