Photography for me is intimately linked to exploration, and the world I know is in many ways shaped by the aesthetics I apply when I pick up a camera. But I had heard so many things before going to India (and seen so few pictures of it) that I had no clear preconception of the place. These are a few of the images that I made in India to complement our adventure.
India was a shock — there's no way for a tallish white guy and his wife to blend in. So I decided to just photograph by the seat of my pants, making images that struck me as both "Indian" and interesting, while being respectful of the people and country around me. There is a lot that I didn't photograph; and I would like to go back sometime when I have more cultural sensitivity and can make the images that really speak to me about India.
(Also available in a Hindi version.)
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