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Thanks Missxooley. i hope all is well.
yes thank you
Have you been using Instagram? As usual, amazingly interesting photographs of India. Love them:)
Thanks. No, they are old (2002) lomography shots. Real 35 mil film.
Wow! Actually we have got so used to digital photography that when we went to Nepal this time there were loads of Analogue studios, selling Kodak films and Fuji Films – all these seemed such a quaint concept.
I’m glad that there are still huge communities who still click on analogue:)
For sure! Film now seems retro. I do love it. Polaroid, 35mil and super 8. Digital has its place. Did you love Nepal?
Fantastic… Loved it is an understatement… the juxtaposition of both religious and spiritual aspects of Hinduism and Budhism – can’t get enough. Still a lot to write on Nepal. Now am in the streets of Kolkata! Just sending you a link – a few posts surrounding this post belong to Nepal! http://ishitaunblogged.com/2012/04/24/the-abandoned-women-amidst-many-prayers/
Lucky you to be in India. How long do you intend to stay? Did you visit Gokarna in the south?
Cool stuff — love the masking tape effect in particular!
From the days i made physical photo albums!
At least you make some attempt to extend the form. So much lomo these days is fake, tired, pretentious instagram
absolutely stunning photography!! keep up the good work, really
if you can do you mind stopping by my blog, its really new and id love your feedback 🙂
Thanks so much and great posts!
Thanks!! I shall deffo swing by.
those photographs are really great. they really seem to capture an essence….very cool 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Love this post!
I am pleased you enjoy! Thank you 🙂
You are very welcome!
Very nice photos. I simply love the way you compose your shots.
I have always wanted to go india.!!!
Thank you GG. Go!!!!!!
Beautiful shots! Truly amazing. Love your art. Also, congrats! You’re freshly pressed!
Check out my blog if you wish, peace.
Thank you, i will!
these are lovely! with the vibrancy of colours you can find in india, these lomo photographs look even more wonderful 😀 yay india!
🙂 India rocks!!!
Beautiful pics, thanks for the treat and congrats on the Freshly Pressed.
Thank you Paul.
I love that last photo…
These are gorgeous. I am fascinated with Indian culture; your pictures show a beautiful perspective!
Me too. Thank you 🙂
beautiful photos, love them all 🙂
Thank you Ponky. Pinky 🙂
Wonderful work! I love that these photos are not orchestrated at all. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of India through your lomo-lens! Btw, What are the specs of the camera and film you used?
Thank you. Was 35mil and a free lomo camera, bottom of the range. The shots were taken over ten years ago.
Great! Oh, the ten-year-old photos are truly a gem!
Lovely and beautiful images! I really like the last shots and the 9th one (on the beach)!
Thank you! So nice to share them after ten years in a book, on a shelf!
This is a beautiful blog
I hope so. Thank you simple name.
I love the sense of fun, and adventure, in these shots!
Taken during my second six month period in India, during the early stages of our relationship. Mine and India’s that is.
❤ India, you'll find everything here! Well, almost.
\\Old school photgraphy// 😀
Congratulations on getting Freshly Pressed.
more to see from India: http://adiyaalan.blogspot.in/
Thanks.Everything possible in India! Just checked out your blog, it’s great.
oh, no no no! That’s not my blog. It’s a friend’s! He does all photography stuff and captures real good snaps. So I thought I’d share. 🙂
Mine is crazyexistence.wordpress.com
sorry for the confusion.
His work is strong. I shall check yours. Enjoy browsing pinkybinks.com. P 🙂
following keenly 🙂
I would recommend going backwards…lots of adventures of India, Burma and SE Asia. Lots of photography. 🙂 Thanks again kiyahinslumber.
I’m disappointed. You seem to have captured nothing more than western cliches of the east.
Sorry to hear that. The shots were take over ten years ago when i was quite young and quite new to India. I have since spent rather a long time there and taken many more photographs, This is just one post that WordPress selected to publicize from several months of blogging.
Hi Again Bhavini. I also forgot to mention that the post was as much about the quality of the image. The retro lomo, the time lapse, masking tape and the marks of age, as much as it was the content.
Tries not to judge a banana by its peel???? Not in this case!! Your comment is rude and if you took time to look deeper you would see that. My blog has had more than a handful of views, actually almost 30,000. Could you explain how abstract shots of the sky, hands and electrical wires are “nothing more than western cliches of the east”??? Expectations create disappointment.
I’m surprised you found my comment rude. I didn’t mean to.
I did, however, wanted to convey my disappointment. It saddens me when photographers come to India from abroad and take notice of objects, colours, people or situations which have already been described to death in colonial narratives centuries ago: cows, sadhus, women in their native dresses, poor people, poor children, poor people or children smiling, brightly coloured dresses, turbans, temples. I feel this reductive, typical, different-from-west perspective is what often begins to become a rooted identity of India, for people not from India, who haven’t visited the east yet. It also confirms the stereotypical notions of people who have visited the east briefly.
I would have really appreciated compositions which were different from what countless narratives have been informing the west of what the east is all about. Of course, the opposite also happens (although it would be wrong to mention it here, because the context is entirely different).
The moment I saw your initial photographs, I was let down, so I didn’t bother to look at the others. I did, after your first comment. It made sense why such things would appeal to you 10 years ago, and I went on to explore your blog for other photographs. I liked the Banganga tank ones. I went on to look at your other pictures in this series, and I liked the under-exposed, orange-tint photo with the Ganesh poster, then two pictures below, the one with an electrical wire and a Shiva idol nestled on the bottom-right, and then the fourth picture below that, the one with the temple peak in the foreground and another temple peak and a snatch of an electrical pole in the back, and the photo below that, with the electrical wires in the sandy expanse. Now yes, these pictures also had stereotypes – gods, temples – but what made them break the stereotype was the fact that (I thought) they were beautifully composed. There was a subversion of some sort, a shifted perspective. That’s all I’m looking for in photographs, but you’d know, that’s it’s tougher, sometimes, to compose rather than to capture.
