PORTRAIT PRINT | VILLAIN
Delhi, India. I was walking in the streets of Delhi and it was HOT! (about 95 degrees Fahrenheit). I saw four men who seemed to be friends playing cards. The gentleman pictured here caught my eye so I stopped to observe them some more. They noticed me. One of the men tried to shoo me away. That only made them more interesting to me. I smiled, hoping they would allow me to photograph them. They realized I wasn't going to budge This gentleman got up and walked towards me in a threatening manner. My first instinct was to reach for my camera and take his picture. He bellowed and shoved me away.
I smiled back and told him his anger made him look even better. He responded by asking me to delete all of the pictures I'd taken of him. I simply could not.ŒæFirst, I offered him money- that further enraged him; The only way I'd keep these images was to make him laugh.
I told him he was bigger and meaner than a well-known Bollywood villain. That did the trick. He smiled and asked me to leave before he changed his mind and broke my camera.