So I survived a crazy weekend (actually more like 36 hours) on the streets of Mumbai shooting pretty much all the time and taking small breaks for a bit of sleep or a bit of coffee! Like I mentioned in a previous post, I went to Mumbai over the weekend together with two friends who are very keen street photographers and who have recently joined the “blogosphere” with a cool photography antiblog. While street photography is not really my biggest love, I had a great time and managed to get away with a few nice shots which are a bit different than my usual stuff.
We had no specific plans about the locations where we would shoot with the exception of the loose phrase “hey, let’s go somewhere where there’s lots of people”. Well, Mumbai has 20 million people so we were definitely covered there! Things were made infinitely easier by Arsh who’s been a reader of my blog for over two years and who graciously offered to show us around and take us to some places we would have never found on our own. Thanks Arsh!
Now on to today’s image… We landed in Mumbai very early morning on Friday (4am to be precise) and we figured that our best chance for some cool scenes at that hour would be a train station. We got a taxi to Victoria Terminus, a busy train station with beautiful Victorian Gothic revival architecture and plenty of people milling about. Outside the train station many taxi drivers were waiting for clients and I spotted this old guy thinking I’ll try something different. I’ve asked one of my friends to hold a bare flash pointed at him, while I was shooting through the window. I’m really happy with this shot as I think it’s got almost a cinematic feel to it, but as always I would love to hear what you think.