One of the remarkable things in India is that most women in the streets cover their face with a scarf. This is not for religious reasons but to get protection from the sun and dirty smog. I wanted to capture this behavior but making photos of strange woman can be a bit tricky in India. Therefor I asked one of my colleagues to model for me and she was happy to do so :) During a 'tea break' we went outside the office and took some shots. Another colleague was smoking and I asked her to hold his cigarette to get this final picture. I never asked anyone to pose before and it was actually quite fun!
This next photo was shot in traffic. Our tuk-tuk got stuck and this Bollywood dude pulled up next to us. I was struggling a bit with the manual focus and was pointing my camera at his face for at least a full minute. It didn't seem to disturb him and he just kept staring at me ...
While walking around in one of the oldest markets of Pune, I bumped into this guy. He didn't speak English but somehow I was able to make clear that I wanted to take his portrait. After the first shot I showed him the result ... then he gave me a disturbed expression and I thought I had upset him. Instead he changed his pose and commanded me take another photo: a keeper for sure!
|Old man at market in Pune (India) - Pentax-A 50mm F1.4|
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