Feb 8, 2014

Faces of India - 148


“Nobody has taken my photo before”, he said after he saw himself in the LCD panel of my camera. I remember the happiness on his face then after the picture was taken. I tried to get into a conversation with him but he said he had to rush home as his mother was waiting for the can of kerosene he purchased. The shot was taken at a fuelling point on our way to Sunderbans from Kolkata.

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here.

 

36 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, dear face!! A terrific capture for the day as always, Indrani! I do love this one!! Wishing you a great weekend! Enjoy!!

TexWisGirl said...

bless him. what a wonderful face he has.

Cloudia said...

you inspire trust



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

Haddock said...

Wonderful. When I take pictures like these, I try ways and means to send them a copy of it. All don't have access to the net, so I take a print and hand it over (if I find them at the same place, like a shop keeper or a cobbler)

Pallavi said...

Beautiful capture. The smile is so genuine :)

Sougata Khan said...

That is an amazing capture. Words cannot describe the depth in this photo! really.

EastCoastLife said...

Beautiful. Hope he gets to have more photos of him taken in his later years.

Dina said...

It is a wonderful face and portrait but a sad statement. We take photographing our kids for granted. Hard to imagine a boy with no photos.

Sindhu Devi K said...

What a photography! He is lucky to be captured by you :)

Bob Bushell said...

What a lovely face he's got, but carrying a can of kerosene??

Bibi said...

Handsome boy. So many people asked me to take their photo, which I happily did. They were so pleased to see themselves.

Jinksy said...

Even if he'd had his photo taken umpteen times before, this one would outshine them all. :)

DeniseinVA said...

A sweet young boy, and a great portrait .

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Sad melancholy face reflecting a hard tough life !

George said...

What a cute young man!

Carver said...

Wonderful photograph of the boy. I'm glad he got to see himself on the LCD panel.

Sara Chapman said...

What a different world. Here in Seattle in the US every baby and child has thousands of photos taken of him or her. A magnificent portrait. I love this child instantly.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful portrait on the lookalike next door boy! Glad he was happy with your pic :)

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Another awesome portrait!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Wonderful portrait ...and his smile is so captivating...is he sad, or is he happy. A mysterious smile.

Abrachan Pudussery said...

Beautiful capture.

Tomichan Matheikal said...

Quite an expressive face.

FunFoodandfrolic said...

Innocence is the best expression

Preethi Venugopal said...

That Smile hides sadness... Made me a bit sad...Terrific capture Indrani..

bubblecube said...

Wonderful!!

Beloo Mehra said...

Something so beautiful about his expression here...

vbothransh said...

The expression on his face is heart wrenching.. This is speaking photo, well done.

Bhawya Sankar said...

His smile cute..

Amrita Sabat said...

Very nice indeed. snap too & d fact dat U gave him a gift- seein his face in a cam...:)

jkalwaye said...

The smile of ''true India ''

Anita said...

Sweet innocent smile:)

Kokila Gupta said...

Loved it..
Love,Kokila

indu chhibber said...

nice click Indrani --he looks so pensive.

Sudhir R said...

Something magnetic about this image!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Nice click Indrani :-)

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Great portrait