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Being a Woman

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Being a Woman

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“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”
(Joseph Conrad – English novelist, 1857-1924)

Those ladies were working on traditional Chikan embroidery in their little village nearby Lucknow, the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
They were expecting me and they were wearing their nicest sarees with a few jewels and some heavy make-up.
When I came inside the house one protected her face with a part of cloth in order to cover her shyness while the other was openly showing her beauty.
I was touched by their attitude and the way they behaved according their personality
When I came to this village I thought that I would only take pictures of this amazing artcraft and I didn’t know then that I’ll make many portraits of the ladies and children living there.
They had so much to offer to my camera…

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Infinite and Eternal

Posted in Romancing with Chikankari with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by designldg

Infinite and Eternal,

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“A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.” (Lyman Abbot – American Congregationalist theologian, editor, and author, 1835–1922)

This is one more picture of that very happy little girl who leaves in a little village nearby Lucknow, the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This is a village were Muslim and Hindu families live together in harmony and I was truly touched to see how pure they are. I took many portaits, this one is only focused on the little boy in the background. It gives an impression of infinite enhanced by the light making a game of spirals.