Lens on Life – Kashmir-India

Kashmir, India (2016) – Sometimes my voyeurism is trumped, and the result is even better than capturing the subject unawares. This was an ultra-zoom shot in the exquisite Nishat Bagh Garden in Srinagar, Kashmir. As happens pretty often, only when I viewed it later on my laptop did I realize that she’d been quite aware I was photographing her, and a glint of humour is evident in those unforgettable eyes. Kashmiri women enjoy considerably more independence than most in India, and I think that’s reflected in her expression and easy posture. Several people have told me the shot reminds them of that famous National Geographic cover of the Afghan girl, Sharbat Gula.

Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please be aware that comments submitted through this form will appear publicly below this article. Comments may also be published in future print issues of Trek magazine.

Comments are moderated, and may take some time to appear.