THE PEOPLE OF INDIA
Featured Photographer: Riccardo Mantero
A fascinating photographic journey.
A traveler by vocation, and a photographer by passion, Riccardo is based in Italy but is truly a citizen of the world. Although the majority of his work focuses on landscapes and travel photography, he loves shooting people and street photography. Riccardo never leaves home without at least one of his beloved Nikon DSLR cameras.
INDIA is a diverse country that is home to more than 1 Billion people. The capital city of Delhi offers a unique mix of traditional and modern. A country with diverse terrain and history that goes back five millenia. To learn more about travel to India, visit india-tourism.net.
Photographer Notes: Looking in the deepness of the eyes of this ageless Sadhu, I can perceive everything which has bewitched me of India - wisdom, sadness, life, death, richness, poverty, story, courage, tradition and the people. India is an ancient and s
Photographer Notes: (ABOVE) During the Dalai Lama Speech at Thiksay Monastery in Ladakh, the sun at 3500mt above sea level was really hot and strong. The people started to open their umbrellas, and the scene enriched itself by incredible colors. (LEFT) A
Photographer Notes : (BELOW) I’ve been literally hexed by the dresses of these women from Ladakh. They seemed handcrafted with precious silks and weaved in the most complex shapes. Here are three perfect examples, and when the sun rays hit their garments,
Photographer Notes: This is the magnificent Harmandir Sahib of Amritsar, in the sacred City of the Sikhs - the most famous gurudwara in the world. I heard a lot about it, I’ve seen photos, but until you get there and see with your own eyes, you can’t unde
Photographer Notes: (ABOVE) Women in the Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque in Delhi, India. The colors of the dresses and the decorations are wonderful. Impossible to resist to steal just one moment of their lives. (LEFT) Sometime you fine someone so inter
Photographer Notes: Watching the television in Delhi is like everywhere else in the world, but the colors of the house are not.
Photographer Notes: If you are in old Delhi in India, and you need an haircut or a shave, no problem. Check the side of the road and you will find an excellent barbershop. Just sit down and let the barber do his work, if you are unsure, just look at the f
Photographer Notes: While wandering the roads of Delhi, it is easy to meet small groups of Sadhu and their followers and get a blessing from them. It is also and a good habit to leave a little offering for that.
India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great- grandmother of tradition. MARK TWAIN