Photographer's Note

Tamil Nadu - Madurai - Meeting in the street

So far I’ve shown only one portrait on this site. In general I am not very good at taking portraits. But the fact is also that I usually don't dare.
I often saw that John dares to make portraits in the streets in Belgium.
So I thought I had to take some in India. Almost nobody objects there to taking pictures.

However, with my previous portrait ‘Lady in yellow’ there were a few comments that they didn't really like portraits. I wonder why … I’m only afraid that the people might find me too intrusive.
So I first ask very politely and in India people smile and say 'yes'.

This simple man I met on the street also said yes. But I saw that he didn’t understand why a foreigner would want a picture of him. Afterwards I showed him the photo on my camera but I know he will never see it on a computer.

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