Faces of India – 148

“Nobody has taken my photo before”, he said after he saw himself in the LCD panel of my camera. I remember the happiness on his face then after the picture was taken. I tried to get into a conversation with him but he said he had to rush home as his mother was waiting for the can of kerosene he purchased. The shot was taken at a fuelling point on our way to Sunderbans from Kolkata.

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


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36 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What a wonderful, dear face!! A terrific capture for the day as always, Indrani! I do love this one!! Wishing you a great weekend! Enjoy!!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    bless him. what a wonderful face he has.

  3. Cloudia says:

    you inspire trust

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

  4. Haddock says:

    Wonderful. When I take pictures like these, I try ways and means to send them a copy of it. All don't have access to the net, so I take a print and hand it over (if I find them at the same place, like a shop keeper or a cobbler)

  5. Pallavi says:

    Beautiful capture. The smile is so genuine 🙂

  6. That is an amazing capture. Words cannot describe the depth in this photo! really.

  7. Beautiful. Hope he gets to have more photos of him taken in his later years.

  8. Dina says:

    It is a wonderful face and portrait but a sad statement. We take photographing our kids for granted. Hard to imagine a boy with no photos.

  9. What a photography! He is lucky to be captured by you 🙂

  10. What a lovely face he's got, but carrying a can of kerosene??

  11. Bibi says:

    Handsome boy. So many people asked me to take their photo, which I happily did. They were so pleased to see themselves.

  12. Jinksy says:

    Even if he'd had his photo taken umpteen times before, this one would outshine them all. 🙂

  13. DeniseinVA says:

    A sweet young boy, and a great portrait .

  14. Sad melancholy face reflecting a hard tough life !

  15. George says:

    What a cute young man!

  16. Carver says:

    Wonderful photograph of the boy. I'm glad he got to see himself on the LCD panel.

  17. What a different world. Here in Seattle in the US every baby and child has thousands of photos taken of him or her. A magnificent portrait. I love this child instantly.

  18. Jeevan says:

    Beautiful portrait on the lookalike next door boy! Glad he was happy with your pic 🙂

  19. Another awesome portrait!

  20. Wonderful portrait …and his smile is so captivating…is he sad, or is he happy. A mysterious smile.

  21. Quite an expressive face.

  22. Innocence is the best expression

  23. That Smile hides sadness… Made me a bit sad…Terrific capture Indrani..

  24. Something so beautiful about his expression here…

  25. vbothransh says:

    The expression on his face is heart wrenching.. This is speaking photo, well done.

  26. Very nice indeed. snap too & d fact dat U gave him a gift- seein his face in a cam…:)

  27. jkalwaye says:

    The smile of ''true India ''

  28. Anita says:

    Sweet innocent smile:)

  29. Loved it..

  30. nice click Indrani –he looks so pensive.

  31. Sudhir R says:

    Something magnetic about this image!

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