Workshop mono

A street scene captured in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It’s sometimes difficult to read peoples reactions to having their picture taken.

Is it suspicion, fear, annoyance? Does he think that he’s been caught out?

I’m pretty sure that I would feel all of those and more….

Do we have the right to intrude? Should we reserve the right for people to see only our good side, or should we use our camera to catalogue and record even the negative and less than ideal conditions? I almost decided to delete this picture.

But life can be dour…..

Workshop mono


Author: Stewartry Writers

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2 thoughts on “Workshop mono”

  1. I found the same in Oman, although if I asked nicely ‘in Arabic’ most were so taken aback that I had spoken Arabic, they usually said yes.
    But I agree, it is sometimes difficult when and if one should make an image of someone; especially if they think you are taking their soul.


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