This photo was taken in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. I approached her and she smiled and every once in a while she would look up to me, and nod. I pointed to my camera and asked “photo?” and waved me away. I took this as a no and slowly moved away but she called me back by clicking and making unique sounds.
I walked back, and she proceeded to get back to her task and let me take her photo. She insisted to take it of her working, and I was happy to acquiesce. I bowed and thanked her. I wish we could have communicated through words! I’m sure her stories would be quite interesting.