A good friend told me before I traveled to India ten years ago, “You’ll see some of the most beautiful sights and some of the ugliest, and they’re often right next to each other. Focus on the beauty.” She was correct.
One constant was the expressive and lovely faces of the people I met. Camel tenders, actors, tradespeople, shaman and ordinary folk all caught my attention.
As always, I asked for permission before I took photos. Usually, a small nod and smile from me would suffice for the person to flash a brilliant smile or at least turn in my direction.