David Lipton

 

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/Pilgrims making offering to Goddess Ganga by David Lipton

Garlands of flowers and floating candles are often seen on the river Ganges. They are given as offerings to Ganga,
who is revered as a living goddess. Here, two pilgrims make an offering

Man at Chandna Chowk market by David Lipton

Chandni Chowk is the old marketplace in Delhi. It's a maze of alleyways filled with shops selling everything under the sun. The best way to see it is on a bicycle rickshaw which can be like a D ticket ride at Disneyland (if you're old enough to remember the tickets). It's populated with many great faces. This man is one. I'm not sure what he was selling, but I really liked his face

Sadhu reading pamphlet by David Lipton

Sadhus are religious ascetics who have chosen to achieve liberation through meditation and contemplation. This one, on one of the stairways by the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, finds time to read a pamphlet - perhaps a religious tract.

Taking a nap by David Lipton

This picture of a man taking an afternoon nap was taken in Varanasi

Tinker_repairing_pots by David Lipton

Tinker is the obsolete term for a man who repairs pots. In America, we just toss out items once they've passed their point of usefulness. In Udaipur, and much of Rajasthan, where what we would call poverty exists, throwing things out is not an option. This means opportunity for those whose work is to repair things. This man heats up pots over an open fire and applies new metal (probably tin) to them.

Two women in saris at Jain temple by David Lipton

This was taken at a Jain temple en route from Udiapur to Jodhpur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world. It emphasizes respect for all life and non-violence towards all living things. These two women were huddled together leaning
against a pillar.

Village elder with grandchild

This is an old man in a Bishnoi tribal village holding his grandchild. The village is in the Jodhpur vicinity.

 

Woman washing clothes by David Lipton

Udiapur is a city with many lakes surrounding it. It achieved some notoriety when the Bond movie "Octopussy" was filmed here.
Here, a woman is washing her clothes in the lake water. Nearby, but out of view, a group of men bathe.
Across the lake, a group of women bathe far away from the men.

Young man in mourning by David Lipton

Varanasi is one of the most holy cities in India. On the bank of the mother river, the Ganges, Varanasi is where
Hindus come to bathe in its waters and also to die and be cremated with their ashes scattered on the holy river.
Traditionally, relatives of the deceased will shave their heads in mourning, as this young man has done.

 

About the Artist

David has been taking pictures, off and on, for over 50 years, taking it up as a serious art form shortly before retiring.  He considers himself an amateur in the truest sense of the  word - doing it for the love of the craft and for his personal enjoyment.

He is a member of a photography group in the SF Bay Area called the Camera Cabal which is a small group of fine art photographers that meets monthly to indulge in good food, good wine, and good photography. Along with several members of his club, he recently toured in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Our group recently had an exhibition at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery in San Ramon where several displayed photographs from this trip.

 

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Please note that all photographs appearing in my Guest Gallery are the exclusive intellectual property of the respective artists. No images are within the Public Domain, and no image use is permitted without the written prior authorization of the copyright owner.