Saturday, January 15, 2011

365 Days of Photography (1)*: People in Your Neighborhood


Delivering newspaper in the neighborhood


Remember that song from Sesame Street?


Who are the people in your neighborhood, 
the people that you meet when you are walking down the street, 
the people that you meet each day.


In the second decade of 21st century, the song sounds like a nostalgic anthem for a bygone era. The plumber in my neighborhood is now more likely to be a randomly assigned franchisee from  Roto-Rooter.

Yet... take this song and play it in a neighborhood in Chennai, India, it will ring absolutely true. I was reminded of this song as I watched every day, the same people delivering newspapers, cleaning the grounds, vending vegetables, delivering milk or ironing the clothes. The young lad pictured above is a regular delivering newspaper in the building complex where my sister lives.


* 365 days of photography is a new feature I have started on my blog. Every day I will be posting a photograph taken by me. I am not a professional photographer, not even an amateur one. My interest in photography had been minimal till I launched my online store. We all know the importance of good photos for online selling--I not only learned quickly but also began to enjoy the challenge of shooting good photos. I am using just a regular point and click Canon digital camera. I am excited by the challenge and want to see how far I go with it.

1 comment:

  1. Indira ~ I love this idea. I saved a link to your blog, so I can check everyday. I loved the photos of India. This is a great idea.

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