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Portrait of a life

Posted by
Chetan (Gurgaon, India) on 14 January 2019 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

He is 78 he told me. His eyes had started turning a little grey, the skin completely synchronized with his age. I was in some remote village of Gujrat, and we were not able to communicate much - I didn't knew Gujrati, and he was could only speak little in Hindi. But that didn't deter him to talk, and for the 15 minutes of our stop for a cup of tea, he spoke to me. Not much of what he was saying made much sense to me, and I am sure he would say the same to you. We would just catch some words in our sentences that other would understand, and try to respond. I got his name too - Rukshan !!

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Life is so full of happenings, that we hardly notice as worthy.
Here is my attempt to share those moments.

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Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Amazing impressive street portrait! 5*****

14 Jan 2019 5:05am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks a lot Ralf :)

Gérard from Allauch, France

Superb portrait of this special meeting !

14 Jan 2019 7:13am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A telling portrait and I like the story, too.

14 Jan 2019 7:27am

Anne from France

Magnifique portrait.

14 Jan 2019 8:01am

existence artistique from Angers, France

Bel effet sur ce regard touchant

14 Jan 2019 11:20am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Wonderful portrait

14 Jan 2019 12:11pm

Devi from Chennai, India

a superb portrait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Jan 2019 3:53pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wonderful portrait.

14 Jan 2019 4:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid portrait with such concentration in those eyes!

14 Jan 2019 7:02pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Excellent portrait! Black and white works wonderfully here as well.

15 Jan 2019 2:07am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

very nice picture

15 Jan 2019 8:22am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

15 Jan 2019 2:57pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique bravo pour ce très beau spotlight !

15 Jan 2019 5:26pm

ceteceva from Angers, France

Quelle expression de cet homme qui traduit son existence d'homme digne !

15 Jan 2019 6:52pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

& Congratulations! :)

15 Jan 2019 7:56pm

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Great focus on the eyes and wonderfully framed!! Congratulations :-)

15 Jan 2019 9:52pm

@Dutchess: Thank you

Gérard from Allauch, France

And congrats Chetan !

16 Jan 2019 7:54am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


16 Jan 2019 1:57pm

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

Thanks Chetan for this portrait of life, and for your words about Mr. Rukhshan and your meeting, In fact the image speaks of both of you, speaks about two humans looking each other with the curiosity about this funny experience that is to be present, alive, in the same moment, in the same space, not knowing, but feeling, trying to perceive the immensity of that moment.
So, thanks again.
PS, a cup of tea, of course ! and a cigarette ( a bidi one or a western one !?!). See you again :-)

16 Jan 2019 3:56pm

@Jaya: Thanks for your kind words Jaya. Hugs !!

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Enjoyed your photo, very well done.

17 Jan 2019 12:06am

@Jerry: Thanks Jerry. Keep visiting :)

Susy from Allentown, PA, United States

Most of all I love your commentary within your work! The measure of his eyes became closer with your thoughts. Thank you for sharing!!!!! Susy

18 Jan 2019 12:56am

@Susy: Appreciate your feedback. Thanks a ton.