About the Book
Reflecting on our journey, what stands out over the varied terrain and natural beauty of India’s landscapes and the incomparable artistry of fairy tale forts, palaces, and temples, are the people: brilliantly arrayed women with ready smiles, laughing children with inquisitive kohl-rimmed eyes, proud turbaned men. We were welcomed, gifted with flowers, fruit, and perfume, served tea and biscuits, samosas and lassis. People beckoned, as curious about us as we were about them, eager to be photographed and to photograph us, delighted to find a common language of images, gestures, laughter, and to share, however briefly, something of their lives.
Volume II includes images from Bharatpur, Jaipur, Deogarh, Kumbhalgarh, Rajsamand, and Udaipur.
Bird watching, cultural travel, and photography have taken my wife and me to six continents and over fifty countries. Exploring the world has also helped me greater appreciate the diversity and unique beauty of our home in Grapevine, Texas. I enjoy photographing the natural world of flora and fauna, landscapes, and people. As my skills as a photographer have increased, I have became more interested in the details of composition, lighting, and photographing different subjects. Though initially reluctant to photograph people because it seemed too intrusive, I now especially enjoy the challenge of capturing an expression, mood, or perspective in candid street portraits. My coffee table books attempt to capture and present all of these elements in an aesthetically pleasing way. I offer photography classes through the Grapevine and Southlake, TX Park and Recreation departments and also offer small group and private lessons.