Penny by penny, day by day

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man blowing a vuvuzela as he returns bottles for cash

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Collecting discarded bottles across the city every night.

“It took me all night to collect these bottles.”

Photographer’s notes: I saw this cyclist maybe three times before I could catch him. He criss-crosses the city, collecting discarded bottles so he can collect the pennies per bottle on their return. I had chased him before, but the has his own route and he would veer off to a point and I would have missed him.

The massive collection he has is really impressive. It gets him the $20 or so he needs in order to prepare for the next hunt.

And I have a like for the vuvuzela. It became famous with South Africa supporters at the World Cup, and the sound is a piercing thrust.

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