I have been abroad for a while now.. Trying to push my limits a little further, I became quite confident in assuming that everything will be okay. The world has not let me down yet. But sometimes, I make my life harder than it needs to be.
What is it like to be at the biggest human festival on earth? Maybe it depends on the people you meet, maybe it depends on the purpose of your visit. One thing is the same for everyone, though: It is crowded. Like no other place on earth.
For travellers, the internet has become the major source to organize trips around the globe. Booking hotels, meeting people and finding appropriate accommodation can be done within seconds. But is this really improving our experience?
There are many different travellers out there. Independent from the kind you might be, I would recommend visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar. It is a place so much more alive than other sights. The golden temple gives you the opportunity not only to look and take pictures but to actually feel and participate.
Gang Dogs rule the streets of India. They built up structures and territories sharing their place with humans, but not with other gangs. Their fights are without mercy and they happen every day. The Gang Dogs of India are sometimes a problem for humans, but mostly for their own species. A story about the loss of a companion.
Once again, I went to Belgachia in Howrah. A place next to the deadly smoke of burning trash, but also a place of life and joy. Staying there for a few days, I found the normal life under abnormal conditions and tried to capture the contrast between the two worlds.
Starting my next India journey in Puri, I wanted to capture nice photographs. It turned out to be harder than I thought. This is how it sometimes happens in photography.…
An article about the quite different art of meditation: Sitting on a crazy, loud, colourful, intergalactic Indian bus.
Yet, when I work for just two hours, I earned the monthly salary of my friend, who daily guides tourists on camel safaris through the desert. 3000-4000 rupees a month.
“You know, many people come here in a car, get out and shoot many pictures. This Slum is very famous. They just come, shoot, leave and sell the pictures. This is why many people here are suspicious about people with cameras.” I felt bad.