Beyond Shyness

Beyond Shyness

“What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even, than what he condemns, of his character, information and abilities.
No wonder, then, that most people are so shy of praising anything.”
(Augustus Hare – English writer, 1792 – 1834)

This lady took a bath at Darabhanga Ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
Most of the women there show a real shyness and I never take any picture which could provide a kind of embarrassment to them.
I am trying to respect the privacy of those moments that they offer beyond shyness whenever they are simply following traditions.
Even if I realized that what they really present is not their body but their faith, the way they praise God and the elements which is actually the real intimacy of the human soul and finally what I find interesting to capture.

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