Faces of India – 284

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

A Guard at Kiradu Temple, Barmer

I met this guard at Kiradu Temple Complex near Barmer, Rajasthan. The ice cold stern look made him look more like a statue than a human. It seemed he would merge into those walls of Temples of Kiradu Complex. To me his eyes seemed to connect with some distant form which could evolve out of nowhere. While we all, a group of around 50 people at the temple, were busy involved with activities of our interest, the guard seemed to get ready to respond and engage with his surroundings. Not just this guard alone but the other guards too wore the same stony look.

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28 Responses

  1. Jeevan says:

    strong and astonishing look! great capture

  2. Al says:

    You’d better behave around him – he means business. Great portrait of a man in action!

  3. am scared with his looks.
    Muchhe ho toh inke jaisi ho warna na ho.

  4. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    Oh…the moustache!

  5. His big but well trimmed mustache make his looks more stony

  6. He looks really scary.

  7. Quite an astonishing look he has!

  8. Yogi Saraswat says:

    Great Mustache !! King Size

  9. Sims says:

    I’m I the Jallad of Bigg Boss??

  10. Sheena says:

    Whoa, that’s an intense stare & great capture. Love the moustache!

  11. joe says:

    Looks like he has just spotted something which should not have been there.
    His face says that he is serious about his work and no hanky panky stuff while he is on duty.
    Like the two tones of his turban.

  12. Abigail says:

    After all hes a guard and a guard has to portray a certain kind of strictness. I think that’s what he is doing. From the inside he might be just as mild as he is stern outside. And that is the beauty of Indians. Liked your concept of exploring the Indians through photographs.

  13. Isaac Tan says:

    his moustache is really well groomed 🙂 nice sharing

  14. Eddy Rush says:

    He looks so fierce , i will get one too .

  15. Oh may, I got a feeling he might just scream whenever now..

  16. Miriam says:

    He sure looks like a statue that is just about to come to life. Thanks for sharing this photo!

  17. blair villanueva says:

    very mysterious, its like he could see you through and through

  18. Joanne Cheah says:

    serious shocked face with a exaggerated mustache.

  19. Puisan says:

    wow! A collection of faces! Each and every one of them portray different characters! Interesting!

  20. Emily says:

    What a beautiful portrait shot. Sometimes, I wish I have the knack to shoot like this.

  21. I guess they have to show stone face because they are guard after all. They have to show their straight face

  22. qian says:

    lovely face. love this photo. so poignant.

  23. He certainly has a very unique look. The neatly shaped mustache says it all

  24. Sharon Lee says:

    I never been to India before! But I heard many story from my friend when she travel to India =D Love his beard!

  25. Ivy Kam says:

    Nice photo, I like the color contrast and his facial expression 🙂

  26. Aliza Sara says:

    Nice shot! You caught his expression

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