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
|School kids returning from a rehearsal|
|Thick foliage :-))|
|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|