24 October 2008

Benediction at Rishikesh

Dabah wallah, Rishikesh
How does one make a living by selling fried bread (more like a western loaf than any traditional roti), with a saucer of dipping sauce?

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Beth said...

What an extraordinary face. The outstretched hand makes me wonder what was happening - if it was a benediction, in fact - and about the life of the soul behind those eyes.

pohanginapete said...

Beth, the hand could very easily be removed from the photo, but apart from the ethics of doing that (which I won't go into), it would in my opinion reduce the photo to a mundane portrait. To me, the hand is a crucial component.

Thanks for your thoughts.