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    Simon Priestley: India

Photography: Let Simon Priestley bring a bolt of unadulterated colour to your day

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

England has been looking fairly grey of late, so Simon Priestley’s colour-drenched photographs of India came as a welcome reminder of the exoticism and excitement which lies just beyond the M25 ringroad.

The images depict a diverse range of characters Simon has stumbled across on his travels, from a kindly-faced taxi driver to a wise-looking gentleman rocking a loincloth on the water, and ropes of flowers, sheets of green and overriding soft pinks and oranges seem to dominate the majority of the shots, enveloping subjects in warmth and openness. Any photographer able to create images which invite you to enjoy a place from afar, rather than accentuating the distance which separates you from the actual setting, deserves a pat on the back in my book, so here’s one for you, Simon!

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.