Now that’s a ‘stache

So Jaipur is a bit touristy...

From 2004. He demanded payment for the photo. For the record, this guy also played two wooden flutes with his nostrils. Huzzah!

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The art of impermanence

Beauty that is skin deep

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Mehndi, or henna tattooing, is a common ritual for women in a variety of celebrations in India and, most frequently, is a part of wedding traditions for the bride and often the bride’s friends.

Hands and feet are the primary canvasses for the artist, who paints slowly and meticulously. Though many intricate designs today are applied with a stamp, the best artists still work freehand. It’s fascinating to watch the skilled practitioner; I sat for more than an hour watching the woman I photographed above in 2004 in Jaipur.

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The kids love me

Home, dusty home

I take pictures of street kids everywhere I go. This comes from the bare home of some poor families my cousin does work with in and around Jaipur. I visited them in 2004.

I enjoy pictures of children for many reasons. Though still don’t know if I want my own some day, I appreciate their innocence, their relativism and their ability to laugh in most circumstances.

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Elephants on parade

Now that's some face paint

This comes from the Jaipur Elephant Festival in 2004. I got caught in the traffic of the beasts as they paraded into the city.

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Lonely tower

Fantastic vantage point

From Rajasthan, the land of grand forts and stark landscapes. The name literally means place of kings. This from 2004 just outside Jaipur.

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