The marble players

As a kid, I would play football for hours with my friends. As soon as school finished, we would head to the field. In India,...
As a kid, I would play football for hours with my friends. As soon as school finished, we would head to the field. In India, there aren't that many places to play so the street is the playground. And I was surprised to see the amoutn of  kids playing marble. No Playstation here, luckily. The street makes the best friends, real ones, not online avatars ;) As for the little sister, she can't play, but ok, she can be in the picture.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Variations on yellow

There aren't many countries in the world where wearing bright yellow clothing is very popular. India is an exception (with Brazil on football game day...
There aren't many countries in the world where wearing bright yellow clothing is very popular. India is an exception (with Brazil on football game day ...) as you see it all over the street. A pleasure for the eyes, and quite photogenic. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

In the morning light of Pune

Early morning is the best time to be out there shooting. Workers head slowly to their workplace, street sellers prepare a few quick breakfasts and...
Early morning is the best time to be out there shooting. Workers head slowly to their workplace, street sellers prepare a few quick breakfasts and kids walk to school. Of course, there is always a dayd reamer that prefers to stand there, contemplating the slow rise of the sun.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Support PhotoVoice – The street collection

PhotoVoice is a charity that raises money to fund projects with marginalised communities, and helps them communicate through the power of photography. Below is their...
PhotoVoice is a charity that raises money to fund projects with marginalised communities, and helps them communicate through the power of photography. Below is their press release announcing the coming up sale of prints in favor of the organization. One of my pictures will be available for sale, as well as the ones of well-known street photographers. So don't miss this opportunity to acquire a great print and at the same time help people in need. More to come in the coming weeks. The Street Collection a sale of affordable street photography in support of PhotoVoice   www.thestreetcollection.net Sale runs:...

Women mysteries

Veiled or not, between tradition and modernity, always elegant and often of full mysteries. These are the women of India.  (click on pictures for high...
Veiled or not, between tradition and modernity, always elegant and often of full mysteries. These are the women of India.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

The Leica 35mm Summilux Asph Review

It has been three years now since I bought my used Leica 35mm Summilux Asph (version I) and paired it with my digital Leica M's....
It has been three years now since I bought my used Leica 35mm Summilux Asph (version I) and paired it with my digital Leica M's. It has been my go to lens since then, and actually, my only one during our round the world trip. After thousands of pictures taken with it, I feel I have learnt the insides and outs of the lens and now work with it as an inherent part of my street photography style. Since I often get emails and questions regarding this lens, I thought I would share my knowledge in a comprehensive article. This...

Water buffaloes Street

Obviously, it is a well known fact that cows are sacred in India. Therefore, you'll often see them wandering in a street, unbothered, and even...
Obviously, it is a well known fact that cows are sacred in India. Therefore, you'll often see them wandering in a street, unbothered, and even sometimes in  the middle of high traffic. Yet I did not expect to discover a full street inhabited by cattle breeders in the heart of this 4 millions people metropolis. And not any kind of cows, but big and proud water buffaloes.  This series is therefore on life in "Water buffaloes Street"  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.

Three portraits at sunset

The last rays of sun were finding their way through the store fronts of this busy Pune Avenue. A perfect opportunity to take the portraits...
The last rays of sun were finding their way through the store fronts of this busy Pune Avenue. A perfect opportunity to take the portraits of these three people. I don't know if they were a family, maybe the eyes say so. (click on picture for high res)

Indians hang in groups

Families, friends, students or families can often be found in groups in the streets of India. It seems that people really like to hang out...
Families, friends, students or families can often be found in groups in the streets of India. It seems that people really like to hang out together. Or maybe, it is simply over population that does allow one to isolate himself from the crowds for long. (click on pictures for high res)

Across the bridge

For the last few days, I've crossed the bridge that separates our modern Pune from a popular neighbourhood. Early at sunrise or just before sunset,...
For the last few days, I've crossed the bridge that separates our modern Pune from a popular neighbourhood. Early at sunrise or just before sunset, to drink the juice of a coconut, play with kids, talk with the locals, or even laugh with a few old ladies. Relaxing and full of satisfaction. What a difference a bridge makes.   (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph