They were both 100 years old, what a collective trove of experiences and memories they must have created together!
As I raised my camera, the two lovely spirited Gypsy girls struck a pose, and boldly and confidently modeled for me, proud, unafraid with not a trace of shyness. They belong to the Gadiya Luhar community which is known for their gender equality. It shows in their eyes.
Muskaan, the older sister, held my hand as we walked the streets of Agra, and her farewell words were - "didi, aap hume bhool to nahin jaoge." (Please don't forget me). Broke my heart. #soulful
The village women come to the well every morning to fill water for their daily needs. Beautiful light, beautiful collaboration, beautiful choreography.
I took this shot through the window of this beautiful couple's home in Areco. And then they invited us into their beautiful home, and told us the sad story of the loss of their daughter to cancer.
This was my second year of photographing her, and she clearly trusted me. When I went up to her, she instantly struck a pose through the veil while continuing to breast feed her baby very naturally, with not a hint of self-consciousness. #motherandchild
The man is in the light while the woman is in the shadows. That's an apt metaphor for the respective status of men vs women in many Indian communities particularly where this picture was shot, in the Northern Indian state of Rajasthan. I must add though that the man in the picture is a lovely man, caretaker of #Chandelaogarh, who invited me to his home in the village.