Rajasthan Portraits from Jodhpur

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Rajasthan Portraits from Jodhpur

Rajasthani Portraits

Rajasthani Portraits

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.

 

Rajasthan Portraits

 

Portrait of Rajasthani men at the Fort in Jodhpur.

Portrait of Rajasthani men at the Fort in Jodhpur.

Posing with a pipe inside Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.

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kids posing in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

A boy poses in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

A boy posing in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

A boy posing in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

A boy posing in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Men gather to play cards on the street-side of Jodhpur, India.

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

4 Comments

  1. Once again, wonderful portraits! You capture people so well. I love the colours!
    Are these the boys who posed as pop stars?

  2. Rebecca says:

    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

  3. Andy says:

    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.

  4. Stephen Bugno says:

    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!

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