A Simple Village Life in Rajashtan

These images were shot in a small village off the highway from Ajmer to Jaipur, Rajashtan, India last year. All were shot with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5, except for the last one.

These people were very friendly, inviting me and my friend for afternoon chai and I was free to walk around including going inside their houses. You probably can’t tell, but cow dung was used to build their houses, especially for the wall and the floor. They mix the cow dung with clay, mud, sand and water. The image below shows the woman painting the wall made of this mixture. Can you see the little boy standing on a chair with a pail of paint on his head?

I saw these two women when I walked inside another house. Look at their colorful dress. I politely gestured if I could photograph them.

Too bad we couldn’t stay long as we needed to head back to Jaipur. Otherwise, I would love to explore the village more. Maybe next time. Enjoy the rest of the photos below.

And lastly, that’s me having chai with them, shot with my Olympus E-P3 by my friend, Puneet.

1 comment
  • ElizabethJuly 8, 2012 - 1:29 am

    once again – beautiful portraits and love the natural frame and light.ReplyCancel

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