If you kicked around Pahar Ganj long enough, you probably came across this guy.
They say money can’t buy you happiness (which is total bullshit), but it can definitely buy you a photo session with a homeless model in India.
One of the hidden truths about Travel Photography is that all those great shots of locals you see, didn’t come for free.
Some of the greatest shots in guidebooks and calendars all came at a price.
The cover of LP’s ‘Cuba‘ is a classic example, that aged Che Guevara-alike, smoking the cigar, there’s no waaay he would let you take his photo for free.
Model’s don’t just live on the catwalk, they’re living under sheets of cardboard near your local freeway overpass.
Camera: Hasselblad 500 CM
Film: Kodak ProImage 100 (expired 2003)
Location: Pahar Ganj, Delhi – India.
Photoshop: Black Point/Density Correction.
I shot a roll off with this guy, I’m a little bumbed because they’re all a tad underexposed, could’ve been been my meter causing havoc, could’ve been the labs chemicals, could’ve been the shitty film.
I probably brought the poor guy breakfast lunch and dinner for a week.