About Me:

I am a photographer based out of India. My passion lies in capturing images of people I’m intrigued by—their faces, the stories behind them, their lifestyles, cultures, and traditions. I like endlessly roaming around the streets, wherever I go, and spend time learning and understanding my subjects. Also, as is apparent from my blog, I do have a soft corner for portraits and images in black and white! If you would like to work with me for assignments and commissioned works, get in touch with me here.

About This Photoblog:

On August 1, 2008 I started this photoblog to showcase the images of people that I shoot  and creating images for this photoblog has always been an exciting and fulfilling challenge. As a mark of my fondness for black and white, this site uses only different shades of grey for all its elements.





Collaborations and Assignments:

GoPro • Google Pixel • Skoda • Daniel Wellington • Philippines Tourism •  Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia • Garuda Indonesia • Dream Cruises • WirtschaftsWoche • Brussels Airlines • Forsyth Lodge • Victorinox

Social Media Followers:

Instagram: 46k+ • Twitter: 24k+ • Facebook: 10k+

28mm Portraits Project:

I’ve been working on my 28mm Portraits Project since June 2017. Click here to take a look at this project.


Exhibited my images at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2011, held in Mumbai under the theme ‘Faces’.


Click here to view the entire thumbnail Archive of 627 images posted over the last 11 years.

Yearly Archive → •2021 (2) •2020 (4) •2019 (36) •2018 (66) •2017 (52) •2016 (66) •2015 (66) •2014 (48) •2013 (49) •2012 (52) •2011 (42) •2010 (51) •2009 (43) •2008 (32)



If you would like to buy a print of any of the images, get in touch with me here.


I mostly use Nikon DSLRs, Apple iPhones and GoPro to capture images. I occasionally shoot with film.

Copyright Information:

All photographs found on this site are copyrighted to joshi daniel. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of photographs without express and written permission from joshi daniel is strictly prohibited.


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1,853 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi Joshi

    I hope all is well.
    I would like to explore a potential collaboration with you with a tech company.
    If you could advise of your email address I would be very grateful.

    With best wishes


  2. Dear Joshi,

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    This landscape serves as a perfect canvas to shoots, it is a elite shooting destination for many films like PK, RamLeela, Highway, Delhi 6, Ki Po Che to name a few, a favorite as a pre wedding shoot location, along with many brands of cars, lifestyle and apparels have done there product shoots on this terrain.

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  3. Hi Joshi! This is Yashna from ARM worldwide, a digital marketing and PR consulting company, and we are looking forward to explore an opportunity (exclusive experience of Axis Bank Vistara Infinite CC) with you for one of our clients from Finance domain wherein the influencers will get to use the card and will share their journey of experience with us in form of content and video. Kindly share your contact information if this really interests you. :)

  4. I am quite new to your photoblog but from what little I have seen of your work, I think they are amazing. It does therefore mean that you have the passion for what you do and of course, the eye for a good picture. Lovely shots and keep it up.

  5. Hey Joshi Daniel!

    I loved your work. Went through all the categories and concepts, amazing collection! :)

    I am a budding photographer based in Delhi, India. I am currently starting with my final year in Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Noida.

    I have a passion for photography and I wish to learn more and grow. I want to learn from you. I am currently running my photography pages by the name Shreya Gupta Photography (id – shreyaguptaphotography) on Instagram and Facebook. Please do have a look. I am attaching the link to my pages. Also it’d be great if I could get your email id.

    I wish to learn more and grow as a photographer and as an individual. I promise my 100% dedication to you as my passion and work is something which I will always give my soul to.


    Shreya Gupta

  6. Hey joshi! I love the life you capture in your photographs! I would love to connect with you, and collaborate with you in the future. I see you have read my ‘Who, What & Why’ post, and if you agree with my values, contact me and let us start a worthwhile conversation!

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  8. Hello Joshi! Thank you for liking my recent blog post. I checked out your blog and I am amazed by your skills in photography. Looking forward to your future posts! :)

  9. Dear Daniel,

    Hope you are doing well.

    We are organizing a corporate event which a talk show in Bangalore on 21st September, 2018. Please find below the event details:

    • Event – PechaKucha” event is an informal forum where young architects and designers start conversations about design, architecture, art and other topics of interest. In a 20-slide show where each image is only shown for 20 seconds, the A+ architects, celebrity architects, opinion leaders give pointed, powerful presentations on topics of their choice related to the overall theme.
    • The theme of the event is ‘Wanderlust-Creativity inspired by travel’.
    • The event will get telecast on NDTV.
    • The venue will be confirmed very soon.

