Faces of India – 258

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

faces of india 258

He is one of those people who love to get photographed, so perfect for my faces of India series. Neither of us knew each other but the simplicity with which asked to be photographed touched me beyond words. He knew very well he wouldn’t get a copy of the pic yet he happily smiled at the idea of getting photographed. He seemed mighty impressed with the camera I was holding. He wanted to know its cost. After hearing the cost he said you must be definitely getting good pictures with such an expensive camera. I nodded in agreement.

I asked for his name and now I am able to recollect only the surname he mentioned ‘Gowda’. His family has been living in this village for three generations. I met him in Ishwara Temple, Arasikere, Karnataka.

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24 Responses

  1. Yogi Saraswat says:

    I saw this type of “tilak ” in Manipur first time .

  2. Asha says:

    Lovely photo indeed. He has a very open smile

  3. Bob says:

    A good looking man, always smiling.

  4. Cynthia says:

    I like your series ‘faces of India’. Beautiful portraits of beautiful and interesting people. Great and very interesting concept! I

  5. motidana says:

    Such a happyexpression on his face. Makes one feel calm just looking at this photo

  6. What a happy encounter you had with this subject for Faces of India. I love the tilt of his chin and the open, honest look he portrays. Thanks for sharing, Indrani. Greetings Jo

  7. Chaitali says:

    Simplicity thy name.

  8. Such an innocent contented expression. I wonder how many selfies he would have clicked of himself if given a good camera. …just like many of us…happy to pose 🙂

  9. Jyothi D'mello says:

    He definitely looks like someone with an interesting Character. Loved the tilak on his forehead.

  10. George says:

    It’s impossible to view this portrait without smiling in return. Very well done!

  11. vatsala mallya says:

    Simplicity and genuinity in his expressions . Lovely capture ! Indrani..

  12. Priyanka says:

    I like his expression, plus there’s that look that says he’s used to being photographed 🙂

  13. Simple and content he seems..!

  14. jaishvats says:

    He seems to be radiating all the goodness in this world 🙂

  15. What a beautiful expression. Another very fine portrait!

  16. Jeevan says:

    A good smiling face to shoot 🙂 Liked his innocence

  17. A much happy face 🙂

  18. Happiness has no price:)

  19. These days even consumer cameras have become powerful. I have printed fine art images clicked with a 6 megapixel DSLR to 20×30 inch size for exhibition and sold as well. 🙂 Today 10 years later, DSLRs even have 50 MP resolution.

  20. He is full all by himself with what is with him by the side.. Total contentment!

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