I recently updated the site with a new collection of images I shot while traveling through the Rajasthan region of India last Jan-Feb. I spent 5 weeks traveling all over India; New Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Goa, but after going through stacks of contact sheets, the images I shot in Rajasthan spoke to me the most. “Sounds of the Soil” is my photographic journey through the beautiful and enigmatic Rajasthan region of India. It’s a region filled with harsh climate and terrain, contrasted with the warm, fun loving spirit of it’s inhabitants. On my journey I met so many interesting individuals, the subjects I was most intrigued by were the ones working this unforgiving land, and the entertainers roaming the dessert with their songs of love, separation, heroism and revelry. Here are some snap shots from the trip:
Rooftop parties and kites as far as the eye can see. Day 1 of kite festival in Jaipur.
Jeff and the “Fun Boys” on a rooftop in Jaipur.
End of the Kite Festival.
Our trusty driver and new friend Ajit.
Our home for 4 days in the Thar desert.
DK asking the Cobra if he’d like to dance
Ajit showing us rookies how it’s done
Warming up fire side after a long night of song and dance.
Ajit and I shooting a little camel caravan in the Thar desert.
A local dancer that performed for us the night before.
A snake charmer doing his thing at sunset.
Jeff and a master wood block printer from Anokhi getting ready to do some work.