published 8 Feb 2011 & updated 6 May 2011 in Photography tagged w/ RTW
Part IV of the Around the World Series
It was at this point in the trip that I noticed a trend, the more relaxed I got, the fewer pictures I took. That made Phi Phi Island come in dead last on the picture count. Coming in first however, is the wonderful land known as India. In the land flowing of stares and glances, I had little else to do but take pictures.
However, while it may not be on the top ten list of best vacation spots, it is certainly one of the most historic and rich lands. More than any destination, this place was the most culturally rich. They have, whether by the people’s choice or not, avoided adopting western influences. What is taboo here, is normal there and vise versa.
The challenge of photographing India is in the choice of what not to photograph. Everywhere you turn there is something even more strange. But in order to capture anything good, you have to stop and focus in one story at a time.
Previous stop: Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Next stop: Venice, Italy