Street Photography

My approach to street photography is to document what is happening in and around the streets. I am mostly on the move, observing, looking for something but not sure what, taking interest in what’s going on, having small conversations, sharing cups of tea, and documenting how life in the streets is.

Empty, lifeless streets during ‘lockdowns’ in the two years of the pandemic has strengthened my belief in the importance of documenting life in the street. My focus is less on the need of a street photograph being ‘beautiful’ or ‘visually appealing,’ and more on the moment.

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October 2022, Kolkata, India: A man smokes as he dances during a Durga Puja procession
October 2022, Kolkata, India: Hidden Faces, Visible Burdens
February 2023, Mumbai, India: A woman at Sassoon Docks leaving with fish
February 2023, Mumbai, India: A man throws a basket full of fish from a ship to the dock where another man is to catch it
February 2023, Mumbai, India: Two basketwallahs wait to cross a road near a busy street market in South Mumbai
February 2023, Mumbai, India: Men trying to place a huge fish over a push cart at Sassoon Docks
Faceless Identities
April 2021, Pokhara: Men returning from a ritual
March 2022, Jaisalmer: Women in Khuri village returning home with pots of water filled from a well
February 2023, Mumbai, India: A man sitting near a ‘danger’ sign warning about the dangerous building
September 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal: Girls selling balloons inside Durbar Square complex during Indra Jatra celebrations
Fish sellers in Ahmedabad
March 2022, Jaisalmer: A woman milks a cow at Khuri village
October 2020, Pokhara: A cow drinks cola served by a man
October 2020, Pokhara: Women trying to feed water to a possibly dehydrated chicken they have bought
April 2022, Ahmedabad: A goat and its owner share water from a plastic bag on a hot summer day
February 2022, Ahmedabad: Inside one of the pols
November 2021 – A woman talking on phone outside an old building in Ahmedabad
July 2021, Pokhara, Nepal: A man sitting by a house cum shop preparing tobacco for chewing
August 2022, Ahmedabad: Men walking past a truck with Mother India movie poster painted on it
September 2021, Kathmandu: A man fixing a fault in overhead cable lines
February 2020, Delhi: A tea shop in old Delhi just days before the first ‘lockdown’
September 2021, Nepal: A man helps transport heavy goods through busy streets of Kathmandu
December 2021, Ahmedabad: A man barely avoids running into a woman carrying heavy weight over her head
December 2021, Ahmedabad: A man brings back empty bottles of purified water
Who’s Caged?
October 2020, Pokhara: People in a busy street walk past an elderly woman who has fallen asleep on the sidewalk
December 2020, Ahmedabad: People collect food donated by Jalaram Temple
December 2020, Ahmedabad: A man selling buns at Bhathiar Gali
October 2020, Pokhara: A man working at a welding shop
November 2021: Chickens for sale at Ahmedabad’s Sunday Market
March 2021, Ahmedabad: A chicken bought at Sunday Market pokes out of a bag
February 2020, Delhi: Pedal rickshaw drivers playing cards during their afternoon break a few days before the first ‘lockdown’
July 2021, Pokhara, Nepal: Broken signboad of a restaurant that was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic
Hoi An, Vietnam. 2018
December 2021, Ahmedabad: A postman leaves after delivering letters to a man
August 2021, Pokhara: A woman preparing pani puri by the Phewa lake
March 2020, Bhaktapur, Nepal: Men sitting outside a temple in Durbar Square area
Hoi An, Vietnam, 2018: Fish sellers waiting to buy their stock of fish a