FACES! Darjeeling! – Street Photography

Darjeeling. March 2017.

“I love the people I photograph. I mean,they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” – Bruce Gilden.

I am guided by this quote when I get into street photography. Clicking pictures of strangers can be a daunting yet rewarding process. I used to be indiscreet earlier but now I find it more comfortable.

Wherever possible I smile and seek permission to photograph and rarely have people refused.

Last month on a visit to Darjeeling, I clicked some interesting faces and activities. The Mall area,for instance gave maximum scope because people gather to aimply sit to watch the majestic Himalayas,kids on rollerskates,shoppers on a stroll and couples from all over getting decked in local traditional dress and getting clicked.

Here is my photo tour

Apple picker
School kids returning from a rehearsal
Curious kiddo
Thick foliage :-))
Plain serious
The horseman- gives kids n adults a horse ride
Kids playing in the Mall area
One early morning near the Mall
A Japanese tourist on the DHR toy train
His beard floeth….
They posed happily, sportingly n tirelessly
Passenger in Ghoom station avoiding smoke from steam loco
Passengers in Ghoom station
Early morning near Darjeeling Head Post Office

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