India: Mixing it Up

I went to India with two objectives – to communicate with people and hopefully get some strong, emotional portraits, and to try something I don’t usually do. I also wanted something that would contrast with the super clean digital files I can get with the 5D Mark II. So along with a borrowed Rollei and Nikon F2, I took along my Holga to add some variety and to see if I could come up with something a little different to the usual photographs I try to capture.

I’m still not sure where I’m going with my photography but am now beginning to accept this as part of the process. Only a few weeks ago I would have been forcing myself to decide on a style that I thought was ‘me’ but I now realize how futile that way of thinking is and to just accept that I like to change directions every five minutes or so. I know switching cameras every five minutes might not be the best way to proceed but it certainly mixed things up a bit and got me thinking. Here are a few shots.

Two women
Pahaganj, Delhi
Delhi Ringroad
India Gate, New Delhi
The Ganges, Rishikesh
The Ganges, Haridwar

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.

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