Category: Travel Portraits
Photo and caption by Claudine Swiatek
Spotting this charming old man wearing his wares for sale in a market stall in Leh Ladakh, I approached him and was taken by his warm smile. Talking away to me in Ladakhi, I couldn't understand his words but I understood that he was telling me a story. After some gesturing to my camera, I received his nod of approval and he carried on story-telling as though I wasn't there. Together we both indulged our arts for nearly an hour.
Location: Leh, Ladakh region, India