I apologise for not looking through your other pictures. Shouldn’t have been in such a hurry. It doesn’t, however, disqualify my disappointment, but I know I can now explore your blog further and know that perhaps I might not be disappointed again.
Sorry, also, for the wordiness.
Hi. Thank you for your comment. It’s interesting to hear your perspective and understand why you made such a remark. I find it most interesting that tourists/travelers/photographers taking images of “objects, colours, people or situations, cows, sadhus, women in their native dresses, poor people, poor children, poor people or children smiling, brightly coloured dresses, turbans, temples” saddens you. ( what about elephants and street dogs? ) Your description is why many people come to India and how the country is marketed to an international audience.Tourists love that kind of thing, ( not poverty of course ) and in my opinion so do many of the Indian people who have ran over to me and said, ” One photo please”, poor or not. Taking photographs of the exotic cultural differences is not sad to many, it is what many photographers do, so i wonder if you could describe in more detail why this makes you sad? People know there is more to India than landscapes and people, but they help to make India great, rich, what it is. Cultural differences are a contributing factor for an interesting world and photography often celebrates this, like art does.
Many of my photographs of India do not include traditional symbols like the ones you describe, I photographed the Sikkim earthquake last September but WordPress did not press it.
People will always photograph India in a typical way, as long as the typical exists. Like New York’s iconic structures and Rome’s Vatican. People will always be predictable, but if they are passionate and loyal to their practice i support that.
Thank you for your explanation and for taking the time to look deeper. Try harder not to judge a banana by its peel.
Best wishes and peace,
Awesome pics! Love lomo 🙂
Lomo love. Thank you 🙂
beautiful pics…. Superb
Thank you Ravi 🙂
you got some awesome photos here 🙂 keep up the good work 🙂
Thank you James. I sure will!!
Nice mix of candid and abstract shots.
India is both candid and abstract. Thank you for your comment.
A more beautiful post here – https://pinkybinks.com/2012/07/26/lost-post-below-the-surface-of-bangaga/
Thank you so much 🙂
Forgot to say congratulations for being Freshly Pressed. It’s crazy, isn’t it? – one of mine was last week and I was blown away!
Thank you Bridget. It is crazy! 1st time it happened i was in India with no computer apart from an internet cafe. The owner of the cafe made lots of cash that day!!
Congratulations back at ya!
you’re rekindling my lomo passion…!! Maybe I’ll post some of my old lomo takes on my blog…thanks.
Fantastic!!! I will take a look when you do.
Wow! I love your photographs, they are superb! I was planning to go to India someday, now I can’t wait!
You MUST go! Thank you again.
These are amazing. Great and creative way of presenting them for the blog too, great idea. You may have just inspired me 🙂
Thank you. Bring back the old school photo album!!! 🙂
ya know – there was something very tactile about it. Thats why I still believe in getting prints made. Technology has helped us in many ways but a small part is taken away. Props on keeping it up. Excited to see whats next.
I am with you on prints. No idea what is next. Perhaps more of my recent work shot in Burma!!
there is something about taking prints and arranging them to make another composition to take a picture of.
These are awesome pictures! They remind me of when I used to live in Delhi (:
If you have time, I’d love for you to check out my blog.
Thank you. I will make time to look at your blog, in fact i will do it right now!! 🙂
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Thank you for re-blogging my post!!! 🙂
Thank you so much!
Love the photos! Where in India were they taken? I’m especially curious to know because ‘ll be studying in (and blogging about) India for the next few months.
They were taken in Gokarna on the south west coast. A place i stayed for eleven months. Soooo peaceful. I will look forward to reading your posts about your time in the mother land. Good luck.
Beautifully done album. Nice photos, great job! Congrats on being FPd. 🙂
Thank you so much. I will check out your blog 🙂
great job 🙂 looking forward for more photos soon 🙂
Yey!!!!! Thank you RandomSrc. I am grateful for your kind words 🙂
Funny thing. I live here, and I hardly ever notice any of that. Love the way you’ve put them up.
Cool. Read some of the comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for looking and being nice!!!!!!!! ( see some comments!! )
Yay! Congrats on being FP!!! I have loved your blog for some time and am glad you have been recognized 🙂
Yey….Hi kat. I know you have and i am greatfull. yey for your support. I hope you are well x
Thank you so much Kat 🙂 🙂 🙂
🙂 Thank you 🙂
Lovely photo’s, I miss India!
Thank you. me also 😦
As promised, I dug up some old Lomo shots. http://i-am-not-a-lawyer.com/2012/08/22/paint-my-sky-lomo/
Time to wipe the dust off of the old lady! Thanks again for the motivation.
Great to see them. What lomo did you use??
I absolutely love the one with the women in yellow saris! i’m glad i came across your work, its simple yet beautiful.
youre very lucky to have seen and travelled to so many colourful places 🙂 love it.
Thank you for your comment and for checking my work out. Enjoy future posts. Pinky 🙂
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If this isn’t the best way to inspire a journey to India, I don’t know what is! Incredible. These give such great detail. Duly inspired to continue with Lomography!
P.S. I wrote a post recently about my first go with the Diana F+ (bit.ly/UNKarI), do you have any quick tips? I’d really appreciate any feedback!