Street Portrait, Bombay

Man on the Street in Bombay

During my visit to Bombay (now known as Mumbai) in 2009, i was walking on the street and i found this man walking along on the other side of the road. I was amazed by his dress up and wanted to take his shot. Mostly i like to take photo's of the people on the street when they are in natural environment and most importantly when they are unaware of being Photographed. This is mainly because once people are aware of being photographed, their consciousness kicks in and the chance of capturing the real emotions fades away. As soon as i tried to take his photo, he must have just realised and he looked straight into the camera. However, i was lucky and i got this shot which really tells a story. My interpretation of the story is that it's so hot, humid and muggy, however, it doesn't seem to bother him and he is happy in his environment.

I was so happy for this shot that i went to him and showed him the photo and i could not believe how happy he was.

I hope you like this image.