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The Street; Kolkata

It was raining that day... and probably it was the first time i had come out to the streets of Kolkata to capture its essence. Thats when i came across these kids.

They had gotten all so excited about someone trying to take their pictures. Though one of them was a real smart kid. He came up to me and said "Aise kya photo leta hai? Paisa de humko! tu toh isko bech dega!". He meant - Why are you taking our pictures? We need money now as you are going to make money out of it too! Now that came as a shock to me as he wouldn't have been more than 5-6 years of age and he was too smart for his age!

After talking to all of them for sometime they got ready for letting me click them and the deal was i had to give them some money and chocolates which i didn't mind doing.

And Voila! I managed to get some real nice photographs that day.

This set is in B&W as probably Kolkata looks better that way! ... Well obviously not always!!








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4 comments:

Memória at: March 21, 2010 at 4:45 AM said...

I saw your photos on DPS, and they are amazing. Lovely shots. I'm so glad you captured boys enjoying life.

ukreal1 at: March 21, 2010 at 5:25 PM said...

Brilliant photos and a brilliant article on DPS: You stripped photography down to its basic elements, of what it should be about :o)
Pam :o)

Karthik at: March 22, 2010 at 12:05 PM said...

Prateek.. Lovely shots and congrats for DPS article :)

Prateek Ahuja at: March 24, 2010 at 12:57 PM said...

Thank you all. means a lot!

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