Hello From Bangalore

Hello from Bangalore! Arrived safely and on time earlier this afternoon. Hotel was nice but far from the city even though it’s close to where I will be working from on Thursday and Friday. The wet markets I went to in 2006 are all far from here, but I will spend time shooting there this coming weekend.

I had about two hours shooting around the hotel after checking in and before dinner. All shot with Leica M9 and Zeiss Planar 50mm ZM f/2.

The man below was selling chat masala. He was constantly busy serving people who just left their office and stopped to buy dinner from him.


The two guys below were waiting for a car to ride home. There was a strong backlight and hence their faces were almost in silhouette.


You need to have the right skill to get on to the bus while it’s moving.


The three modes of transportation: the bicycles, the motorcycles and the car.


And finally, my dinner, mutton biryani and mango lassi, back at the hotel.


  • NehaJune 20, 2011 - 9:53 pm

    I used to love Bangalore, the garden city. But now, where are the gardens? It’s probably the worst cosmopolitan city in India today. Average speed in the city is no more than 10kmph by car or 2 wheeler. The pollution and traffic are pathetic, you can smell the fumes in the air at anytime. The politicians are corrupt and only care about filling up their pockets. The city is not planned for the kind of population it holds. Infrastructure projects take years and years, for example the Metro, it was first planned over 10years back and still has not completed. I am glad I am out of Bangalore….ReplyCancel

  • J HashirJune 9, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Nice nice nice – esp the 1st push cart pic, man getting on bus and the tricycle panning 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Louis TeohJune 9, 2011 - 2:59 am

    Greetings Hendra! I noticed your new toy in your arsenal — the Leica M9. I am amazed by the quality of the pictures the M9 (of course credit too to the person behind the lens 🙂 ).

    Looking forward to more amazing shots from your India trip.ReplyCancel

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