Archive for street

Ageless, Outside of Time

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2013 by designldg

P1050140

“There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.”
(From “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera)

Sometimes I walk in the maze of the galis, the narrow lanes making the old Varanasi (Benaras), while I am simply following the scent of a deep incense.
I meet pilgrims, beggars, sadhus, lost foreigners and cows along my way who make the essence of the oldest living city in the world…
There is no use to daydream anymore among those ubiquitous little beams of magic soaked in nostalgia…

Join the photographer atwww.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved.
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

Advertisements

Stemming from Intuition

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. 
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“Composition must be one of our constant preoccupations, but at the moment of shooting it can stem only from our intuition, for we are out to capture the fugitive moment, and all the interrelationships involved are on the move.”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson – French photographe, 1908–2004)

Capturing fugitive moments in the streets of Varanasi (Benaras) is always a treat for any photographer…

Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography

Always the Hours

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

 

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. 
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“Dear Leonard.
To look life in the face.
Always to look life in the face and to know it for what it is.
At last to know it.
To love it for what it is, and then, to put it away.
Leonard.
Always the years between us.
Always the years.
Always the love.
Always the hours.”
(Virginia Woolf/Nicole Kidman in “The Hours”)

This picture was shot in the oldest part of Varanasi (Benaras) in a little street of Madanpura.

Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography

Hearing Voices

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. 
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“Dearest, I feel certain, that I’m going mad again.

I think we can’t go through another of these terrible times and I shan’t recover this time.
I begin to hear voices and can’t concentrate, so I’m doing what seems the best thing to do.”
(Virginia Woolf/Nicole Kidman in “The Hours”)

This was shot early in the morning in a little street of the oldest part of Varanasi (Benaras) not far from the Ganges.

Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography

Life in Chandni Chowk

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. 
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“Photography is nothing–it’s life that interests me. ”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson – French photographe, 1908–2004)

This picture was shot early in the moning in Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, the city of Djinns.
This typically congested scene along Chawri Bazar makes the heart of the city always busy and full of life…

Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography

Through Patience and Prayer

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2012 by designldg

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. 
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“O you who believe! seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient.”
(Quran – The Cow 2.153 )

This was shot in Delhi on a Friday at lunch time.
Several men were gathering in front of little mosque and I went to the upper terrace of a house nearby in order to shoot all this for a movie that I was doing then.
Soon more people came and it became a vibrant and colorful scene for the movie and a geometrical composition for black and white pictures.

Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography

In The Open Street

Posted in Timeless Black & White with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

© All photographs are copyrighted and all rights reserved. 
Please do not use any photographs without permission (even for private use).
The use of any work without consent of the artist is PROHIBITED and will lead automatically to consequences.

“What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature.”
(Henry Miller – American writer, 1891-1980)

This was shot in Old Delhi a few weeks ago, early in the morning.
There was already some heavy traffic in front of gate number three of Jama Masjid, the largest and best-known mosque in India.
This amazing and vibrant part of the city managed to keep a timeless atmosphere.
The footpath to Kinari Bazaar will make anyone fall in love with the soul of the city…

Join the photographer at www.facebook.com/laurent.goldstein.photography