    Kohler is looking at inviting you as the Guest Speaker for this event.

    I request you to share your commercial fee and availability for 21st September 2018.

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  10. Hi Joshi, I logged in to my own blog after a longgg break . Was dealing with a tough time in my personal life. The first thing i did after logging in was to check on your photographs. They are such a reflection of raw beautiful life ! I should not have stayed away for so long …. Your photographs inspire me to see the world in a different angle ….

  11. Your photo “ Smiling old man | Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Someone who is not greedy.”

    Is great. Is it possible to purchase the high resolution version in order to print it in large size. For private use only in our home.

  12. Joshi Daniel, I’ve always loved your black and white portraits in particular; would it be alright to use a pic with a poem of mine, or post, giving full credit to you and you blog url. Do let me know. Best wishes,

  13. Hi.. I an evolving content writer and would love to do a story on you.. Need some questions to be answered! Contact me asap!! Have a great time ahead!?

  14. Hi Joshi, are you in tvm. This is Mrudu. I’m here until 18th..pass by if you are free. My no is +919567289597. Cheers,

  15. Hi Joshi Daniel,
    I would like to write a mail to you. Could I please have your email-id?


  16. Hello Joshi – thanks for “liking” my Yokohama story. I also enjoy your portraits especially the most recent one. Cheers! Chris

  17. Hello Joshi Daniel! Thank you for visiting my website (flowerosity). Your photography and eye for capturing the essence of your subjects are extraordinary. Beautiful work. Cheers to our collective creativity!

  18. Hi Joshi.
    I am reaching out to you for a twitter campaign, emailing the same. kindly share your contact number so we can discuss this further. Feel free to contact me at +91 9582963145

  19. Hi Sir, I want to work for me for assignments. I am a beginner photographer based in Pune who loves to capture portraits and landscape. I am following you for a very long time and a great fan of your work, please consider my request and I’ll try my best to give you better results. If you wanna look at my work here is my Instagram profile :

    1. I have a great interest in your images because 12 years of my career were spent in India. I have a very special bond to this place. I think your photos capture the beauty and majesty of the place. You capture it in their faces. They are a proud , determined people.

      Why I am on wordpress is beyond me. I am trying to figure it out and will get back to you. I am vaguely a photo, art, LGBTQ lifestyle site. I am open to all kinds of cultures and people.

  20. hi joshi daniel,
    i love your B&W pictures.. i would like to work with you if i get chance, wanted to learn so many things from you..
    Anay Todankar

  21. Hey, I love your photography. I was curious how you were able to create your cool archive page on your website. I was trying to create something like yours, but I am not able to replicate it. Thanks in advance for any help. :)

  22. Hi,
    I hope you are doing great.
    I have been following your blog for a few months. I love almost all the photograph from your blog, they do tell a story. I have a website too, it’s mainly about relationship tips, travel, and entertainment.
    You must be traveling a lot around the country.
    I was hoping if you could write one of your best travel experience for my site.
    If you are interested, Kindly mail me back. I would love to collaborate with you.

    Thank you
    Paulomi Dutta

  23. Hi,

    Hope you are doing well.

    This is regarding my client, Digitek launching a true flash photography companion called Digitek Flash Bot.

    I am exploring product review opportunity with your esteemed column.

    Awaiting your revert.

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  25. Your photos are amazing! Thanks for stopping by our site. Still new in all this and for some reasons my likes of your photos don’t go through.

  26. Hi, my name is Joel, I play in a band in Australia . We are about to release a new single called affliction, that is about break ups. I was wondering if there was any chance we could use your image Larger than Life as an album cover art, as it fits the theme perfectly. Let me know if this would be possible and how we can arrange it, thankyou, love your work.

  27. Hey, I have been following, @joshidaniel and I love your Content.

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  28. After a year’s hiatus I am back following you. I see your fanbase continues to expand. I am curious, Joshi, have you experimented with drone photography, or do you continue primarily with iconic portraiture and GoPro? I have enjoyed your dizzying perspectives from on-high. Continue as you have and your name will be up there with the best-of-the-best. You’ve an admirable talent with getting subjects to relax and enjoy the experience of being in front of the camera. Cheers, Mike@BurlingtonVermontHomes.com

  29. Magnifique ta photo du jour (15/05/2019), comme à ton habitude.
    Impossible de valider mon commentaire aujourd’hui, d’où ma tentative par ici.
    Bonne journée

  30. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing from Aventura company. We liked your travel blog very much and wanted to ask whether it is possible to publish one of our not advertising articles about Armenia there with a dofollow backlink to our web site? If yes, what are your rates? You can see some examples of our articles here:


    Thank you,
    Best regards,

  31. Hi Joshi,

    You’ve been following my work. I’ve checked out yours too. Excellent photography here. A great story can be seen in each image.

