Monthly Archives: December 2009
India is overwhelming, beautiful, epic, so so epic, rich with so much life, so much harmony and so much chaos. As we reach the end of our time here (we’ll be moving on to Thailand tomorrow!), I just can’t comprehend how slowly and how quickly the days go by. We have embarked upon our travels with a guide book that begins it’s revelations about India with the sentence, “India is a land of contrasts.” No statement could be more true about the land of my forebearers.
As a photographer, there is no greater asset than being inconspicuous. You would think, me being a brown person of Indian descent, that I would be able to blend in with all the other brown people. But people stared at me like I was an alien everywhere I went. Me, with my western clothes, my short hair, my weird adventure sneakers, and my white “friend” (which is what everyone though Husbone was!). All these things, and my familiar Bengali face was a paradox most people could only just stare in wonder at. So it was hard to get photos of people not in wonder at my odd appearance. But with the encouragement of Husbone, we persevered and got some amazing photos. I’ll do a film post in the weeks after we get back and can finally get everything developed (around which time I’ll also, and finally be posting images from Madhu and Devaraj’s amazing Kerala wedding!)
Varanasi is a magical place. It’s also a holy place. Husbone and I embarked upon a small boat in the Ganges at sunrise, and it was one of the most magical mornings of our trip.
The light was so amazing, I didn’t edit these (aside from a little cropping here and there) at all. Yum.
If I don’t have wifi in the coming days, then also, Merry Christimas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa! I hope you all have wonderful holidays!
I could say that I’m blessed to have such beautiful clients that are so easy to photograph, but I think I owe the ease of my work to the beautiful relationships I’ve come to know. Hema and Anand are such a prime example of why I love my job. This wedding was beautiful, colorful, emotional and just plain awesome. Everyone in love is beautiful, and well, when your quite nice to look at to start with, the pictures kind of make themselves. I love this wedding!
At the moment, Husbone and I are in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and the internet is fast! Yay! So happy to finally post this wonderful wedding!
Whew! Here we are in India, we’ve been a little starved for WiFi, and so the time has finally arrived in which I can do some blog posts!! That being said, I’ll have to keep my musings brief, as my battery is running low, and the converter I bought for my laptop is making my computer vibrate and shock me. Can you say danger??
Can you also say, mmm gorgeous!?