I recently spent quite a bit of time in India, traveling all over the country. As some of you already know, I’ve been there before,but never for so long and trying to do it the “local’ way. I’ll go into that a bit more later.
I’ll start this blog with some pictures from a gorgeous engagement session which was documented in New Delhi for one of my clients from California. They really wanted some images with elephants as well as around the architectural beauty of the city and we tried to do that. It wasn’t easy to plan all that from over here and on the day of the engagement photoshoot a lot of things didn’t turn out the way it should be and the day was an adventure that all of us will remember for a long time! Our plans and locations kept changing and at the end the images turned out to be amazing anyways 🙂 That’s all I can say for now…
Our last photo spot was at The Perfect Location in New Delhi. I wish we had something similar in USA or Canada.
I am shooting this couple’s wedding in the future and already can’t wait.
After the engagement session pictures, I’ll post a few portraits I took while traveling in India. That was certainly an adventure as well. Those who’ve been to India know that it is not an easy country and quite different from most others. The style of travel is probably one of the reasons it was a bit harder to travel this time around. I decided to do it the local way. That means taking local buses, cheaper class trains(that even many locals avoid if they can…) doing home stays, remote villages, eating street food instead of tourist restaurants, walking instead of taking taxis. Almost every day I would wake up at around 5am eat and go out there taking photographs, often walking as many as 25km(15miles) each day. I had my wife with me and during my spare time I would take her to cool tourist attractions,since it was her first time in India.
Here are about 20 images out of more than 200.
Bellow are a few portraits I took while traveling around the country. A few pictures will have some additional information bellow them.
I took this image of a Camel-Taxi while riding a motorcycle 🙂
It’s typically a custom to close their face with a veil in a presence of an unknown man. In many regions a woman has to also cover her face in a presence of her father in law to avoid him having any impure thoughts.
Opium ceremony preparation. When it’s a wedding, in this village people celebrating it with opium… When I asked where they get it from, he said it comes from Afghanistan. It isn’t legal, but it’s been a tradition for centuries so government doesn’t bother much – same as with many other countries in Asia and Africa.
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