    Would you be interested in creatively collaborating together?


  32. You liked one of my posts before so I decided to look at your profile, amazing! Your photos are insanely good.


  33. Hey Joshi! Really enjoy looking through your amazing shots! We are planning to be traveling through Nepal and India from October-January of this year and would love to interview some locals for our podcast. Please let me know if this is something that you might be interested in! We could see if our paths may cross and do it in person or if that does not work out, we can record it with a skype conversation as well. Hope you are well and would love to collaborate soon! Best Lianne and Corey!

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  35. I just have to tell you how moved and inspired I was by your images! I feel like a smile from one of the ladies could cure all ills or a gaze from one of the men could break your soul. What you capture is truly mystical.

  36. I am Ajinkya Ambre on behalf of Signpost India pvt, we are having a CSR activity to create donations for the flood affected people. The theme of our activity is Photography of “Life on Streets” in India.

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  37. Hi
    I love your photographs. I love the way you have caught minute details and made out a masterpiece from an ordinary scene.
    I would like to know if you would mind taking one of your pictures to use as a cover for my artwork(book).
    Can you please grant me permission,
    Waiting for your reply.

  38. Hi. Great stuff. Wanted to connect with you with an opportunity to create content for us. I am the CEO of Beyond Dreams, an entertainment company. Do call, we can talk in detail.

  39. Dear Joshi,
    My name is Caleb Mack and I am a young black, teenage photographer in the US. I started my blog on wordpress last year and was very impressed with your work once I came across it. I admire your art and photography and would love to do an online photography project with you. Please get back to me on your ideas.

  40. Hi Daniel,

    Greetings! Hope all is well on your side. This mail is regarding our recent conversation which we had over the call.

    I lead influencer marketing for clients like Fabindia, VLCC, Lavazza, Mobikwik etc. and am in the process of building a database of influencers for our future campaigns.

    I kindly request you to share your postal address with me for the same. It would be great pleasure working with you.

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    Best Regards,

    Siddhee Washimkar

  41. Hello, daniel!
    I, sankar, on behalf of and Ngo, here to ask you for help. I would love to use your photos for blogs and interested to have a conversation with you. please let me know.
    Regards Abhinav.

  42. Hi,

    Greetings for the day. I am a content writer, and have written articles for well-known blogs like siliconindia, thehansindia, tgdaily, youandi etc. I have recently gone through your blog, & really appreciate the knowledge shared.

    Please share the content guidelines and charges for an article, I would also like to publish an article on your blog. Looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Thanks for your time.

  43. Hello
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    I am a novel journalist and actually content manager at http://www.evisa.express. We are helping people from whole over the world to get a visa to various destinations. We provide electronic travel visas, tips, great assistance and recently we focused on cheap traveling so people can make their dreams come true without spending a fortune.
    I would appreciate it if you could send me more detailed information about the possibility (price) of posting an article with a link to our website on your blog.
    Would you consider cooperation? What are your thoughts? I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best Regards,
    Katarzyna Kubacka

  44. Hi, I saw a Awesome click of yours on google while browsing. as I saw this I thought that I could use it for an “Educational Book Cover” since I am a Book Cover Designer. I was wondering if I could use it with your permission for an upcoming book.. If you are not OK with that it’s totally fine. But if you can allow me to use it that would be great.. I’ll attach the link of the image that I found below.


    Tharindu Malwila
    Sri Lanka

  45. Dear Joshi Daniel,

    I came across you amazing black & white foto “Old man | East Fort, Trivandrum, Kerala, India”. I am an amateur painter and would really like to try and paint this photo. I wanted to ask your permission to use this photo as inspirations to make a painting. Is this oké with you?

    Best regards.

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  47. Beautiful photography. You are beyond the beyond. I love Kerala and spent cherished times there. You certainly deserved the award for the Mahout bathing the elephant –touching, sensitive and compassionate. The best is for you–lots more awards coming.

  48. Dear Daniel,

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