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Once upon a time 23-year-old Erica Derrickson set out for India with a plane ticket, her life in a backpack, and a burning desire to explore. Her first book, India: A Thousand Words, presents Erica’s photographic journey over a period of two months as she traveled from ocean to city, from desert to swamp, from the mountains to the marketplace and everywhere in between in search of adventure. Vibrant with color and detail, Thousand Words depicts the beauty of India through the eyes of Erica Derrickson with a raw intensity that intends to shed light on the enigmatic allure of this magnificent country.


About the Author

Erica Derrickson
erica_d Often Boston

I love seeing the world anew through the lens of my camera. I find that there's something very raw yet articulated about the art of photography, and I love how it facilitates an experience of the beauty of the world in a whole new way. I feel very passionate about sharing the beauty I see in my world, because I sincerely believe that people derive value from being exposed to beauty. My intention with my photography is to bring value to the lives of my audience. If nothing more, I would hope that my photography might inspire my audience to gain a better appreciation for the beauty in their own worlds.

Publish Date  June 18, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  40 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Travel

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erica_d says

If you like my work check out my new blog at

Thanks for being here!

posted at 06:47pm Mar 19 PST


erica_d says

Thanks for reading so closely! I still don't know how to zoom in to read the words. You are totally right about how itineraries can get in the way - when I travel I really like to follow my intuition, which often involves going in a direction that I never anticipated, which is exactly how I ended up having experiences that were far more interesting and fun than anything I could have planned. Thanks for enjoying my book and leaving feedback!

Thanks for your feedback, and for taking the time to let me inspire you. I'm happy that you enjoyed my photos :)

posted at 04:46pm Jun 30 PST


annacathryn says

A beautiful book and stunning photography. Truly inspiring.

posted at 03:35am Jun 27 PST


lichungliu says

Beautiful photos and great closing remarks. Images from India always seem so raw and true. Itinerary often gets in the way of life happening, and chanced meeting with travelers have a long lasting memory of their own.

posted at 02:50pm Jun 19 PST


erica_d says

Hi! Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it! Yes, the dogs in India are very unique, and are very much unlike the dogs we have in the West - the dogs in India seem to balance coexisting with humans with living entirely independent from them.

posted at 07:33am Jun 19 PST


dmkilbride says

A very peaceful mood to the book.

I liked the dogs, they seem content in their lives.

posted at 10:28pm Jun 18 PST


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