These, as you will appreciate, are not your usual holiday snaps and although I have lots of photos of elegant temples, noble forts and palm fringed beaches, it’s these more prosaic scenes that I find more rewarding. Certainly I have gained greater confidence in photographing people in the street and at their workplace while in India and this has allowed me to venture into workshops like this.
This small engineering workshop is next door to the laundry you will have visited with me earlier. It’s equipped with some heavy machinery and is clearly not short of work. I’m not sure of the wisdom of wearing loose clothing with all those lathes about, but this is India…..
Fort Cochi, Kerala, India. 16 February, 2013.