I’ve found that photography is a lot like blogging.  At first you are a little shy and you do it because it’s fun, but you don’t want to interact too much with other people.  You start to see great pics and great ideas everywhere, but you can’t take that shot because it would be awkward, an invasion of privacy, just like you can’t write that post because what would people think about you. But the more that you step out of your box, the more you find that the world is truly a beautiful place filled with people that are ready to be a part of your life.  

As I traveled across India, I started out pretty shy in my willingness to pull out the camera, not wanting to disturb or annoy people whose world I would be invading.  Because of that, I missed a lot of great shots.  But, as I went along, I became more and more free with it and found that people were ready and willing to accept some intrusion into their world.  Here are some more shots from that trip.

Photo credit: Sreejit Poole
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Photo credit: Sreejit Poole

From a train, I caught some kids playing cricket in a trash field:

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Photo credit: Sreejit Poole

I saw these guys stuck in the road.  Yes, I took the shot, but I went over and helped them out afterwards.  Don’t worry, I’m not that bad…

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Photo credit: Sreejit Poole
Photo credit: Sreejit Poole

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Photo credit: Sreejit Poole
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Photo credit: Sreejit Poole
Photo credit: Sreejit Poole
Photo credit: Sreejit Poole

The last few pictures I was going for that Rowlands effect.  The way she gets real close to something to create perspective and creates extreme contrasts with what is farther away.  Maybe I was reaching creating the effect without the shot… but I had fun anyways.

Photo credit: Sreejit Poole
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Photo credit: Sreejit Poole

20 Comments

    1. The explanation is appreciated, as I’ve never been to India and was thinking your pictures tell it all. I will now have to broaden my view to get the full picture. Really great shots, though!

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      1. Sounds incredible. I’ve been different places with one or two of those elements, but not one place with all fitting naturally. Like with Jamaica, you have resort style living and extreme poverty. Hawaii maybe, but it is so commercialized that it is hard to identify authenticity from propaganda. Maybe that’s why I love Israel so… very diverse from skyscrapers to ruins to nomadic living. However, it is divided by racial, spiritual and cultural differences which create an uneasiness throughout the region depending on who you are and where you are. India seems more free-flowing, though I imagine there are social struggles there as well…?

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  1. This happens to me all the time. I feel as if I were invading someone’s space, but I have noticed that most people do not mind. I just bring my long lens and feel more comfortable taking pictures from far away without being noticed. Great shots… Thanks for sharing a piece of Indai with us…

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  2. Wonderful shots Sreejit. What part of India are you from? I’ve been twice. In 2000 I was in Calcutta, Darjeeling and Pedong. Then in 2008 I stayed in Jaipur for almost three months while my husband was doing a film and media course there.
    🙂

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