Looking forward to getting out of Delhi… although it’s nice to be in a completely different place for the novelty factor, I’m really wanting to see some friendly faces I can trust. This is not a good place to build up faith in other people… just when you think someone may actually have spoken to you without tryng to scam you, they invariably try to sell you something and won’t let you out of their sight. My nerves were completely frazzled yesterday, but I took some amazing photos in a market with a stunning sunset, and took more great photos in the vegetable market after dark. The shots really were great. Then my card corrupted, and I couldn’t recover them despite blowing several days budget on card recovery software last night. The one above is the only one I could salvage from pasting together several corrupted bits of photo. Ah well, at least it didn’t happen on an assignment and I’ll be more careful with that particular card!
Archive for December, 2006
No photos yet, as far too busy trying to sort out all the things I didn’t have time for in the UK.
I’ve also had a meeting with the photo editor of the main publication in India, so definitely keeping busy!
Delhi is quite a culture shock, but I have adapted pretty quickly. Day 4 in Delhi, and I am really losing patience though with the vast number of touts and scammers who take persistence to new heights.
I was advised by the picture editor I met with to get myself to the Kumbh Mela which is a vast spiritual gathering by the Ganges which only happens every six years. Sounds very daunting, but I’m guessing that Glastonbury has nothing on this festival! It starts on the 3rd of January, so we’re making plans to get ourselves to Varanasi before the New Year.
Hopefully there’ll be loads of photos in the next entry once I’ve made all my other plans!
Last week we (me and my wife, Kate) made the plunge and bought a one-way ticket to India. It’s Christmas Eve, and we’re now in Qatar waiting for our connecting flight to Delhi. From there, we have no idea where we’re staying, going, or how long we’ll be gone for. All I know is that I’m going to seek out as many photojournalism opportuntities as I can. We will be travelling around Asia, probably including Nepal, Thailand, China, and Indonesia.
If anyone has any contacts in India, please give us a shout!
I can’t say I’ll miss photographing celebrities too much, but I may fly back to the UK to cover Glastonbury… I’ll see how it goes!