I’ve made a special effort in India to take more portraits. The diversity of India is best represented by various ethnic groups, their different physical features and style of dress. I wanted to give a representation of this diversity across India with a collection of photos. Here are my portraits from just one part of India: Jodhpur, a city in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is one of the most colorful states of India. The clothes are vivid, the cities are painted, and traditions are deep. Photographing people in India has been fascinating for me. The most obvious reason simply being how vastly different people look and dress from the culture I grew up in, to the more subtle way that Indians stare deep into the camera lens without smiling.
Once again, wonderful portraits! You capture people so well. I love the colours!
Are these the boys who posed as pop stars?
I can’t seem to figure out why portraits in India are so appealing, perhaps like you said the culture seems to shine through, the different dress that we are not use to and so on. However great photos and idea of a post
Great photos Stephen, it really brings them to life. I cannot figure out if they are happy to take photos are not? They don’t look it.
Hey Andy, They thought it was so cool that I asked them to take a photo. They were happy…just got really serious during the photo… And the kids asked me!