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. This 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.
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.