One of the most amazing places on Earth is India. And India is a photographer’s dream adventure! “People of India” is an intro through photography to the beautiful people of India. The photos were taken during my 2010 trip to Asia.
The subjects were always more than happy to have their photo taken with one exception. While I stumbled upon a wedding and tried to take a photo of the bride, the crowd started to shout: “Don’t take photo of the bride!”. I was surprised by the spontaneous and playfulness of children, most of the time forgetting to change the camera settings. Everyone wanted to see themselves on the LCD screen and to play with the camera.
“For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.” – Diane Arbus
Enjoy the photos!
- Read more: “Holly Cow! The Incredible India“
- Shooting with the first Sigma DP camera models was a big challenge. Slow focus, slow card writing, sub-par battery life, not good for low light. But the exceptional quality of the images coupled with a small compact size makes these cameras ideal for travel (if you are very patient).
- Shooting all day long, including during midday under scorching sun resulted in harsh reflections on people’s faces and from shiny clothes.
- Accidents do happen. A holly cow didn’t like me taking photos in a crowded market and she used the horns to target my behind! See the culprit after the action.