Kristian Bertel | Photography
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In this archive story we are meeting An Indian man in the pilgrimage town of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.
Read the background story of this archive photo by the photographer.
Whether it is capturing candid moments or creating unique abstract compositions, street portraitures in India offer a unique way to document the beauty and culture of India. As India's street portraitures scene continues to grow, so too will the possibilities for capturing the country's incredible beauty, such as with this photograph of an Indian man in Pushkar.
Whether it is capturing candid moments or creating unique abstract compositions, street portraitures in India offer a unique way to document the beauty and culture of India. As India's street portraitures scene continues to grow, so too will the possibilities for capturing the country's incredible beauty, such as with this photograph of an Indian man in Pushkar.
Kristian Bertel, Photographer By Kristian Bertel, Photographer
– Updated on June 26, 2024

Pushkar street portraiture

Street portraiture is a type of photography that captures candid images of people in public places. This type of photography has been popular for many years and continues to be a subject of interest for photographers around the world. It offers an opportunity to capture unique moments, emotions and expressions that cannot be found in a studio or posed setting and taking streets portraitures is a great way to capture the essence of a city or town.




What is a street portraiture?

Street portraitures in India are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are drawn to the beauty and culture of India. With its vibrant streets, diverse people and unique cultures, India is the perfect place to capture the beauty of street portraitures.


Be respectful of your subject and their space
When taking street portraits, it is important to remember to be respectful of your subject and their space. Always be sure to ask permission before taking a photograph and remain conscious of your subject's comfort level. It is important to be respectful of the environment you are photographing in, too. Be sure to be mindful of who is around you and the impact that your presence might have on the scene.

Capturing unique moments, emotions and expressions
Street portraiture can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for photographers of all levels. It offers an opportunity to capture unique moments, emotions and expressions that cannot be found in a studio or posed setting. So why not grab your camera and get out there to explore the streets and capture the beauty of the people around you.




"Street portraitures in India are an emerging form of art. The popularity of street photography and portraitures in India has been growing in recent years, with more and more people turning to the streets to capture candid moments, interesting people and unique scenes. In addition to street photography and portraiture, street portraitures in India also can also include elements of abstract photography. Abstract photography often involves creating compositions of light, color and texture to create a unique image. This type of photography can be used to capture the beauty of India's streets and its people in a unique and creative way"




A unique way to capture the beauty and culture of India
India is a country of immense diversity and street portraitures offer a unique way to capture the beauty and culture of India. From the vibrant streets of Jaipur and Delhi to the peaceful backwaters of Kerala, street portraitures in India are a great way to document the country's cultural richness and street portraitures in India are often a combination of both street photography and portraiture. Street photographers capture people in candid moments and situations, while portrait photographers focus on capturing the emotion and personality of their subjects. Both styles of photography have the potential to tell a powerful story about the people and places of India.




"With street photography, this theme of photography allows photographers to capture the vibrancy of a place and its people in a way that is both artful and authentic and it also allows photographers to observe and interact with their subjects in ways that would not be possible in a studio setting"




A beautiful city situated in the Ajmer district
Pushkar is a beautiful city situated in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, India and it is home to one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the country, known as the Pushkar Temple. This temple is dedicated to the god Brahma and is believed to be the only temple of its kind in the entire world. The city is located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, which is said to have been created by the god Brahma himself. The lake is surrounded by 52 'Ghats', which are steps leading down to the lake and it is believed that taking a holy dip in the lake can cleanse one's soul and bring good luck.

The city of Pushkar is a popular destination for both Indian and international tourists. It is known for its annual Pushkar Fair, which is held in November and attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. This fair is mainly known for its livestock and camel trading, but there are also various cultural and religious activities taking place during the fair and this town is also home to numerous other attractions, such as the Savitri Temple, the Aptaeshwar Temple, the Pushkar Palace and the Rangji Temple. These are all popular tourist destinations, as they offer a great insight into the culture and traditions of Rajasthan.

In addition to its religious and cultural attractions, Pushkar is also a great place to shop and the city has several shopping areas, such as the 'Johari Bazaar' and the 'Sadar Bazaar'. Here, you can find a variety of traditional handicrafts, souvenirs and other items. Overall, Pushkar is a fascinating city that has something to offer everyone. Whether you are looking for an opportunity to explore the culture and religion of Rajasthan or to simply enjoy the beauty of the landscape, Pushkar is the perfect place to visit.




See this video about Pushkar in Rajasthan made by Tour Know.




"- One of the most rewarding parts of my trip was being able to capture the kindness and resilience of the Indian people. Despite facing some extreme living conditions, their warmth and hospitality were unwavering. This was evident in the faces of the children I photographed in rural villages, who showed me that happiness can be found in the simplest of things. My journey as a travel photographer in India opened my eyes to a new culture, way of life and way of seeing. I left the country with thousands of photos and a deeper understanding and appreciation for this incredible place. India taught me the value of patience, adaptability and being present in every moment. It is a place that will forever hold a special place in my heart and my camera roll", the Photographer says.

"- But I've also opened my eyes to the elder people in India and there was a poetic sense over this Indian man that has been photographed during the morning hours in the holy pilgrimage town of Pushkar. The streets of Pushkar are full of life and culture, making it an amazing place to explore and experience. From the 'Ghats' to the temples, there is something for everyone in this holy city. When it comes to equipment, there is no need for expensive gear in order to take great street portraits. A simple digital point and shoot camera and a good lens will do the trick. If you are feeling more adventurous, a larger 'DSLR' camera with a prime lens will give you more control over the look of your images", the Photographer says again.

Read also:  Pushkar Lake in India



Pushkar Lake in India


Read also:  Pushkar Lake in India

More archive stories

India is a land full of stories. On every street, on every corner and in the many places in India, life is rushing by you as a photographer with millions of stories to be told. In the archive story above, you hopefully had a readable insight in the story that was behind the photo of an Indian man in Pushkar. On this website of Kristian Bertel | Photography you can find numerous travel pictures from the photographer. Stories and moments that tell the travel stories of how the photographer captured the specific scene that you see in the picture. The photographer's images have a story behind them, images that all are taken from around India throughout his photo journeys. The archive stories delve into Kristian's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen, including portraits and landscapes beautifully produced snapshots from various travel assignments. The archive is so-far organized into photo stories, this one included, each brought to life by narrative text and full-color photos. Together, these fascinating stories tell a story about the life in India. India, the motherland to many people around the world, a land of unforgetable travel moments. The archive takes viewers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in the photographer's archive collection. The photographer culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty and everyday life in India. By adding these back stories the photographer's work might immensely enhanced the understanding of the photographs.

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