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Photo walk in Jaipur/ Street Photography – Faceless Frames ” Hands”

Photo walks?

The first photo walk I ever took was when I bought a DSLR for the first time, a few years ago. I joined a photo walk organized by a leading newspaper on the World Tourism Day, here in Jaipur.

I feel photo walk is a great way to network and meet new people. As for photography, it is counter productive in some ways when a large group distracts people i.e. subject. It’s difficult to photograph people in the natural setting. Also, the photographers start copying each other, often clicking the same subject even when there are plenty of other opportunities. On the other hand, some people feel that it provides you an opportunity to see & learn from the fellow photographers. This is certainly a valid point.

After a long gap, I decided to join a photo walk in Jaipur organized earlier this month by a local photography group on a Sunday morning. The incentive to join this photo walk was to break away from the “usual mindset” rut and think afresh! Sometimes, it’s good to come out of your shell!!

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Jaipur Photo Walk in old city area/ Street Photography

 

This particular picture captures few professional and budding photographers of Jaipur before the photo walk began with a backdrop of heritage buildings of the Pink City.

The theme for this photo walk was “hands”. The walk was routed through the old Jaipur bazaar in the walled city area, which has many heritage buildings & structures. I have never been into clicking portraits which falls under the street photography. Walled city area in Jaipur is a great place for clicking portraits. For this this photo walk, I’m not posting any portrait images; choosing only faceless compositions.So here are 13 Faceless Frames, I composed during this short photo walk of 30 minutes capturing street scenes from Jaipur.

Morning is usually associated with certain routines like visiting a temple, offering prayers, reading a newspaper, drinking tea…

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The Invasion!

The gentleman in this picture was enjoying tea at a roadside tea Thela (cart) when a group of photographers swarmed in. He looked disturbed when a few photographers zoomed on his face with zoom lenses, taking an aim at his tea ritual. I settled for his hand though!

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Taking stock of the business!

This flower vendor was catching up with the news in a newspaper. In this case, he was flipping through the obituary section. Taking a stock of how his day will be?

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Tea Takeaway!!

A tea vendor pours tea into a “takeaway”!

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Passing the time!

The person in this picture is a watchman at an undergoing metro(tube) construction site. With nothing to do during the morning hours, he was watching the world go by.

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Lovestruck!

I found this interesting tattoo sign the hands of a boy. I found him sitting along with his friends outside an old temple entrance gate. flower-seller-jaipur-market-hands-theme

Waiting…..

This is a picture of a flower vendor. Waiting for the customers.

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Fruit Vendor!

A fruit vendor loading and arranging his fruit display. A usual morning ritual before the customers arrive!

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The grain seller!

These grain sellers can be spotted across the walled city area in Jaipur. They survive on people looking to earn good karma! As per Hindu belief offering feed or grains to the birds and animals improves your karma!

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Preparing for the day!

The flower seller gets into the action as he sorts and trims stem for the bouquet.

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All set!

The flower seller waits with the marigold garlands. Marigold garlands are bought by the devotees while offering morning prayers, especially in the commercial establishments where a fresh garland is offered to the God or deity as a daily routine.

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Awaiting!

A scooter rider waiting by the roadside….for whom? ..No idea!

Finally, these two pictures are my favorite ones.

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Homeless!

The above picture is of a poor homeless person. I felt sad-looking at his expressionless face. He was staring at “infinity”. There was so much hiding behind his face. Many stories…..

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Bachpan.…Childhood!

I clicked this picture at a roadside Thela (cart), a fruit selling vendor. This boy was a four-year old son of a fruit selling lady vendor. He was leaning towards his mother for the security while watching the world go by!

I will love to hear your views and suggestions.

Which picture did you like of all the above?

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196 thoughts on “Photo walk in Jaipur/ Street Photography – Faceless Frames ” Hands”

    1. Thank you, Divsi! I’m happy to know you liked it. Of late, I have been using smartphone camera for clicking pictures. I haven’t been using much of DSLR for quite some time. I feel compact zoom camera are better in most conditions. But when I do use DSLR I try to use their capability to the max.

      My personal favorites are last three pictures.
      🙂

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  1. I really liked the lovestruck and waiting pictures. This sure must have an experience in it all. The way you look at the world always take a turn when you understand how others look at it.

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    1. Love the last line of yours! I feel there’s a story in each of these pictures. I’m sure if not everyone, at least some of us can interpret them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  2. So happy to find someone who shares the same fascination for hands and feet as I have. While most photographers go for the intricacies of the face, the wrinkles and freckles, I feel that emotions are better conveyed with things that most people forget to keep a track of. These are great pictures. Keep it up!

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    1. Mansi, thanks for the appreciation. It’s true that most people choose to focus on face. In contrast, focussing away provides a different opportunity. With face we tend to form preconceived notions. Have you also captured faceless pictures?

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    1. Sheeba, we all have our own ways of looking at things and world around us. hat is what makes us unique. When I’m out with other photography enthusiasts I find that we all have different orientations. some people will notice big and important things while others are drawn towards tiny stuff and go macro. Yet another derive inspiration from daily stuff! What do you like to click, Sheeba?

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  3. Such a great collection of images! I was touched by every one of them. And I loved the idea of hands portraits. Did you ask for people’s permission when taking photo of their hands? It looks so natural and lovely, but hard to imagine that they can keep on naturally when the camera is shooting.
    My favorite one is Homeless, of course – the composition, the color scheme, all works harmonious. And the newspaper one and the one with the melon!

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