Arts and Culture Black and White Portrait Street Portrait of an old man from Mylapore February 27, 2015 An old man with Vibhuti smeared on his forehead | Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 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 #Chennai#India#Mylapore#Old Man#Tamil Nadu#Vibhuti Post navigation ← A Muslim wedding in Bangalore Freshly steamed corn → 94 thoughts on “Portrait of an old man from Mylapore” I love the emotion you captured! Great work. Reply ↓ :) Great Portrait Reply ↓ Life is so amusing…that’s what his eyes say! Reply ↓ Vibhuti smeared thus…makes me think of him being a Shiv Bhakta. Equal to all…the lines… i also look at the mala…u have it out of focus but hahaha i am looking at that because i too wear one of those…Sphatik it is called in Hindi…not for anything but my husband gave it to me…says it will keep me cool. Hahahaha. Btw…do stop by once in awhile at my posts too for pics sake…and give me ur comments…i am taking a lot of those pics of tiny hidden beauties…trying hard to make it look as beautiful as they appear to me…but…don’t know… Reply ↓ Wonderful capture. It shows the ethnicity and culture of that particular place. superb! Reply ↓ Superb , as always !! Reply ↓ wow – such beautiful eyes. Really draws you in. Reply ↓ Such penetrating eyes – another great portrait, Joshi. Thanks for sharing so much of humanity. Reply ↓ He may be poor, but he has spirit. You can see it in his eyes. Brilliant photo. What is the significance of Vibhuti? Reply ↓ Good one. Reply ↓ Intense expression. Reply ↓ superbe et j’adore les traces blanches Reply ↓ Great portrait in mono dear Joshi !Beautiful light and plenty of cultural details! Reply ↓ There is a real sense of the subject here, the eyes seem to say so so much this is a great portrait Reply ↓ Oh my, how do you do this? Capture so much .. Reply ↓ Very good evocation :) Reply ↓ Nice composition. Reply ↓ A very good portrait. Reply ↓ Is there a significance of the 3 horizontal lines? Reply ↓ What a lovely shot. Reply ↓ You go in so deep with your work. You do not just take a photo, you show something of who the real person is. I wonder how you do that……beautiful Reply ↓ Amazing Photo!!! Reply ↓ It is happy to do all these portrait photos in your country !! Lovely shot ! Reply ↓ he looks through the present and into both the past and the future…you have caught his essence Reply ↓ Good capture! Reply ↓ Great Portrait <3 Reply ↓ I love how you presented this it makes him more intense. Reply ↓ Yes, I see all the religious aspects, but what draws me into the picture are the eyes. At first I thought them daring, but I believe that’s incorrect. There’s a forthrightness in them, an openness. <3 <3 I am awestruck by them. Reply ↓ What a beautiful photo, beautiful man. Hard to tell if the expression is of sadness or tenderness. Makes me think of my father for some reason, which also makes me feel sad. Reply ↓ Reblogged this on After Midnight: A Christian Bipolar and commented: This photo makes me have so many thoughts and feelings. What does it do to you? Reply ↓ Intense, raw and beautiful. Reply ↓ As if his eyes are staring right through me Joshi. Amazing portrait photography. Reply ↓ His eyes look so sad. I’m ashamed to admit, but it makes me want to run away. His need feels too great for me to handle. Plus, I feel like he can see into my soul and is exposing my heart. Beautiful amazing photo. Reply ↓ He’s been this way before! Reply ↓ Excellent portrait. Reply ↓ excellent Reply ↓ I looked through a freshly painted fence once. Never had his insight, though. Reply ↓ Looks like someone who’s got more than a few lessons to give! Nice photograph! Reply ↓ There is so much Peace in his eyes Reply ↓ Great portrait. Reply ↓ Great capture :) Reply ↓ Nice! Reply ↓ Such sad eyes… But the capture is wonderful… Reply ↓ Wonderful image and great technique. Reply ↓ Amazing Daniel! Complimenti! ;) Reply ↓ Excellent !!! Reply ↓ A really good portrait! Reply ↓ Very nice portrait – perplex but firm determination! Reply ↓ What a gaze… (Both you and the subject!) I have similar pictures taken by my parents in pakistan in the fifties. Have to exhume them from my archives. sixty years ago and nothing has changed! :) Have a great week-end Brian Reply ↓ I like the lightness and the wicked beard. Cheers Reply ↓ You portray the rustic Indian faces in the best way. Thanks for posting. Reply ↓ love his expressions Reply ↓ Touching emotion in his eyes, Joshi. Reply ↓ very thoughtful eyes… Reply ↓ Wonderful image – love the limited DOF. Reply ↓ This is a fantastic image. Well done Josh. Reply ↓ Simply stunning, great portrait! Reply ↓ very serene Reply ↓ What detailing… and how intense… well done Daniel! Reply ↓ Thanks for the like. Just checked out your blog and holy cow you are amazing. Your pictures remind me of some of the classic Magnum photograoers back in the days of film. Beauiful portrait, I love his expression and the shallow dof. The b+w conversion is stunning as well. Reply ↓ Very nice art work Have a nice week end! Photographer Gil Zetbase Reply ↓ wonderful expression of humanity Reply ↓ Amazing! Reply ↓ Wonderful intense gaze Reply ↓ Stunning portrait! As always excellent work. Reply ↓ Thanks for liking my recent post! I love this portrait, you do great work! Reply ↓ Wonderful shot Joshi ~ like a step back in time! Reply ↓ beautiful capture as always –and the expressions speak a volume about the journey he has been through Reply ↓ The eyes of this guy strike me as sad, or maybe tired, life has not been an easy journey. Wonderful portrait, Joshi. Reply ↓ Perfect portrait! Reply ↓ Beautiful portrait! Gorgeous eyes! Reply ↓ A beautiful strong portrait x Reply ↓ Reblogged this on anartistspointofveiw. Reply ↓ Interesting face. Perfect. Reply ↓ This is ageless. And that stare… sees right through me! Reply ↓ Nice Portrait ! Reply ↓ Strong B&W photo. I like a lot. · hugs Reply ↓ I had to do a bit of research on Vibhuti. I learn much from you, Joshi Reply ↓ Nicely done! Reply ↓ Great capture :) Reply ↓ Beautiful! Reply ↓ The stillness says so much. Reply ↓ I wonder what I see in this man’s expression–patience, inner peace, contemplation? He is a good subject for your portraiture, Joshi, and you did well as you always do. The religious aspect of the application of Vibhuti immediately made me think of the observance of Ash Wednesday (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday). Again, great work, Joshi. Reply ↓ stunning… Reply ↓ Nice work! It has timeless feel Reply ↓ Fabulous portrait work Reply ↓ Feels like film. Lovely. Reply ↓ Great Portrait Joshi. Reply ↓ It has a timeless feel to it… Reply ↓ What a sight… great! Reply ↓ Striking image. Reply ↓ Great image. Reply ↓ Beautiful Photo Reply ↓ thank you :) 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. 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