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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