Faces of India – 141

He looked so much like R K Laxman’s Common Man to me; I paused at his shop on the pretext of asking directions. He showed lot of interest in my camera, my purpose of visit and from where I came. Believe me he did smile to me. He looks slightly lost in this picture though. The shot was taken in Asansol, West Bengal.

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.


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32 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Another great face!! I've said it before, but I do SO enjoy this series and the variety of people that you photograph and interview!! Thank you again, Indrani!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  2. Hilary says:

    A fascinating face. And such sharp, crisp detail.

  3. A perfect example of the Aam Aadmi who is very much in the news these days receiving so much of accolades and awards !

  4. This is a great project. I look forward to more portraits. I have the same idea for Oakland but am reluctant to ask people permission to take their pictures.

  5. Aditi says:

    Brilliant capture…there's a lot his face says!

  6. Jo says:

    Amazingly inquiring look, Indrani. Good shot! Greetings, Jo

  7. i enjoy this series a lot Indrani. Now whenever i come across some interesting face / scene i would immediately think of u 🙂

  8. A look of a studious man.

  9. Onkar says:

    A very expressive face. Well captured

  10. DeniseinVA says:

    A wonderful portrait photo!

  11. TexWisGirl says:

    yes, he appears puzzled, but glad he was nice.

  12. He looks like he's wondering what you'll do with this photo. 😉

  13. ashok says:

    excellent capture!

  14. Pallavi says:

    That was the first thing that came in my head too.. he looks like the common man from RX Laxman ! Nice capture.

  15. Jeevan says:

    Wonderful portrait! Thanks for the note on him 🙂

    Wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas.

  16. Bibi says:

    Really enjoy your series.

  17. another great one from you Indrani.. :)… the Aam aadmi..aka..mango people <3

  18. George says:

    This is another wonderful portrait. He looks lost in thought.

  19. Linda says:

    You captured so much more than his face. The photo tugs me into the presence of this stranger and I ask questions and answer them with my own imaginings.

  20. Hard lines on face,hard life.Wrinkles,bitter experiences.Lost in thoughts,could not think he would be a subject of a blog post.

  21. Another great capture…

  22. He resembles a lot of common men from villages of India

  23. you know what ! you can really catch what I call the mystery, in peoples eyes!

  24. Bushra M says:

    Lovely click dear…

  25. Sometimes we do wanna get in touch with some people, Indrani 🙂 Common man indeed.

  26. What a suspicious look..indeed nice click!!

  27. A world-weary look I'd say, kind of, I have seen everything that there is to see and I'm not impressed 🙂

  28. He sure looks like the typical common man, my grand dad looks a lot like him. Nice click once again.

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