Archive for February, 2011

Sees shoots and leaves…

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

I was intrigued to find in a copy of today’s Tehelka magazine an article on Raghu Rai, the rather wonderful godfather of Indian photography, where he says that “Shooting a portrait is like making love by surprise”. Now, to be fair, the article is, as they say credited to ‘as told to Yamini Deenadayalanbut nevertheless it does strike me as profoundly daft.

Unless of course I’m doing it wrong. On both counts…

It reminds me of ‘Swiss Toni’ of the Fast Show fame – a comic character – a rather sad second-hand car salesman with a natty line in shiny suits whose metaphor for everything in life is that “It’s like making love to a beautiful woman…”. His take on making a cup of coffee is here.

Here’s a recent portrait. I did nothing more than press the shutter. Honest.

India - Delhi - a homeless rickshaw puller wakes under a bridge on a cold morning

Me and a Goddess…

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Well, really, what were you expecting? Expertly taken by Mr Sharma for Rs30 (a bit heavy on the flash, mind) at Kalkaji Temple in Delhi yesterday.

Madly busy in the last few weeks – assignments from Newsweek, Monocle, Jolie and two clients that unfortunately I am unable to mention at the moment but (hopefully) more images soon…

From my window…

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

A hullabaloo… somebody enjoying a noisy lunch in the tree next to my balcony…