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Priya Bhagra - mirror reflection, Dressing, Earring, Mirror, People, Portrait, Priya Bhagra, Sari, Photographer Anurag Jain

Priya Bhagra - mirror reflection

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The lady and a mirror

28 Apr 2014 | 8 comments » Add a comment


It’s late in the evening
She’s wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde? er.. black hair
And then she asks me
Do I look alright
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight

Eric Clapton in his song “Wonderful tonight”

 

Admit it. Whenever we see a mirror we do tend to check ourselves out, even if its for a brief moment

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Saira praying, low light, People, Portrait, Saira, Photographer Anurag Jain

Saira praying

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The lady with a prayer

13 Apr 2014 | no comments » Add a comment


A prayer is a constant reminder that we are beggars.

 

The act of praying or meditating either for religious or spiritual reasons is something most of us have done at some point or the other. It’s an act where one is most true to their identity, most vulnerable and naked. We are our true image when we bow

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Kids on their way to school in an auto, auto rickshaw, Childhood, kids, People, school trip, Photographer Anurag Jain

Kids on their way to school in an auto

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Laws of childhood

09 Oct 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Childhood is the most glorious moment of our lives, we realize this the moment we cross it to become adults.

 

The laws of the world behave in a different way for a child. Here are some which I have experienced or have heard from someone.

 

The concept of money: My mom never gets tired of telling me the stuff I used to do when I was young. Apparently I took money from a temple to buy icre-cream, not that I tried to hide the fact. I readily told

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Forest Guard at Ranthambore, Forest Guard, People, Portrait, Rajasthan, Ranthambore, Ranthambore National Park, Photographer Anurag Jain

Forest Guard at Ranthambore

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The forest guard

07 Oct 2013 | 1 comment » Add a comment


Sometimes a small insignificant event leads to something big. We might ignore, not notice, or care less about these small events, but they have been the catalyst.

 

As our jeep ventured further into the jungle in search for the tiger, we came across a forest guard carrying just a lathi (wooden stick). Just a lathi! Imagine facing a tiger with a lathi in your hand. Unless he knows kung-fu and can fight like Bruce Lee with it, I don’t see him surviving. Hmm perhaps he can climb trees real fast.

 

With no signs of fear he greeted us with “Jai Ramji” (Praise the Lord) remark, and spoke to our guide giving him position of the tiger.

 

Every moment before the tiger spotting was crucial, including meeting him. As its these series of events that lead to the finale.

 

Clicked at Ranthambore National Park, Zone 4, where I finally saw the tiger! See my previous post at http://www.footwa.com/the-stare-of-a-tiger/1019/


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Zaver Shroff lying at the dock, Dock, lady lying, Model, model photography, model portfolio, People, Portrait, Zaver Shroff, Photographer Anurag Jain

Zaver Shroff lying at the dock

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Lady at the dock

21 May 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Sometimes the unplanned photographs are the ones that are captured the best.

 

Most of the snaps I click are experimental trial and error shots, decided on the spot.

 

On this occasion, we were at a dock without any plans to click snaps. Luckily I had my camera with

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Persy with his rebellious pose, monochrome, People, Persy Shroff, Portrait, Rebel, Photographer Anurag Jain

Persy with his rebellious pose

Photograher: Anurag Jain

The rebel

19 May 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


Quite some time back my friend Jonny made me listen to a preamble to ”The river” by Bruce Springsteen, I loved it so much that I had been hunting for a snap to go with it. This snap of my friend Persy goes well with it (Thanks Persy for the pose). Below is the preamble, but before that, this

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The little girl from Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, Khajjiar, People, Portrait, Photographer Anurag Jain

The little girl from Khajjiar

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The little girl from Khajjiar

28 Apr 2013 | 2 comments » Add a comment


By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else.

 

The horse ride at Khajjiar took us to a small farm high up in the mountains. Piles of haystack at one end and garlic fields at the other with small house in the corner. The view spectacular, and amidst all this a small girl appears and stood with a shy smile.

 

I wondered what life must be for her, isolated, away from the crowd, hidden away at the top of the mountain, no TV, radio. With the view of the valley far below and the tall mountains as backdrop.

 

Perhaps I should pity… perhaps I should be jealous.


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Eyes - Anuja Chauhan, Anuja Chauhan, eyes, monochrome, People, Portrait, Photographer Anurag Jain

Eyes - Anuja Chauhan

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Beautiful eyes – Anuja Chauhan

25 Mar 2013 | no comments » Add a comment


“The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

 

I have always wanted to capture eyes properly. However on many occasions I have failed to do so. They were either blurred (A good portrait is one in which

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Priya Bhagra, lady in thought, musing, musing moments, People, Portrait, Priya Bhagra, Thought, Top 10, Photographer Anurag Jain

Priya Bhagra

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Smiling reflections

15 Jan 2013 | 13 comments » Add a comment


I saw her sitting and smiling by herself
I asked what future her smile is cast
“Not future” she said, “but the past, the past..”

 

We rarely look at the future and smile at moments we are going to live, but always reflect back at the past and smile. This snap is perfect for this thought. Thanks Priya for posing so well!

 

The past has so many glorious moments.

 

I remember the time when with very little money

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Old man with a beer at Anjuna, Anjuna, Beer, Goa, man overlooking the sea, People, Portrait, salt and pepper, simple life, Top 10, View of the sea from a restaurant, Yogi, Photographer Anurag Jain

Old man with a beer at Anjuna

Photograher: Anurag Jain

Life: some spices and a pint of beer

29 Nov 2012 | 9 comments » Add a comment


Life is not complex, it just needs flavour, some salt and pepper, and yeah a pint of beer always helps.

 

Its just another lazy Sunday at Anjuna, at a small sleepy shack, which I have over the years liked spending time at. The waiters are lazy, but I am

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