Perhaps its in my optimistic nature, but I always find beauty, even in the slums of India. No, I don’t overlook the horrors of what can happen in poor communities, but I think I focus instead on the human relationships, the closeness of community, and the warmth and hospitality of people with so little. I see beauty in the faces of those created in the image of God. These images were made during an hour walk through the Tigri Slum in Delhi on May 20, 2014.
Amazing that there is so much color. Beautiful shots…and thoughts.
Thanks! The saris that the women wear do add so much color, the blue and green painted walls, yes, so much color!
Some really great shots here!
Thanks so much!
Amazing photographs! You capture so much in an instant. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Jenifer, I appreciate that!
Lovely photos and people.
So thoughtful… I agree, they are happy and close to each other despite of the fact that they are poor and living conditions have serious risk and issued. Happiness is kind of independent on financial richness… wonderful photographs. Beautiful expressions captured. Will wait for your future work, very nice work sir!!!
Thank you sir, I appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to comment!
There are beauties everywhere, only you should have eyes to see it ! Thanks for sharing your Beautiful photographs & thoughts !!
Thanks Anil, I appreciate your continued interest in the blog!
Life IS beautiful and you recognizing it’s many faces defines you as much the beauty itself.
Now those are some encouraging words, thanks!
Great series of images.
These poorer countries have a lot to teach us ‘supposed’ richer western cultures. It’s not the amount of money in our pocket that creates love and happiness, it’s the richness of family and caring for each other that’s important.
Well said, well said.
So beautiful it hurts a little…
That’s sweet, thanks Laurel…
Extraordinary eye. Just — wow. If you ever exhibit in NYC. Let me know, bringing friends.
Thanks so much, I’ll do that!
Don’t forget. *Great great work.*
I’m not big on the overly poetic stuff but the sentiment is spot on. I used to want to see the biggest, shiniest buildings and attractions around the world but now I find myself way more attracted to poor communities and how their values are so different to what I’m used to.
you always make human faces tell a story Russ
you are gifted
Well-said and totally agree 🙂
Thanks y’all, I truly appreciate it!
The fifth photo is lovely. Her eyes are beautiful.
Thanks so much!
Love the photo of the man and the little girl. Don’t know exactly what it is about it. The contrast between the two of them perhaps. Great stuff.
I think their expressions keep me interested too. It makes me wonder…