the embarrassment of my travel companion, I shamelessly but inconspicuously took photos of people while traveling through India. I’m a people watcher, rather in front or behind my lens. I try and find their stories etched in people’s faces. It’s the candid moments when no one is looking that people reveal themselves. In so many ways, it is hard to capture this moment unless your camera is invisible.
This man was sitting on the steps of the ghat by the Ganges River watching the Aarti prayer ceremony in Varanasi, India. I don’t know his story, but many Hindus pilgrimage to this holy city to seek enlightenment. To me, he looks like he has been to many places to reach this moment where he hopes he can find salvation.