After leaving Jaisalmer we traveled through the Thar desert , over-nighting in several different locations, utilizing open jeeps for transport to local villages in order to view and photograph authentic, rural Rajashatan life.

We visited Brahmin, Rajput, Bishnoi and “untouchable” villages, where centuries old traditions still remain.  My favorite stop is always the untouchable’s village, where I’ve come to know a delightful woman who always cooks fresh goat milk tea for me.

A few years back this particular woman captured the hearts of my readership after I uploaded this blog post about my encounter with her. Click the link to read  “The Untouchable”

I’ll post 19 more images below, enjoy, and please feel free to comment.


8 Responses to “India Photo Tour: Villages En Route To Pushkar” Subscribe

  1. Ursula December 3, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    What a fabulous set! I particularly love the old man in the mustard turban and the last girl; what eyes!!

  2. Marcus December 3, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Great shots – I did much the same for a couple of days in 2010 and loved it!

    BTW the Angkor Workshops link on this site is broken.

  3. Lisa December 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Beautiful images Karl. Very special. It does my heart good to see familiar faces! Thank you!

  4. Karen O'Hern December 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Karl, I love this set of portraits – the adult portraits are quiet, yet so expressive. Really beautiful.

  5. steve abruzzo December 7, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    Great job as always. Do you use a local guide to get into their homes or get close to them with wide angle lens? I shot in Rajastan 2 years ago and was solo, so it was not always easy to get in close other than the kids or some adults outdoors.

  6. Patsy Birchfield December 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Love the smiling children shots……beautiful set as always….

  7. Erin Wilson December 13, 2012 at 2:55 am #

    As the others have said… a fine set of images. Beautiful lighting and clear colours… love the quality of colours. Your images of the man in the mustard turban and fantastic (though crooked) glasses are wonderful. And a great example of what it is to make a portrait with dignity. It would have been easy to create an image where he looked like a “character”. You’ve shown what it is to simply capture the man. It’s beautiful.

  8. sally bucko January 14, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I love the perspective on the spice lady, esp the first one!

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