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Archive for ‘October, 2014’

INDIA TODAY – Jodhpur II

More sights from an extended stroll in Jodhpur, India. All photos taken January 2014.

 

 

 

 

How now, brown cow? Tidbit, Indians ship cows more than they worship them: as of last year India is the top beef-exporting country. For burgers, obviously. Anyone spot a contradiction?

How now, brown cow? Tidbit: Indians ship cows more than they worship them: as of last year India is the top beef-exporting country. For burgers, obviously. Anyone spot a contradiction?

 

 

 

 

Of course, allowing cows to feed on trash is one way to get rid of at least some of Indian rubbish. Enjoy your burger!

Of course, allowing cows to feed on trash is one way to get rid of at least some of India’s rubbish. Enjoy your burger!

 

 

 

 

Pop into the local gymnasium, and you might find some skinny dude pumping iron, old school. On the walls, Hindu gods and Arnold Schwarzenegger for motivation.

Pop into the local gymnasium, and you might find some scrawny dude pumping iron, old school. On the walls, Hindu gods and Arnold Schwarzenegger provide motivation.

 

 

 

 

Should i feel guilty for portraying what is often referred to as the "blue city" in boring monochrome? Perhaps...

Should i feel guilty for portraying what is often referred to as the “blue city” in boring monochrome? Perhaps…

 

 

 

 

"Hey guys! Quick! There's a photographer!" Dang - I was hoping i could get through at least one post without having to shoot...

“Hey guys! Come, quick! There’s a guy with a camera!”
Dang – I was hoping i could get through at least one post without having to shoot…

 

 

 

 

 

 

..."one photo, sir?!?"

…”one photo, sir?!?”

 

 

 

 

It seems a lifetime ago i took these photos. But i don’t deny that taking a little time once a week to process, consider and post a few is a very rewarding exercise. I thank all visitors and any who may wish to comment. Sadly, i currently haven’t near enough time to see what everyone else on wordpress (or elsewhere, for that matter) is up to. I hope that changes soon.

All the best to you and thanks for stopping by.

Alessandro Ciapanna

INDIA TODAY – Jodhpur

Hello there! This weeks instalment takes us for a stroll through the streets of Jodhpur, India. Where, it seems, people are either busy working or busy asking the passing photographer to have their photo taken. Here goes.

 

 

 

 

 

This man was busy mending sacks with needle and thread.

This man was busy mending sacks with needle and thread.

 

 

 

 

This all started with "One photo, sir?!" and rapidly snowballed out of all proportion. It took about twenty shots before these youngsters had finally had enough and left me alone...

This all started with “One photo, sir?!” and rapidly snowballed out of all proportion. It took about twenty shots before these youngsters had finally had enough and left me alone…

 

 

 

 

The guy in the middle of the frame noticed i was about to take a picture and struck a pose.

The guy in the middle of the frame noticed i was about to take a picture and struck a pose.

 

 

 

 

Look at my cat, sir! In fact, please thake a photo of him....

Look at my cat, sir! In fact, please thake a photo of him…

 

 

 

 

This gentleman doing some plumbing work stopped me and  asked me to take a picture of his toothless mother.

This gentleman doing some plumbing work stopped me and asked me to take a picture of his toothless mother.

 

 

 

 

And, finally, one of the pictures i love to take: one in which my subjects are completely oblivious to my presence.

And, finally, one of the pictures i love to take: one in which my subjects are completely oblivious to my presence.

 

 

 

 

It seems that it’s really difficult to play the “invisible man” when out and about shooting in India: the camera just attracts too much attention. Oh, well. It’s all in very good spirits. People of Jodhpur, i love you all right back!

Alessandro Ciapanna

INDIA TODAY – Udaipur III

Hello there! Please enjoy a random selection of street views from the lovely city of Udaipur, India. Or: what is it people do all day in Udaipur…?

 

 

 

 

Some like to take pictures of each other, as this couple of local tourists at the hilltop fort.

Some like to take pictures of each other, as this couple of local tourists at the hilltop fort.

 

 

 

 

Others have the gift of being able to make pictures even without a camera, as this shopowner.

Others have the gift of being able to make pictures even without a camera, as this shopowner.

 

 

 

 

This fellow kept himself busy dismantling a section of wall using nothing but an oversized nail.

This fellow kept himself busy dismantling a section of wall using nothing but an oversized nail.

 

 

 

 

Some like to hang out together in the blistering sun, as these people at a Communist Party rally.

Some like to hang out together in the blistering sun, as these people at a communist party rally.

 

 

 

 

 

And if the sun gets to you, in Udaipur you can always shade yourself with a stone elephant.

And if the sun gets to you, in Udaipur you can always shade yourself with a stone elephant.

 

 

 

 

This young gentleman likes to be on his own and in a big crowd at the same time.

This young gentleman likes to be on his own and in a big crowd at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Some just want to make their way home. as this gentleman in Udaipur's version of Times Square.

Some just want to make their way home. as this gentleman in Udaipur’s version of Times Square.

 

 

 

 

The large lake in Udaipur keeps all sorts of people busy: grownups washing laundry and kids being kids.

The large lake in Udaipur keeps all sorts of people busy: grownups washing laundry and kids being kids.

 

 

 

 

As for me, i keep myself busy running around with my camera. And when i see a relfection as pretty as this one, i am not only busy, but truly glad to be alive.

As for me, i keep myself busy running around with my camera. And when i see a relfection as pretty as this one, i am not only busy, but truly glad to be alive.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for being here. I hope you enjoyed.

Alessandro Ciapanna