19 November 2011

"Proudly Red" Portrait of an Indian

Proudly Red

Candid shot of a traditionally attired Rajasthani elder on Mumbai Streets.

He stood out as the odd one, amidst all the other city dwellers in his traditional attire. Smart & natty in his bright red turban (pagdi), almost making a statement - "proud of his traditions & culture'. His weathered face also a testament of tough life which probably make them so proud.

This is shot using a 200mm lens. I do not shoot portraits with zoom lens anymore. This is from archives. 

20 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

What a find! you have done a good job in capturing his lineaments.

Anshul Dutt said...

Brilliant portrait, mate. That red turban is an attention seeker and I love the clarity!

Shas said...

Great shot.

Red Handed said...

Absolutely epic! Loved how the turban has a life on its own..vibrant!!!

mayankpandey said...

@red handed - thanks. And it is color red too :-) :-)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Awesome pick Mayank...he really stands out!

Cloudninetalks said...

Very bright and colorful! The red pagdi would almost stand out in any crowd. Beautiful, especially the weathered and wrinkled face tells a lot on his life:)

Saru Singhal said...

I thought you changed your place from Mumbai to Rajasthan. But after reading the description, I found it to be otherwise. 

Brilliantly captured, love the colors in it!

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

This is certainly a beautiful capture.

mayankpandey said...

Thank you @andrew

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful portrait! So much history in that face and the red color fit so well.

Vijay Menon said...

KILLER! 

7sunita3 said...

i have zero knowledge about the technicalities but but but i lovethe pic and the RED in it.. also the way you have described it is lovely.. ya i would also say KILLER :) :)

mayankpandey said...

@anshul thanks mate

mayankpandey said...

Siddharth - thanks

mayankpandey said...

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Zeba said...

This picture is amazing. The red in it. And the words. I have a thing for portraits. People are beautiful.

mayankpandey said...

Thanks Zeba. if you like the words... i have to be super happy! :-)

magiceye said...

wonderful portraiture!

joshi daniel said...

striking!

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