Portraits of Rajasthan

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of coming to India. As I got older and the dream was closer to reality, I started reading about Rajasthan. I loved the way the word rolled in my mouth as much as its meaning “Land of Kings”. The landscapes and colours completely captivated my mind. I was itching to see it with my own eyes.

So, when my 19 hour train from Delhi finally arrived to Jaisalmer, I was determined to learn as much as possible about the area. You’ll be able to read about it soon, but I wanted to dedicate an entry exclusively to the wonderful, friendly, generous people of Rajasthan. During the almost 2 weeks that we spent here, we met nothing but incredible individuals willing to help and have a chat.

The subjects in the following portraits have given me express consent to be photographed, or requested it themselves.

Holy Man at the Jain temple in Jaisalmer. Showed us around the complex and explained the intricacies of the religion.
Tourist family in Jodhpur. They asked me to pose with them for pictures, and were more than happy to be photographed in return.
Women at Bishnoi Village, asked to be photographed.
Taken by the potterer’s son at Bishnoi Village.
Roo, the co-op runner and carpet maker at Bishnoi Village.
Man at the Jagdish Rath Yatra procession in Udaipur.
Seamstress in Udaipur.
Worshiper in Pushkar.
Tailor in Pushkar.
Gardener at Amber Fort, Jaipur.


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