Samuel Jeffery of Nomadic Samuel captures the faces of India through his lens.
Before descending upon India, I had been backpacking continuously for nearly a year and a half. I was feeling particularly worn down both physically and mentally and the repetitive nature of constantly being on the move and seeing ‘yet’ another temple was beginning to take its toll; however, once I arrived in India, I felt this surge of adrenaline and excitement suddenly – not unlike my first backpacking experience. India was just a whole new ball game compared to anywhere else I had ever been. I’ve often said, and heard others mention that more things happen in India than anywhere else in the world combined. I felt constantly stimulated by what was happening around me.
An India Tour through Pictures
The following photos are a series of ‘distinct faces of India’ from my 2 month journey across Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Kolkata. Although I barely scratched the surface of this massive country, these candid portraits represent the diversity of the people and regions throughout northern India.
India is literally a photographers dream. You could pivot wearing a blindfold with your thumb firmly pressed down on the shutter release button and you’d have a series of great photos. There is just so much going on all at once it’s hard to even focus on what particular subject you want to shoot.