After Dark

Playing in the street after dark in the dusty streets of Andhra Pradesh, these kids reminded me of moths around a candle, running around and around in circles under a street light.┬áThis was shot from the rooftop of my friend Priyanka’s house. A few of us were sitting up there after working all day and having watched the sunset and enjoyed a cup of chai. Relaxing times.

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Gallery

The Gallery.. A Study of a Study.

 

Testing out a new lens this week at the V&A Museum in London and found the holy grail of lighting via these big windows overlooking a courtyard. I have been talking to a trans-Atlantic friend about the subject of candid photography like this (Hi, J.H!) and how acceptable it is to make photos in public with unaware subjects. These are all shot from about 5 metres away with a short telephoto prime lens. What do you think about this? Is it ok… or is it intrusive? I’m not sure if I’m honest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost Nothing Needs To Be Said When You Have Eyes

In a small unknown and forgotten corner of the developing world, surviving with some of the poorest people on earth, a young Dalit girl smiles. She wanted to smile and be in every photo I made there; her real feelings though, lie deep within her eyes. A Repost from 2013, but this pictures deserves, more than almost any of mine, not to be forgotten. From a photographic perspective, a flawed portrait of mine in lots of ways. But none of that really matters at all. Whatever happened to this lovely little human being I will never know… Please pray for peace and happiness in our world.

 

 

Chinatown Window

Shot through the window of a small cafe in London's Chinatown, a worker makes what I think might be dumplings (any corrections on this welcome) A fascinating late afternoon on Sunday, since it was the Moon Festival and the streets were packed. Please look out for my forthcoming post on this, shot entirely from chest level. Love Chinatown!

Shot through the window of a small cafe in London’s Chinatown, a worker makes what I think might be dumplings (any corrections on this welcome)
A fascinating late afternoon on Sunday, since it was the Moon Festival and the streets were packed. Please look out for my forthcoming post on this, shot entirely from chest level. Love Chinatown!

Contentment

I often find that what I love about India is its incredible diversity. It's usually the first thing visitors notice. Tine and time again I find that its greatest asset is its ordinary people. Happiness is a gift that this boy seems to possess. Maybe only for right now, but possess it he does. One of my favourite quotes; "Realise deeply that the present moment is all you ever have." Eckhart Tolle

I often find that what I love about India is its incredible diversity. It’s usually the first thing visitors notice. Time and time again I find that its greatest asset is its ordinary people. Happiness is a gift that this boy seems to possess. Maybe only for right now, but possess it he does. One of my favourite quotes;
“Realise deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.” Eckhart Tolle