This series of photographs was taken casually over a period of many weeks in 2009, during evening walks in a Jaipur park. They try to capture the beauty of the time of dusk or eventide and include a mix of subjects like birds, clouds, colours in the sky, trees, creepers, fences, the sun, the moon, silhouettes, etc. These images were taken with compact cameras carried in a waist pouch and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.

Silhouette of a thin, leafless tree in a Jaipur park and behind it bright orange coloured clouds lit up by the setting sun

Landscape photograph of faint pink and orange clouds over a deep blue sky, as seen from a Jaipur park at dusk

Silhouette of a large, leafy tree and below it the setting sun partly covered by clouds against the backdrop of an orange sky

Intricate silhouette of a deciduous tree and behind it orange, yellow and grey rain clouds at twilight

Silhouette of two doves sitting on a partly barren tree across a park fence and in the background: specks of grey clouds over a dull sky at dusk

Artistic silhouette of a thin creeper on a park fence and the moon right above it over an orange-purple sky, at dusk

Silhouettes of leafless deciduous trees against the backdrop of a clear blue and yellow summer sky at sunset, as seen from a Jaipur park

Photograph of the moon and below it silhouette of a tree against the backdrop of a deep blue and orange sky at dusk

Abstract silhouette of a complex, leafless vine on a Jaipur park fence against the backdrop of a purple and orange sky at dusk

Artistic silhouette of a Eurasian Collared-Dove sitting on a leafless tree and the moon above it, against a blue evening sky

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During a walk through the historic walled city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink CIty, I stumbled upon a beautiful, old wooden door and my immediate reaction was to photograph it. On subsequent walks, I kept a lookout for any interesting doors and also windows I came across and photographed quite a few of them between 2006 and 2007. Here are some of the images that were taken more from the perspective of appreciating these works of art (as I saw them) and less from the perspective of documenting them. These photographs are not for sale.

A speck of sunlight coming in through the window caught my attention on a cold winter morning and intrigued me by its shape. The next few hours and the next morning were spent exploring and discovering the shapes that morning light coming in through windows made at different places around the living room and interesting shapes were photographed. The thought of photographing ‘light’ seemed to be a very simple or basic idea so to keep the whole exercise simple, a pocket digital compact camera was used for the shoot. Colour wasn’t playing a significant part in the images so they were converted to black and white during post-processing. This turned out to be one of the most enjoyable photo shoots I’ve indulged in and one I could do in my pajamas! The name of the series was inspired by lyrics of the song Love Itself by Leonard Cohen. These photographs are available as affordable prints on archival paper.

Black and white photograph of streaks of sunlight falling on a curtain

Black and white photo of light from a window falling on stairs

Black and white photograph of angular streaks of light from a window falling on a striped table cloth

Black and white photo of patches of morning light falling on a bathroom tile

Black and white photograph of light streaks and shade from a window falling on scratched floor

Black and white abstract photograph of patches of morning light falling on bathroom tiles

Soft morning sunlight from a window falling on a bed

Blocks of sunlight from a window falling on a balcony wall

Fine art photograph of a thin streak of morning light falling on a carpet and textured floor tiles

Abstract photograph of sunlight from a window falling on textured floor tiles and a wall

Close-up of light coming in from a meshed window falling on a room curtain

Close-up of a streak of sunlight falling on the floor, right beside the leg of a cane chair

Selected black and white photographs taken in and around the city of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India), focussing on day-to-day, ordinary sights or mundane subjects. 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.

Black and white photograph of pigeons roosting on overhead wires at the narrow Ram Lala-ji Ka Rasta in the Pink City, Jaipur

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

Black and white fine art photograph of locks on an old wooden door in the Jaipur walled city, India

Locks on an old wooden door in the walled city

Artistic black and white photograph of wooden stools lying outside a shop in Aatish Market, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Wooden stools lying outside a shop in Aatish Market

Black and white photograph of profusion of wires on a pole near Johri Bazaar, Jaipur, India

Profusion of wires on a pole near Johri Bazaar

Black and white landscape photograph of Amer town, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Amer town, in afternoon light

Black and white photo of children playing on a street leading to Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Children playing on a street leading to Nahargarh Fort

Artistic black and white photograph of Ajmeri Gate, Jaipur

Ajmeri Gate, pigeons and a kite

Artistic black and white photo of Rosy Starlings on trees at Central Park, Jaipur

Rosy Starlings at Central Park

Fine art photograph of electricity poles against a backdrop of city dwellings in Jaipur, India, photographed from Nahargarh fort

Electricity poles against a backdrop of city dwellings

Impressionistic black and white photograph of Jal Mahal, Jaipur, on a misty morning

Jal Mahal on a misty morning

Pigeons sitting on street lights incorporating traditional architecture, at dusk, at Johri Bazaar, Jaipur

Pigeons on street lights at Johri Bazaar

Black and white photo of parked two wheelers and cyclists on the road at Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur, Rajasthan

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

Artistic photograph of a makeshift stove assembled with pavement tiles, found near Rambagh crossing, Jaipur

Makeshift stove assembled with pavement tiles, near Rambagh crossing

Fine art, graphic photograph of a kite stuck on wires above an electricity pole in Jaipur, Rajasthan

A pole, a street light, wires, cables, a tree and a kite, mingled in silhouette

Artistic black and white photo of leafless 'Dhok' trees near Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

Leafless ‘Dhok’ trees in silhouette near Nahargarh Fort

Silhouette of children flying kites at dusk in the Jaipur walled city, Rajasthan, India

Children flying kites at dusk in the walled city