Arvind Ramachander, on top of the forbidden terrace of the Deccan Hospital, shooting. Getting up there was a whole lot of work. I may have learnt the most i have ever learnt about photography from one source from this man. Watching him work his camera is pleasure and you realize how little you actually know. I used to think it was all about taking a photograph. But he made me realize its all about the interaction and then making the picture. So much to learn….
Another vendor selling Rajasthani clothing, in Shilparamam, Hyderabad. Poor guy, his wares are over priced and he didnt have too many customers. And the clothes are a little too traditional for a metro city.
A jewelry maker. Mostly does work involving beads.
Fisherman’s son. He took us into his wicker boat and showed us the lake. They know the lake intimately: every twist and turn and fishes fav spots.
The father, the fisherman. And the builder in the community.
My father-in-law. Recently retired. Helps his wife in every way possible now that he has more time.
Praveena, from Anantham Jewellers. A designer.
The elephant keeper. This elephant lives in a temple. Is trained to ‘bless’ the devotees who visit. But has been retrained to do so only if you give him money. Which it promptly gives to the keeper. He made 200Rs in the 15 minutes i was around. But he is quite magnanimous. If you do not have money to spare, he will give you some from his stash that you would give the elephant and get blessed. And the elephant gives the money back to him.
Part 1: Men at work.