Every trip, every place, every experience is defined by our fleeting, highly subjective impressions. India leaves itself wide open to interpretation, offering an unparalleled diversity of experiences if one explores with an open mind and eye.
My photographs reflect what I learned to be the defining nature of my experiences in India: my interactions with and observations of people. Escaping from people is impossible. The locals' intense curiosity, high level of interest and amazing openness to approach, ask questions and have their pictures taken with and by you makes it impossible to be alone in India. Seemingly every day and moment was spent in active conversation or observation. These images capture my moments of peace, my fleeting opportunities to observe rather than be observed.
Taylor Davidson is a documentary photographer focused on the role of business and people in their environment. After growing up in the US, Bahamas and UK, he has continued to explore the world with his open, accepting and inquisitive mind and eye. He is based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. More available at http://www.taylordavidson.com
20 Lights Published April 10, 2008