The walled city of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India), also known as the Pink City, is more than 250 years old and one of the most famous historical cities of India. This series of deliberately out-of-focus photographs of the Pink City attempts to capture the flavour of this iconic place and eliminate clutter. The simple technique used in making these images has rendered them like impressionistic or water colour paintings with a positive, romantic touch. Stylistically, these images draw upon the early 20th century photographic movement Pictorialism and perhaps stand in contrast to the current obsession with sharpness and resolution in the world of photography.

These photographs were displayed at the exhibition The Pink City: Unfocussed (see Shows page for details and show brochure) held at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, from January 18-23, 2009. This series consists of 24 unique images, available as limited edition prints (Edition: 15). Available print sizes: 16×12, 12×12, 20×15, 15×15, 30×20, 20×20 inches.

Blurred photograph of ladies shopping for sarees at Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Shopping for sarees at Bapu Bazaar

Artistic, soft-focussed photograph of a corridor at Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

Walking in the corridor at Johri Bazaar, on a Sunday afternoon

Unfocussed photograph of Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur, India

Sanganeri Gate, as seen through an archway

Unfocussed, fine art photo of a temple in the middle of the road at Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur, at dusk

Temple in the middle of the road at Tripolia Bazaar, at dusk

Out of focus photograph of buildings at Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

Architectural feel of Johri Bazaar

Blurred photograph of a shop selling steel utensils at Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur

Shopping for utensils at Tripolia Bazaar

Unfocussed photograph of a corridor a Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur, at dusk

A corridor at Tripolia Bazaar, at dusk

Blurred photograph of someone walking in a corridor at Tripolia Bazaar, Jaipur, at dusk

Walking in a corridor at Tripolia Bazaar, at dusk

Blurred image of typical architecture and moving traffic in the Pink City of Jaipur

Typical wall architecture and moving traffic

Unfocussed, abstract photograph of bangles on display at Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur

Bangles on display at Bapu Bazaar

Deliberately blurred photo of a centuries old gateway and people at Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

A gateway and people at Johri Bazaar

Out of focus photo incorporating a temple, architecture, a street light and people in the Pink City of Jaipur

Collage of a temple, architecture, a street light and people

Fine art photo of a narrow lane in a small market near Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, at dusk

Narrow lane inside a small market near Hawa Mahal, at dusk

Out of focus photo of a shop selling jutis in the Pink City of Jaipur

Abstract of a shop selling jutis

Art photograph of architecture and people in the Pink City of Jaipur, India

Old architecture, bright colours and people, typically Pink City!

Unfocussed photo showing the gateway to Anaj Mandi at Johri Bazar, Jaipur, India

Gateway to Anaj Mandi at Johri Bazar

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