Spices for Sale at the Khajuraho Farmer’s Market, Kerala, India

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7 responses

  1. kabir gandhiok

    I really like how your photography is so real and true to life. It speaks volumes.

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    July 15, 2022 at 5:23 PM

    • That is so lovely of you to say. Actually, the secret is I take these pictures with my computer with a tour guide named Ashraf Challi doing real time tours in India, walking through the streets with his I-phone on a special stick. I click when he walks up to something that speaks to me. So he should get credit, too. I take hundreds of photos and delete most of them because he is walking fast through the streets but what happens is pictures of real life like being actually there and passing people on the street. That is the secret. I am very shy and could try walking through the streets here in New York City with my phone on a stick I suppose but India is my love although I have never been there. I hope you are not too disappointed. This way I can get to the soul of the people because they just are looking at this guy walking around with an I-phone on a stick and they don’t know what he is doing. I love being so close to the subjects without them always knowing they are being filmed. Probably more than you wanted to hear. 🙂

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      July 15, 2022 at 5:39 PM

      • kabir gandhiok

        Disappointed? Maybe a little, but how did you know? Did you get my soul? 🙂 *lol* Nonetheless, this is a brilliant idea I could’ve never guessed. And yes, all due credit to your tour guide too. I’m eager to see more of what you see in India, through your lens. You know so well how to make the colors of a culture pop despite being so far away. That’s what makes me gaze in awe.

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        July 15, 2022 at 6:25 PM

      • Well, sorry to disappoint you. The eyes are the window to the soul and when I see passersby coming I shoot like mad, shot after shot, hoping to get their eye contact with the camera. It is very rewarding when I can get it. Now Ashraf is in Dubai and I am having to use other tour guides in India. Did you notice a difference in the pictures? It is frustrating sometimes because the phone stick is not pointed where I want to go. There are very few Indian tours right now but I have plenty of photos to keep posting. I have blown some up and they are around our apartment. I love it. India is such a photogenic country and the people are, too. The company, in case you are interested, is and the tours are by tip. I always give a tip. Have gone to other countries but none can compare to India for everything.


        July 15, 2022 at 7:53 PM

      • P.S. Thank you for the compliment about the colors. I edit my photos with Photoshop but the colors need little editing. I do regular photography with my own phone and a good camera but they are mostly pictures of nature and animals and seek to portray the divine in nature. I love your poetry but am not familiar with the term you use for the form. Will look it up. That one about the bench really was powerful.


        July 15, 2022 at 9:06 PM

  2. Wonderful images! Seems we like the same destinations and places. Markets have always attracted me and have so much to tell.

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    July 29, 2022 at 9:27 AM

    • Yes, well with all the colors of the foods and with the colors of the clothes that people wear and the transactions going on, market scenes provide a field day for photographers. Thanks for visiting and for your comment.

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      July 29, 2022 at 10:24 AM

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