/ Faces of India

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Nadir khan - on 03 Nov 2012
Just back from a trip to India where i was working for a few days . I did get a chance to get out and about a bit and the experience of photographing people in India is completely the opposite of photographing people in Morocco. The kids in India love being photographed , and many of the adults are also not averse to posing , albeit rather stiffly . I've attached some of my favourite images and a short blog about it if anyone is interested .
http://www.nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/image/504
http://www.nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/image/507
http://www.nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/image/497
http://nadirkhanphotography.co.uk/blog/?p=539
Andrew Smith - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:Very nice, every face tells a story.
Indy - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

What 'processing' did you do on these images to get that effect.... if you don't mind me asking ;)
Nadir khan - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Indy: its a combnation of things , 90% of what i do is LR4 , but i also use the detail extractor in Color efex pro to bring out every crease and wrinkle . and then a little PS6 to remove any distracting elements , does that make me a bad person ? ; )
Fraser on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

I think I saw that first woman in a Nivea advert! ;P

Excellent work, as usual.
Wide_Mouth_Frog - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

I was in India a few years ago and thought I'd got some good pics, but yours blow mine out of the water. Great stuff!
Nadir khan - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Wide_Mouth_Frog: Its an inspiring place to photograph, thats for sure .so much life , not all of it in great shape , but as was said earlier , 'every face tells a story' , but that story is pretty tough and most dont have a happy ending
chris fox on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

Wonderful set of images Nadir, India is a fantastic place. I remember shooting a kid in Varanasi in 1998, and then when i was back in the same place in 2000, a kid kept tugging my shirt (thought it was someone after baksheesh) and he says "Do you remember me" ! it was the same young kid. Very humbling to think of all the tens of thousands of people that travel through Varanasi and he remembered me.

Damn, i want to go back !
Brian - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to Nadir khan: nice one, am heading out there next week !
Nadir khan - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to chris fox: Thats incredible , how the hell did hr remember you ? I doubt if any of the people i photographed would remember me after 2 years , you obvioulsy made an big impression
chris fox on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to Nadir khan:

We spent the day hanging around the same corner he was selling postcards at, took a load of shots and bought postcards off him as a thank you. Yes it was pretty amazing he remembered me due to the amount of people that pass through there to/from the Nepalese border.

Love the picture of the woman with the car reflection in her eyes.

Chris
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Nadir khan - on 06 Nov 2012
In reply to chris fox: thanks Chris , 50mm1.4 , I was amazed at the resolution of that shot . will have to check out Varanassi

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