Slow going photography

In 2003 I backpacked through India and Nepal for 6 months with 2 fantastic friends. I like to think of myself as a bit of a photographer, having studied black and white darkroom photography, gone to portfolio reviews and all that. But in reality I’m not much of one–or I’m a painfully slow one. Since it took me 5 years to have these slides printed. I’m actually going back to India for a cousin’s wedding in a couple of weeks, so these photos have really re-excited me. While they have nothing to do with knitting, I do think that having a knitting blog has brought back my photography obsession. I’m going to have to get into the self-portraiture thing for my FOs from now on. In that spirit, I thought I would share some photos I’m proud of:


Boys in Kanya Kumari–the southernmost tip of India where the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal meet.


A soldier at the India/Pakistan border, just north of Amritsar in the state of Punjab.


Chained elephants for a New Year’s celebration in Cochin.


A lone sadhu in Hampi (in Karnataka), which is a hippie-filled, but magical UNESCO site.


Autorickshaws–a major mode of transport in much of Asia and the topic of my master’s thesis. Ugh.

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2 Responses to “Slow going photography”

  1. Nadine Fawell Says:

    Great photo’s, Mona. I have many strongly held opinions on autorickshaws, but a whole master’s thesis? Wow.

  2. Mona Makes Says:

    I know…it was ridiculous. It was on alternative fuels and autorickshaws, which was actually interesting, but I’m going to stick to riding in them and stop studying them from now on…

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