The man with long mustaches

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Massimiliano De Santis

Along the crowded streets of Jaipur, near the Maharaja’s palace, one can come across the shop of Tikan Chand, a photographer who still owns the camera of his grandfather: a wooden camera that took its first picture in the 1860’s era. Tikam spends his days inviting the tourists to pose for a portrait, which he perfectly executes equipped with film and chemicals for the development. With a digital camera placed in the darkroom of Tikam’s machine I took some pictures of people walking down the street: an unusual perspective that aims at paying a tribute to the early days of photography.

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


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