Portrait Photography Street Photography Travel Photography Life as a dhobi December 17, 2008 Dhobi | Dhobi Ghat, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India A dhobi (washerman) comes out of the Dhobi Ghat. Dhobis were the forerunners to modern professional dry cleaners in India. 19.129686 72.815331 Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #India#Maharashtra#Mumbai Post navigation ← Reaching beyond Art nude → 72 thoughts on “Life as a dhobi” now this is what am talking abt …. pics with meaning… cute:P .. that real light??? .. really gud Reply ↓ Very nice…with the backlighting. Reply ↓ It looks like he is stepping out of the light of the clean world and through the doorway or portal to the heavy and burdensome world. Your photo tells many stories. Reply ↓ a beautiful shot which allows the imagination to take over Reply ↓ A class snap. The natural light has been used to its maximum. The upheaval of the blue-collared from the shadows. Reply ↓ What a beautiful shot! Reply ↓ mmmm the dhoti walla . its terrific . the colors and shadows are beautiful. Reply ↓ good work… Reply ↓ amazing backlight capture Reply ↓ Amazing pic, I like the backlight alot. The whole pic is just great. Reply ↓ Terrific lighting! Reply ↓ its such a thrill to click on ur photoes..everytime u present something extr-ordinary….thanks for keeping us blessed…in this one every time a new something is surfacing…that blue and yellow color and the posture and the fingers…and ofcourse the light……outstanding capture.and happy new year Reply ↓ I love travel photography – the blues against the muted yellows here is superb. Happy New Year Reply ↓ I like the atmosphere you captured here, good shot ! Reply ↓ superb shot! the golden light under the arch and this atmosphere makes the shot really superior ! thanks for all and see you soon Joshi. Reply ↓ intense image, love the light and the all the action too. Reply ↓ Fantastic! Great capture Reply ↓ Your picture is really adding value to the life of the Dhobi – Every one will not get this ART – This art of Photography is really gifted to you by nature and i feel proud of you that you are utilising in a very good way. Cheers Reply ↓ i really loved d backdrop of dis pic…superb lighting…teriffic yaar d pic seems to tell story within itself…. awesom work Reply ↓ Nice work!!! I have a photoblog too which I have started updating recently. I will link you. Reply ↓ Lovely shot mate.. nicely timed & lovely soft colours.. liked the properly exposed blue against a calm golden light entering through the arch.. actually i got till here when your name showed up in ‘Recent visitors’ on my orkut profile.. Cheers !! Reply ↓ you really told the working man’s story with this photo! the soft muted tones show your respect for him and your love of this life…. well done you! Reply ↓ Quality there in your portfolio and exemplified by this photo. Reply ↓ Thanks for your comment on my blog. I saw your work and it is quite engaging… you are very good at shooting people. You’ve got a new subscriber! :) Reply ↓ hey awesome pic…dosent seem lik taken @ mumbai dhobighat…..amazing photography!!!! Reply ↓ Beautiful golden morning light, this is a terrific atmospheric image. Reply ↓ Nice street, expressive and well framed! SwissCharles Reply ↓ Oh no you had catched my heart . It is Nice and really the great topic . we need to know and all others . Reply ↓ brilliant one…friend….had the dhobi seen a bit higher it wud actually spoil the image….-narendra http://frozenwell.wordpress.com Reply ↓ Great shot. Nicely framed and great lighting. Reply ↓ Wow, amazing composition! Reply ↓ Brilliant. ! Reply ↓ I found ur blog through google…u have got some real nice stuff over here….liked this photo in particular…. Reply ↓ Love this one…the light is awesome and your control of light is even better…nicely exposed. Thanks for the comment in my blog, I am glad you liked it :) Reply ↓ this one is my favorite.. i like the over all composition Reply ↓ Perfect composition! Reply ↓ This is a beautiful street portrait, the light in the background gives it a surreal atmosphere and the lighting is beautiful. Reply ↓ I love your work. I just wish you used smaller watermarks Reply ↓ Great capture. I like the look and feel of this picture. Reply ↓ excellent colours Reply ↓ Very well done. The light and colors are very nice. This i really like. Reply ↓ Personally i think the picture would have been even better had you lighted the man’s face with an external flash. Otherwise the picture scores good on color and composition. Reply ↓ I love the framing and the amazing use of light. Your photos are very professional and very moving. Reply ↓ There is some talent here Reply ↓ Fabulous composition and creativity. Reply ↓ Very evocative Reply ↓ Great photo! If your interested check out my unique photo challenge website http://www.weekdayphotos.com, every weekday has its own theme and a different photo challenge every week. The themes are: Monday – Creative Colors Tuesday – Macro Wednesday – 2 of a kind Thursday – Urban Friday – Sunset The winning photo for every theme/week gets their photo published on the website, check it out and ill be glad if you would join :) Have a good one! Reply ↓ 4 me dis pic of his will always remain d pic most close and special to heart…as dis pic signifies his biggest step to higher level of photography…32 in 100 is my best pic i simply love u 4 taking such classic shot!!!umaaahhhh…luking forward for many such classic pics Reply ↓ lovely! Reply ↓ Very cool photo, nice compositon! Good work. Reply ↓ i love this shot Reply ↓ Love you Danny and this pic too…… But, as I’ve said earlier on too…… Some of your masterpieces just make me expect so much more out of you! Reply ↓ The DhobiGhat has always amazed me. The hardworking labour, they almost look like drones. Amazing photography again Reply ↓ Great capture and well framed! Reply ↓ The effect of light at the back is awesome— good click! Reply ↓ Nice capture. Good framing. The rays of light really make the picture wonderful. Reply ↓ Great shot. Life is not easy. Reply ↓ Beautiful Lighting! Reply ↓ WOW! the light! Reply ↓ They work really very hard.. nice shot!! Reply ↓ Throwing light into the forgotten side of India. A good work Reply ↓ no matter how many times i see dis pic…but i just cant leave witout commenting….and always feel short of words over dis stunning pic of urs…superb superb…superbbbbbb…………..superbbb joshiiiiiii..umaah umaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! 4 dis pic Reply ↓ yes …its good to see the dark side lightening… Reply ↓ Beautifully captured !!! The background sunlight , the varying shades of that blue colour , the stress of that dhobi , everything crystal clear :-) !!! Reply ↓ great work sir….i a big fan of ur photography…. d way u play with lights without killing the originality n simplicity of it makes it much more elegant……. :) Reply ↓ Great shot. Life is not easy. Reply ↓ Dhobis..yes They carry huge bundles ..wonder how they do it.. Reply ↓ Photography makes us to feel the hard work done by dhobi ! Special Kudos Reply ↓ you are an excellent photographer… Reply ↓ wonderfully done. Reply ↓ I like this one too Reply ↓ Mahalaxmi Temple opposite Navroze Apartments where I lived 1970-1975 Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Basic HTML allowed.