TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
TRAVEL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
World Traveler · Street Photographer · Travel Photography · Street Photography
Previous
Next

Gold, silver and copper rings

travel street photography gold silver copper rings jaipur india people portrait

An elderly man wearing gold, silver and copper rings rests in front of the Sun Temple (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India). Ancient civilizations thought that some precious metals were represented by the Sun and some known planets.

Gold expresses the radiance and splendour of Sun. Golden colour is used in rituals involving Sun God. Sun is the centre of our solar system and gold is the core of every aspect of life. Gold is associated with riches, rule and truth.
 
The Moon acts as a mirror reflecting the light from the Sun and a mirror is just glass with a thin layer of Silver. The symbolic meaning of the Moon is reaction and reflection. Silver is used for protection against magic. Silver neutralizes negativity and helps in dreams and intuition, psychic abilities. The Moon is associated with femininity, motherliness, cycles and changeable emotions.
 
Copper is ruled by planet Venus and is mainly used for money and fertility. Venus has the lowest rotation rate and its character is passive, receptive, ready to adapt and kind. Copper easily combines with other metals and it easily transfers warmth and electricity. Copper is used in rituals for promoting love, positive relationships, negotiations and peace.
 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Orange and red turban

travel street photography orange red turban jodhpur india people portrait

A Rajasthani man standing and wearing a bright colourful orange and red turban at Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India).

The turban basically consists of a long piece of unstitched cloth, which is wrapped around the head. Each time, the wrapping is unfolded and tied all over again. The turban used in India is usually 5 meters in length.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Sadhu with dreadlocks

A shadu with dreadlocks and long white beard smiles in the streets of Varanasi, also know as Benares (Uttar Pradesh, India). A sadhu is a mendicant holy person who has renounced the worldly life, practices asceticism and follows a path of spiritual discipline.

They typically live a simple lifestyle, have very few or no possessions, survive by food and drinks from leftovers that they beg for or is donated by others. Sadhus often wear simple clothing, such a saffron-coloured clothing, have their body covered with ashes from the cremation ground, have populated beards and long hair dreadlocks called “jata” in Sanskrit.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Hindu woman wearing a bindi

travel street photography hindu woman wearing bindi jewellery jewelry sari jaisalmer india people portrait
A hindu woman wearing an hypnotic bindi design with seven white dots between her eyebrows on her forehead (Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India).
 
The word “bindi” is derived from the Sanskrit word “bindu” which means “a point” or “a drop”. In Hindu religion, the bindi is often called as the third eye and it is used to ward off bad luck.
 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Mustache and turban

travel street photography white mustache olive green color turban agra india people portrait
An indian man with white mustache and olive green color turban put his one-eye-sight on my camera while he get away from the tourist crowded main entrance of Taj Mahal (Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India).
 
Traditionally, the mustache has been considered as a sign of strength, courage, masculinity and virility. Turban is a status symbol, fashionable and common item of clothing in the indian culture.
 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Smiling indian woman

travel street photography smiling indian woman jaipur india people portrait
An indian woman wearing a red traditional garment (sari), smiles after taking a bath at Galta ji, also know as Monkey Temple, an ancient Hindu place of pilgrimage (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India).
 
Galta ji consists of a series of temples built into a narrow fissure in the rock of the hills. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward, filling a series of sacred water tanks (kunds) in which pilgrims and monkeys bathe.
 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Hindu pilgrim with blue eyes

travel street photography hindu pilgrim blue eyes varanasi benares india people portrait
A blue eyes hindu pilgrim poses for my camera in the streets of the holiest city for the Hinduism and Jainism (Varanasi, also know as Benares, Uttar Pradesh, India).
 
Pilgrimage is the practice of traveling to sacred places, a spiritual journey, an important part of Hinduism doctrine. The Sanskrit word for pilgrimage, tirthayatra, is a compound word meaning a journey (yatra) to a crossing holy place (tirtha).
 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Colors of India

travel street photography colors india agra taj mahal people

Some women dressing colorful sari, the traditional indian garment, pass between the objective of my camera and the bright white marble of the Taj Mahal creating a great contrast picture (Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India).

Indian culture is known for its use of symbolic and vibrant colors. The symbolism of color is present in many aspects of life in India. Colors play a very important role in social life, politics, religion, culture, festivals, celebrations, etc…
 
White is the absence of color. White represents peace and purity. It is the common color at funerals and ceremonies related with a death in the family. Is the only color that widows are allowed to wear.
 
Black color in India represents negativity, anger, darkness, absence of energy, barrenness, and death. Black is used as a representation of evil and is normally used to protect against the evil.
 
Red symbolizes sensuality, fertility, prosperity and positive energy. Red is the preferred color for a bride’s garment. Also the color associated with the Hindu mythology goddess, Durga, the mother of the universe.
 
Orange, dark saffron color, is considered the most sacred color in Indian culture. It represents sanctity, purity, sacrifice, courage and selflessness. Hindu monks wear saffron robes, as a symbol of their renunciation of the ego and all their worldly possessions.
 
Yellow is the color of knowledge and learning. It symbolizes meditation, competence and mental development. Lord Vishnu’s dress is yellow symbolizing his representation of knowledge.
 
The color blue is associated with creation. Blue is the color of the sky, the oceans, the rivers and the lakes. The deity who has the qualities of bravery, manliness, determination, the ability to deal with difficult situations, of stable mind and depth of character is represented as blue colored. Lord Rama and Krishna spent their life protecting humanity and destroying evil, hence they are colored blue.
 
Green symbolizes a new beginning, nature, harvest, life and happiness. It is also the revered color of Islam, with a large religious presence in India.
 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on reddit
Share on telegram
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Scroll to Top