100 Days of India Project
On my two visits to India I found the country and its people absolutely fascinating. I loved some aspects of it, and disliked others. Several things simply perplexed me. I made many photographs during each visit and my 100 Days of India project is simply a collection of personal observations, each prompted by a photograph made at that time. Think of them as little vignettes; a collection of 100 photographs with 100 stories and observations about the time I spent in traveling in India.
The idea was actually born during the COVID 19 era where people (like me) were in lockdown and 100-day challenge projects sprung up to keep people occupied. I decided to make my project about travel since, well, it was one big part of my life that I could no longer partake in.
This is definitely not a travel guide for India.
Unlike your usual travel blogs, here you won’t find recommendations, details of hotels and restaurants or anything I have been paid to write. There are already hundreds of those and they don’t really interest me. Instead, my 100 Days of India project is a collection of photographs combined with my thoughts about the wonderful country of India.
My stories may not be factually correct (although I do my very best to make sure they are) but, importantly, the things I write about are things that I actually experienced myself. Being a naturally chatty and inquisitive person I love to quiz people about their lives and how they live so some of the information has also come from these little conversations with locals people who live and work there.
All being well I shall be returning to India at the end of 2024. It is such a compelling place, full of life, and I have plenty of things I wish to record through photographs and writing. My wife accompanies me on these trips and, as an artist, she has produced some amazing prints and painting you might like to see by clicking here.