Delhi Scrapyard

Should I stay or should I run? Stay! – Posing is a serious business in India!

On my first visit to the Delhi scrapyard I felt like jumping back into the car as soon as I had set eyes on the many dirty workmen populating the streets and looking – what I thought quite hostile. What a misinterpretation!! I started halfheartedly with some portraits and showed them to my “models” who immediately began to laugh and giggle but as soon as I pointed my camera at them again their faces would turn to stone again as well. It took a while for us to get familiar with each other but eventually they all joined in enthusiastically and enjoyed the photo session just as much as I did. Half a year later I returned to the scrapyard with more than 60 printed portraits and was so happy to meet almost all of them again – what a delight to watch their surprise and joy when they looked at their probably first ever printed photo of themselves and their friends.

Big thanks to https://moccatravels.de who organized and sponsored this lovely reunion.

July 2016 and January 2017