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Trip to India – South Bombay

Today I visited the markets in South Bombay, including Chor Bazaar; one of the largest flea markets in India.  It was probably my favourite day of photographing so far as there were so many different things going on around me, and I didn’t have to photograph it from the inside of a fast moving car!  

Most of my photos seem to focus on the locals going about their daily business.  I didn’t realise my love of photographing people in such a way until I visited India, as my normal work is studio or sport related.  There was also time for a quick visit to Dhobi Ghat; India’s biggest human laundry, washing thousands of clothes daily!

People and their daily life…

Photos form Dhobi Ghat Laundry…

Everything else…


Trip to India – Tuesday 6th November 2012

I have just returned home from a visit to Whistling Woods International Film School in Mumbai.

The photos below were taken during the car journey to Whistling Woods/Film City for the first day of lessons.

I didn’t end up taking that many photos, or should I say not that many turned out well enough as I was photographing from an erratically but expertly driven car at high speed, with the subject also moving, and to make things slightly more challenging the windows were tinted too; all the while trying to hold steady a large and heavy lens!!

I instantly became hooked though at all the sights and goings on around me, and driving around Mumbai became my favourite part of the 3 week trip!  I can’t remember a car journey where I didn’t have my camera out, and I got much better at taking photos in such conditions!

Photos from day 1 are below…

My favourite photo taken today.   "People" and "documentary" quickly became my preferred style of photography whilst in Mumbai
My favourite photo taken today.
“People” and “Documentary” quickly became my preferred style of photography whilst in Mumbai
Holding on to Dad!
Holding on to Dad!
This made me laugh!! There is no lane driving in Mumbai!!
Auto Rickshaw!  We were all desperate to travel in one of these!!
Auto Rickshaw! We were all desperate to travel in one of these!!
Hitchin' a ride!!  I was amazed at how many people in Mumbai travel this way
Hitchin’ a ride!! I was amazed at how many people in Mumbai travel this way
Every car has this or something similar on the dashboard!!
Every car has one of these, or something similar on the dashboard!!
Make up/wardrobeTrailers for the stars of shows filming at Film City
Make up/wardrobeTrailers for the stars of shows filming at Film City
I got well excited when I spotted this!!!
I got well excited when I spotted this!!  (Manchester United fan!!)
Part of Film City
Part of Film City
Film set that would be used when a Court room scene is required
Film set that would be used when a Court Room scene is required