Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Jasmin Shah: Everyday India

Everyday India- Image Copyright Jasmin Shah

Jasmin Shah is a young photojournalist, who graduated from the University of Montana in 1999. She worked overseas and currently freelances for the Chicago Tribune, among other publications.

She has a number of galleries on her website, but what attracted me the most is the freshness of her images in the gallery 'Everyday India'. The simplicity and, at the same time, complexity of her compositions, along with the images' saturated colors, are marvelous. In her 'Everyday India' gallery, one of the photographs is of a man on a rickshaw, throwing back his head to eat paan while a Mc Donald's restaurant is in the background. Isn't it just perfect? Her street photography is beautiful, and she makes judicious use of shadows in her images (as the one above).

Jasmin Shah