Hello. It's been a while! I've just returned from 2 months photographing in India. A long trip. It was hellishly hot, and the first three weeks were literally too hot to do anything. And I got Covid as well.
Photographically speaking, compared to my previous shorter trip to India, it was a bit of a let down. I just didn't find a lot of characters to photograph. However, I did get some I'm happy with in terms of documenting the range of people I saw there. I've included a selection in this post. One that I'm particularly happy with is the first image below - some sort of ritual going on in the holy waters of Ujjain. Unfortunately, no one in the small crowd that had gathered spoke English, so I was unable to find out what exactly was going on. But it was intense. The lady was groaning and whipping her head around in a frenzy. And then she pulled out a knife! Obviously not super sharp, but sharp enough to draw blood on her tongue. If you have a look at the next image, you can see he necklace consisted of tiny skulls. A dark ritual to be sure.
edit: hmm, not displaying with sharpness. Click on the images to view in the carousel where they are sharp.