Faces of India – 144

The lady of De family, she assists her family in looking after the “Depara Temple”. She was like a local guide to the temple explaining to us whatever she knew about the temple. She said, “I have seen many photographers come and take photographs of the temple. What do you do with those pictures? What is so great about this temple?”

Probably the importance vanishes when you see something like this everyday.

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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31 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    i wonder if you were the first to ask to take her photo. 🙂

  2. Sylvia K says:

    There are lots of questions in those eyes and that face!! Great shot as always, Indrani, you do find such a wonderful variety of people to photograph! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend!!

  3. I found the "What do you do with these pictures?" question fascinating. It made me think of the times I have visited places and spent so much time behind my camera. It was my way of seeing closely. It really wasn't about the photos, in a way.

  4. Nice photo.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Red Handed says:

    Interesting question by her!

  6. Onkar says:

    Nice capture. Her face seems to be asking the question.

  7. DeniseinVA says:

    I agree, what an interesting question. A lovely portrait Indrani.

  8. Familiarity robs the charm of even great pieces of art.Little wonder she posed that question to you.
    You come up with common pictures in an uncommon way!!Good job,Indrani

  9. Lovely portrait there Indrani.

  10. Lovely portrait. It's true, you kind of go blind to the beauty of things you see every day.

  11. Bibi says:

    That is so true, that she doesn't see the beauty anymore, or else not all time time. I remember a guide telling us when we visited a craftsmen's village and took so many photos of things other than them and their trade, that they wondered what it was we saw….

  12. Interesting that she wanted to know what you do with your photos. I think you are right that we don't appreciate the places and things close to us…until we show them to others and they tell us they are special. 😉

  13. Carver says:

    Another great portrait. I enjoy this series so much.

  14. George says:

    I think it's a natural human tendency to take something for granted when we are near it every day. It really doesn't matter how special that something is.

  15. Al says:

    An interesting perspective – to me that temple is incredible, like nothing I've ever seen. I wonder what her eyes have seen?

  16. Beautiful picture. An interesting character.

  17. As «Louis» has commented previously, this is a fine series as it gives a very human perspective to your travels. Your "Faces of India" series is something «Louis» looks forward to.

  18. A curious capture 🙂

  19. i think She is Too angry 🙂

  20. A picture worth a thousand words. Your pics say it all.

  21. Even a little character has its own importance 🙂 🙂 Great you are Indrani to capture her 🙂

  22. A simple yet complicated question asked by her. Amader state-e (WB) erokom onek mondir achhe jegulo khub awbohelay poRe achhe :-(..Nobody pays any heed for their development or renovation. It's so nice of you that you're taking some effort to make these at least known to some people.

  23. a Rat says:

    interesting face with quite an interesting question…

  24. Seeta says:

    True, the grass on the other side is always greener….

  25. Anita says:

    So true, Indrani!
    We value what we don't get to see…

  26. So intriguing that she asked about the photographs clicked of her, what you told her?

  27. Ghar ki murgi dal barabar is all that comes to my mind.

  28. Neha Gupta says:

    Interesting project

  29. Nice Pic 🙂 . I wonder what you replied to her though.

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