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Alternative Photographic Process in India – The FataFat Project

I have always believed that every photographer should at all times be engaged in a long-term personal project. I am so committed to this idea that it would not be an exaggeration to say that my main work is personal and the assignments are there to enable me to keep working on these personal projects. […]

My wife and daughter on our roof on Saturday morning. I set up a daylight studio for my new book project. Working with a wood camera from 1949 I shoot portraits of Delhi's generation of change.

Portrait Photography in a Daylight Studio

Setting up a daylight studio for portrait photography is not as difficult as I used to think. My grandfather was a photographer in Poland before the war and I remember stories that my mother used to tell me about how he set up his own daylight studio using the glass on which the light sensitive […]

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Working With an Old Wood Camera

Sometime back I wrote a post about street photography in India titled Maharaja’s postrait photography in 21st centure India . The post was about what today is considered an alternative photographic process that was invented in India and used for decades by many street photographers across the subcontinent, mainly India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I have […]

A pair of Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) in the tree in front of our window in Delhi

Our own personal Spotted Owlets

And some information about the Spotted Owlet from Wikipedia: The Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from India to Southeast Asia. They are very common species and have adapted to living in cities. They roost in small groups in the hollows of trees or in cavities in rocks […]

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Two simple maternity shots, and how I did it

My wife, Shefi, is in the last stages of pregnancy with our twins and is due any day now. We are of course super excited! Knowing that this is the last chance to take some pregnancy shots, I was planning to go out to the nature but the great outdoors is not so easy to […]

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Maharaja portrait photography in 21st century India

A new exhibition at the city palace museum in Udaipur explores the portraits of the Maharajas and their families taken by their personal photographers, but only a few people know that the same kind of photographers, although a dying breed, are still around in India using more or less the same techniques as in the […]

Street Food 'FotoWala' in Old Delhi

I have been walking around old delhi with a couple of friends visiting from Hong Kong. we went out looking for some interesting painters and old style print shops for my friend’s project and of course sampled some street food. I was clicking some pics of a chhole kulch wala and blocking the traffic of […]