Portraits of Goa

Posted on May 07, 2015 by Kathryn Burrington

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A collection of portraits from Goa by our Content and Social Media Executive, Kathryn Burrington

One of the things I love most about photographing India is the vivid colours you see everywhere. Nowhere could this be more true than in Goa. From the ladies’ sarees to the brightly painted houses and temples and the lush green scenery, Goa is full of colour.

However,  when it comes to photographing people, black and white usually wins hands down. It seems to me that it is only when you strip away the distraction of the colour that you really see the person being photographed.

Above: Two ladies I met outside two different Hindu temples selling floral garlands.

Above: Two lovely little girls also outside a Hindu temple.

Below: The little boy with them, while happy for me to take his photograph, did seem rather bemused. They all enjoyed seeing their photos afterwards as children, and quite often adults do, in most places around the world.

Above: I love this lady’s coy grin. She seemed a little shy at first when I asked her if I could take her picture but was eager to see it and others I had taken in the market in Panaji (Panjim).

Below: From this lady's dress and elaborate jewellery I would guess she is not from Goa but from somewhere further north like Rajasthan. I bought a bracelet from her stall at the Saturday Night Market in Arpora just so I could ask to take her picture. I’m rather glad I did as I’ve worn it most days since. And this is one of my favourite photos from the trip.


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