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I took this photo while walking down an alleyway in Old Jodhpur, India, commonly referred to as the Blue City of Rajasthan. While exploring the labyrinth of streets in the ancient city, I found something spectacular around each and every corner. It was my last day in the city and I was eager to continue documenting the people and it’s culture. Luckily, the people around me were even more eager to have their photos taken.  This photo of children portrays the nature of the people and culture I experienced in India. The boy in the center, shirtless and street-wise like many other children in India, has wrestled his way to the front of the group. The girl, hiding her face behind the luminous ball, suggests the way women of India veil their faces with the end’s of their sari’s. The smile of the young boy dressed in yellow mirror’s the friendliness and warmth of the Indian culture, which I am so grateful to have experienced. Finally the young boy in blue in the back of the group places his hands on the shoulders of his comrade, illustrating the support and respect Indian people have for one another. 

I took this photo while walking down an alleyway in Old Jodhpur, India, commonly referred to as the Blue City of Rajasthan. While exploring the labyrinth of streets in the ancient city, I found something spectacular around each and every corner. It was my last day in the city and I was eager to continue documenting the people and it’s culture. Luckily, the people around me were even more eager to have their photos taken. 

This photo of children portrays the nature of the people and culture I experienced in India. The boy in the center, shirtless and street-wise like many other children in India, has wrestled his way to the front of the group. The girl, hiding her face behind the luminous ball, suggests the way women of India veil their faces with the end’s of their sari’s. The smile of the young boy dressed in yellow mirror’s the friendliness and warmth of the Indian culture, which I am so grateful to have experienced. Finally the young boy in blue in the back of the group places his hands on the shoulders of his comrade, illustrating the support and respect Indian people have for one another. 

On my journey from Jodhpur to Udaipur, we pulled off the side of the road to take a breather. Here we found a girl swining from a set of tree vines, she would use these tree vines and the wall behind her as a makeshift swing.

On my journey from Jodhpur to Udaipur, we pulled off the side of the road to take a breather. Here we found a girl swining from a set of tree vines, she would use these tree vines and the wall behind her as a makeshift swing.

I took this photo while exploring on my first day in India. I had just flown into New Delhi and was excited to start taking photos. I took a tuk tuk into town to get a perspective of the area and people around me. I stopped across the street from India Gate and decided to walk away from the tourists and towards a gathering of locals. In this photo, a child ran over to me yelling "selfie! selfie!", exposing his crying baby brother as if he knew it would make for a more intriguing photo. However, what I found the most intriguing were the young child's razor sharp eyes and teeth.

I took this photo while exploring on my first day in India. I had just flown into New Delhi and was excited to start taking photos. I took a tuk tuk into town to get a perspective of the area and people around me. I stopped across the street from India Gate and decided to walk away from the tourists and towards a gathering of locals. In this photo, a child ran over to me yelling "selfie! selfie!", exposing his crying baby brother as if he knew it would make for a more intriguing photo. However, what I found the most intriguing were the young child's razor sharp eyes and teeth.

Udaipur, Rajasthan 2017

Udaipur, Rajasthan 2017

Jaipur, Rajasthan 2017

Jaipur, Rajasthan 2017

With everything that's going on in the world, we could all use a Superman. - Jaipur, Rajasthan 2017

With everything that's going on in the world, we could all use a Superman. - Jaipur, Rajasthan 2017

A group of children gather to catch fish for sport. - Jodhpur, India

A group of children gather to catch fish for sport. - Jodhpur, India

Here I ran into a man who had been growing out the lengths of his ear hair for over roughly 20 years. In 2009, an Indian man by the name of Radhakant Baiijpai, broke the Guinness book of world records for having the longest ear hair - 10 inches. While I did not dare to ask about the length of this mans ear hair, he surley seemed like a close competitor. 

Here I ran into a man who had been growing out the lengths of his ear hair for over roughly 20 years. In 2009, an Indian man by the name of Radhakant Baiijpai, broke the Guinness book of world records for having the longest ear hair - 10 inches. While I did not dare to ask about the length of this mans ear hair, he surley seemed like a close competitor. 

Udaipur, Rajasthan 2017

Jodhpur, Rajasthan 2017

Jodhpur, Rajasthan 2017

Jodhpur, Rajasthan 2017

Jodhpur, Rajasthan 2017

A man sits alone in agony with his leg burned to the bone. He politely ask's by-passers for donations to help. 

A man sits alone in agony with his leg burned to the bone. He politely ask's by-passers for donations to help. 

A Bishnoi village local roles and lights a cigarette as the sun behind him sets.

A Bishnoi village local roles and lights a cigarette as the sun behind him sets.

A local street worker enjoying his cup of chai tea. A drink consumed for its healing properties and so popular you can likely find its makers known as "Chai Wallas" on every street corner from the big cities to the desert outposts. -Udaipur, Rajasthan 2017

A local street worker enjoying his cup of chai tea. A drink consumed for its healing properties and so popular you can likely find its makers known as "Chai Wallas" on every street corner from the big cities to the desert outposts. -Udaipur, Rajasthan 2017

A group of workers gather to have their group portrait taken. 

A group of workers gather to have their group portrait taken.