India Street Photography

February 2017

Walking the heart warming streets of India.

I miss India. The explosions of bold colour alongside subtle, pastel textures and hues. The juxtaposition lurking on every corner. The people; friendly, welcoming and warm. The insane city streets and the almost forgotten village walkways.

My good friend Sachin (founder of ARC and fellow 8Street photographer) and I spent two weeks exploring Rishikesh, Jaipur, Haridwar and Pushkar. We stayed off the worn tourist paths and delved into the genuine, lively and oftentimes frantic streets of true India. The people I met were incredible. I tended to invoke a chain of expressions from the locals; surprise, confusion and then a face splitting smile. In the bigger towns and that was followed by a selfie request. 'Random tall grinning man in Om vest' must have been trending on Facebook India.

I'm an unabashed quote lover. A favourite being "There is no gene for the human spirit", the tagline for the much underrated film Gattaca. I saw this in abundance in India. Even with so little, people were doing so much. Thriving communities, families and friendships. For those who love to travel and meet people, make sure you visit India!

Photographers - Gear

Everything you see bar 3 images was taken with the Nikon D750 and Nikon 35mm ƒ1.8 lens. The Fuji XT2 was being tested as a second street camera (very inconspicuous cameras can be very handy). Impressive, I must say. The D750 remains my top choice for street photography (along with weddings, of course).

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography

India Street Photography



New Street Instagram

I've just launched a new Instagram account (@elementaleye - click here) for my street photography. Give it a follow if you'd like to see more. Along with images from previous street adventures, I'll be sharing some India images not seen in this post.

Elemental Eye @ Instagram


India Book

What you see here is a small selection, there are another 60 or so images that could have been featured. I'll be putting these all into a high quality photographic book this summer, stay up to date via my Facebook page for details.

Previous trips: Cuba, Myanmar (Burma).

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Dylan

Incredible. Just cruised Sachin’s post as well! Such great work.

Winston

Awesome shots dude! Love the colours and compositions :)

Aga

Wow!!! Stunning selection! Amazing colours, really breath taking images.

Dan

An inspiration mate!! I’m already planning my trip…“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen” -Ruin

Adam Riley

I was so looking forward to seeing these dude. As expected, bloody awesome! Typical Rosco finds like the little man on the guys head, knife in trousers plus so much wonderful colour play! Can’t wait for the book!

Sergio

Hi Ross, simply spectacular work, as usual. I loved them all: colorful, your classic daylight strong contrasts, compositions… If I’d have to choose the flying monkey, the children framed by the fence and the little kid window light protrait are within my favorite ones for sure. Keep sharing chief, thanks a lot and congrats

Emmie Scott

So ridiculously excellent Ross! My favourite two have to be the camel racing the bikes and the little man on big mans head.

Nadine van Biljon

Ross Harvey!!! Sooooo many truly amazing images in here…love the kids behind bars, the flying monkey and little guy on big guy’s head, and…well, all of them really! Your work is always worth studying in detail – a treat for the eyes! X

Martin Ellard

Ross these are amazing pure photojournalism. You have an incredible eye for an unusual shot. I’m going to go and have another look through them.

sam

absolutely cracking. i don’t really know how you do it to be honest. love the kite, and the window reflection / grumpy looking guy

Mamad M

Lovely work. Clever use of composition and colour.

Neale James

Seriously strong work Ross. Kids behind the bars; excellent, but my favourite, without a doubt; the camel in traffic. It made me smile broadly.

Jerzy Ledziński

RAW photography!