Clothes, fashion, whatever aside (which still look great), this is an amazing picture. It reminds me of fairytale animations, ’50s musicals and a tender aria from a grand opera, all rolled into one. Truly beautiful.
The 1001 nights! She looks like I always imagined princess Sherezade would look. This picture pours romance!
Sheâ€™s the beautiful girl in black in the March 13th post, isnâ€™t she? What a coincidence that you came across her during the night in a big city like Delhi or were you taking her out for dinner? :-)
get outta here! this picture is staged is it?! it looks just like a show set. why are you always so lucky (and talented) to capture these amazing outfits in teh perfect scenes? look at those flowers, that sky, that building and of course the lighting illuminating that girl’s lovely face!! WHYY!!
The photo looks almost like something out of a movie set. The building in the background matches her shawl while the flowers in front parallel the violet in her dress. The pattern on patter with the geometric diamonds give it all a very unifying theme. Her neck looks very regal. Well done!
You’ve captured my favorite moment, that dark blue of the evening sky. The contrast between the sharp focus on her and the soft focus of her surroundings does look like set lighting, but it also reminds me of some portrait paintings I’ve just seen, in which the effect is to lead the eye to the face. It also makes me think some 18th century Japanese paintings I just saw, where the details of the fabrics and the graceful curve of the pose are as important as the whole. Such an arresting, magical image!
first, she looks amazing (the same girl from before, right?)…her shoes are incredible and I love the mixing of patterns.
the best part about this picture though is the lighting. it almost looks like a painting because it’s so perfect. the dark background against her bright dress….and the splash of color with the flowers…just unbelievable. what an incedible shot! how did you do it???
The colors look great! Your background is beautiful and so is your subject. This is the same girl that was wearing the black dress and red lipstick right? This reminds me of old novels i used to read… beautiful just beautiful!
WOW! This picture looks like a medieval painting; her individual pieces of clothing have such individual patterns, but it all goes together and doesn’t clash. This is my favorite picture you’ve ever posted!
Obviously, you have captivated us with this gorgeous and stunning photo. What a special gift- to capture this image and have the opportunity to share it so easily with others who are instantly warmed and inspired by it. Your artistic eye shines here. Bravo!
she looks serene and beautiful. I would like to congratulate you Sart on your wonderful site and these fantastic photos of New Dehli. India is so vivid in colour and it goes to show that even in poverty, one does not need to be covered in designer clothing to look fantastic.
I’m really enjoying your Delhi pics. The Indian culture is so full of life and color and the people bring such a vibrancy to the photos through their clothes. I’m enjoying them more than the chic-ness of Paris, Milan, and NYC because of the lack of color- Western cultures are so conservative! Kudos, my friend and keep them coming!
WOW this almost looks fake, but in a good sense! the colors are great too. i love the violet color of the sky that kind of blends in with the orangey tint of the scenery. and then the girls bright pink dress just pops out. its great. im not an artist so i don’t know how to explain it in technical terms. but i think you get my point.
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve found your photos from India to have been the freshest and most inspiring of all. Most of your US subjects ooze attitude (not a bad thing). The European ones are all so sophisticated and while gorgeous, they have a certain rigidity. These Indian photos are so alive. You are doing a wonderful job at interpreting the atmosphere.
The photograph would be timeless if it weren’t for that purse! At least it’s a spicy enough color to blend into the adjacent colors and not entirely distract from the beauty of the photo. Besides, if the photograph was meant to capture the beauty of the moment, the girl and her ensemble, and not go on a gallery wall, then the purse is the interesting detail that places the photo in time and gives it a more relaxed ‘we were just walking down the street when the elements came together for this perfect shot’ feel.
How in the world do you keep taking these amazing pictures? The lighting is amazing! Your pictures are so spontaneous and natural. I am always impressed how you capture people on the fly and yet the photo is technically incredible!
what i love most about your blog is your quirky, candid comments. you’re very real. i love mixing patterns and colors to an almost violent point…i love to see your beuatiful photography and the poetry you potray. i’m living in Israel trying to channel my own passions…thank you for your words and pictures.
Light vs. dark, colors vs. gloom, bright vs. shadows, clear vs. blurred old vs. new are some of the many themes in this amazing picture! It looks like a staged photo shoot, too good to be true, just beautiful…
people saying this photo looks like a painting makes me think of how, after the invention of the camera, painters sought to distance themselves from photo-realism, not wanting their art to be identified as “looking like a photograph.” interesting. is it acutally a compliment to say that your photography looks like the work of a painter? or does it even matter?
This picture is both primal and elegant at the same time. There is so much raw energy in India, you must truly listen and look to feel it, begin to understand it. This picture crackles with that energy.
You must have seen, to be human is to be in India and course along, make your way, jagged edges and all.
Yet your photo lends poetry to this Indian zest, urgency, the clumsiness that comes from doing things straight from the heart.
The colour and mood is indescribable and familiar. I so wish I would be lucky enough to have you photograph vignettes for me.
I hope you will use your gift to create dialogue between cultures and schools of thought.
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen in this blog. It looks like she’s on stage, and the light falls on her and she’s the only thing that exists for a moment. Then you start paying attention to the surroundings, and it’s beautiful as well. The colors, and everything … the woman is very pretty too.
I’ve been coming back to this blog from time to time for the past couple of years, but this is the first time I’m leaving a comment. And I guess that says something about this photo, and also how lazy I am when it comes to commenting.
dis is smthin beyond beautiful..it is true indian beauty..the picture has warmth..the picture is edited though..i <3 the outfit!!n d shawl is naice!!
sooo simple yet soo pretty!! im soryy bt im soo shrt of words wn i see dis!!incredible it is!!
Congrat Sart, You’ve captured what you capture rarely! The beauty and style of what in this western world, we don’t see as often. You’ve captured that different essence and beauty that is not dictated by the streets of fashion capitals! Obrigado!