I went to India in October - click for a Flickr set with 25 photos. I’ve been to a few places, but urban India is one of the most challenging photography environments. I shot with Rolleiflex (manual focus and exposure) and was frustrated most of the time; these cities demand a strong distraction filter, fast cameras, or both. It’s a perspective-altering place, one that requires time to adjust to.
Before going to a place like India, Japan or Sicily, I look around at photos, both recent and classic. Some people read history books before trips, this visual research gives me a mental list of elements to look for, cliches to embrace or avoid. It creates anticipation for the trip.
If you have any suggestions of more India-related photography, send me a note or an ask and I’ll update this post.
Here’s some of what I looked at: