There is no shortage of shoe shiners in Mexico City like the one you see here. In fact you’ll find them all over Mexico, typically in a city or town’s zocalo (main square) and public parks.
I am always compelled to photograph shoe shiners when in Mexico. Perhaps it’s because this same photograph could have been taken 50 years ago with little difference other than the clothing worn. It’s a wholesome scene of a time gone by that still exists.
I like the way the mobile booths provide a comfortable place to sit and shelter from the elements. When is the last time you had a good old-fashioned shoeshine?