Out of the Ordinary

Selected black and white photographs taken in and around the historic city of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India), focussing largely on day-to-day, mundane subjects or ordinary sights. These photographs were initially showcased on a photo blog and later displayed at the exhibition Out of the Ordinary, held at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, in March 2008 (see Shows page for details and show brochure). This series consists of 24 black and white images, available as affordable limited edition prints on archival paper (Edition: 24). Print sizes: 20×15 or 16×12 inches, 15×15 or 12×12 inches.

Pigeons roosting on overhead wires in a dark, narrow lane with old buildings on both sides

Pigeons roosting for the night at Ram Lala-ji Ka Rasta

Closeup of an old, textured wooden door with metal handles, locks and words painted in hindi

Locks on an old wooden door in the walled city

Wooden stools lying one on top of another over a gunny sack

Wooden stools lying outside a shop in Aatish Market

An electricity pole loaded with wires, a tube-light and some bulbs too

Profusion of wires on a pole near Johri Bazaar

Landscape photograph of Amer town, Jaipur, with some temples in the foreground and ramparts on hills in the background

Amer town, in afternoon light

Kids playing in a street with shops on both sides and a hill in front with Nahargarh fort on top

Children playing on a street leading to Nahargarh Fort

Looking up at the freshly painted and decorated Ajmeri gate, with a kite stuck and pigeons sitting on wires above

Ajmeri Gate, pigeons and a kite

Silhouette of a large number of Rosy Starlings resting on top of thin-leaved trees

Rosy Starlings at Central Park one evening

Looking down from a hill towards two electricity poles in perspective, and lots of dwellings in the city below them

Electricity poles against a backdrop of city dwellings

Jal Mahal or water palace and its reflection in the still lake below, faintly visible through a haze

Jal Mahal on a misty morning

Silhouette of pigeons sitting on street lights incorporating traditional architecture, at dusk

Pigeons on street lights at Johri Bazaar

Parked two wheelers in perspective with shops on both sides and a street with moving traffic behind

Parked two-wheelers and a somewhat vacant road on a hot June afternoon, at Bapu Bazaar

Makeshift stove made with street tiles, partly burnt and supported by stones on the sides

Makeshift stove assembled with pavement tiles, near Rambagh crossing

Complex combination of an electricity pole, overhead wires, a street lamp, a kite and a leafless tree

A walled city melange!

Many leafless trees with intricate branches against the sky

Leafless Dhok trees in silhouette near Nahargarh Fort

Silhouette of two children on the roof of a building flying a kite, with electricity wires criss-crossing above

Children flying kites at dusk in the walled city

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