From the spiritual ambience of the world’s largest festival – The Kumbh Mela – to the humble Mumbai layman, to Bollywood superstars and to the homeless, these portraits immortalise the contrasting subjects of a country steeped in mystery, chaos, diversity and energy.
Faces of India depicts the cultural and common sights of India – some shocking to the Western eye but very much normality for those desensitised to the destitute and poor – which cannot be avoided. Yet, exuberant colours and hope resonate from this land which is
home to vast religious activity, swathes of races and languages, and dizzying sensory overload.
Simply taking a stroll down a road in Mumbai will open your eyes in ways like no other city will.
Every still moment tells a story whether
underlying or obvious. Every face is a minute snapshot of the ocean of over a billion people that populate this immense and unparalleled nation.
Photographer, traveller, blogger & bokeh-loving city girl (with a penchant for riots).
India: From The Inside Published October 27, 2010