India: Old Delhi 2

I went to Old Delhi with the naive assumption that I was going to take the best photographs I’d ever taken and that I would return home completely satisfied.

I should have known better.

I like the photos I took during the few days that I shot there but my mind is already racing with ideas of how things could have been done better – what if I spoke Hindi, what if I’d I’ve stayed for one more chai, what if I had used a flash, why didn’t I do more planning? The list goes on.

To be honest, I know realize that the trip was just to test the water. I’m thinking of going back already. And when I do, I know it’ll just be another small step in the direction I’m trying to lead myself.

Here are a few more photos.

The Indian national flag painted on a door
I sat drinking chai with this man and his brother-in-law for a while. We couldn't communicate but that didn't seem to bother us.
I got a few shots of these guys but this is probably my favourite. They all thought I was a little mad.
Next to one of the Jama Masjid mosque exits you can find shops everywhere filled to the roof with old engine parts.

Cycled since I was a kid, moved to Japan in 2001, bought my first 'serious' camera in 2005. Spent the later half of the 1990s travelling in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, Japan, and the Philippines and wish I'd photographed a lot more back then.

2 thoughts on “India: Old Delhi 2

  1. All of these shots from India are really incredible. I especially like the portraits that include some surrounding context, like the shot of the seller of old engine parts. If you’ve got a lot more like these I think you could easily get a book out of it.

    • I took plenty of shots while I was there and I’m still going through them. I concentrated quite a lot on close up portraits but now wish I’d taken more environmental portraits.

      Thanks for the nice comment.

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