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Day 4 in the #blackandwhitephotochallenge: I spent…

Instagram Photo Caption: Day 4 in the #blackandwhitephotochallenge: I spent many frames trying to capture the man, a humble farmer in an impoverished village on the fringes of the great #Thar Desert in #Rajasthan, #India. His heavily lined face, weather worn, was accented by dusty, bent, coke-bottle glasses, his head topped by a meticulously wrapped turban. A traditional portrait seemed the way to go. But, it wasn’t working. No image I captured of his face conveyed the story I wanted to tell…The story of a man who spent years working hard, toiling under the rigors of manual labor, and yet emanating – more than anything else – peace, tranquility, and humanity. Then, I looked down and saw his hands… #blackandwhitechallenge #blackandwhite #dailylifeindia #aportraitsnotalwaysaface

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

  1. Colin
    ColinNovember 23,14

    Great photograph Jake, I’m sure this would not look so good if it was in colour.

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