Orchha, in the State of Madhya-Pradesh, is a timeless place which takes the visitor back in time. It was the time when the great rulers were burried in imposing chhatris (cenotaphs), beside the beautiful Betwa river.
I'm a Paris based freelance photographer. I have extensively travelled in India over the last ten years, a country to which a great part of my photography is dedicated today. My approach tends to explore all the nuances and the diversity of Indian society, in which traditions and modernity live side by side, forever juxtaposed, thus forming a series of striking contrasts. Humans and their realities are my main interests, and instead of hiding behind the lens, the camera becomes a means of communication with the subjects, often resulting in fascinating and memorable encounters.
Indranil Das One of my friends visited Orchha recently, so had seen some photographs of this relatively unknown destination but your shot has depicted probably the truest beauty, grandeur and essence of the place. on 2009-10-06, at 05:46:26
John Esposito Fantastic image, Fred. Although there are a lot of great pictures from India here on Photoburst, yours stands out IMHO. Congratulations and thank you for sharing! on 2009-10-06, at 15:29:15
Indranil Das Hi Fred...I knew..congrats! The image truly deserves applause.I wont be surprised it goes on to become 'Photo of the Month.'
Best, Indranil on 2009-10-08, at 07:04:40
Sanjay Uchcharia I don't know who you are and I don't know what you are doing, but I'm fascinated with this image and your lines,
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Thank you for inspire us. on 2009-10-12, at 11:54:07
Lex The person makes the photo for me, gives it scale and adds to the atmosphere. Great photo. on 2009-10-31, at 04:13:13
arindam mjumder I can see the image even after closing my eyes.Its now on my mind. I am speechless. on 2009-11-01, at 04:48:16
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