Photographer's Note

While I was looking for photos in the market area of Vellore in southern India, a saleslady asked me to take a picture of her. I was surprised, but I liked her look and she was seated in a nice place with a pleasant light, so of course I agreed.

But the moment I aimed my camera at her, I was surrounded by a large crowd of curious people, including several boys who wanted to be in the photo. I had to spend some time shooing them away, and the saleslady at one point rushed up to the most eager boy, yelling at him and about to slap his face before he got out of the way.

There had already been a similar hullabaloo a few minutes earlier when I wanted to take a photo of a lady selling flowers. But it also ended well and you can see her in a WS.

I had no memories of taking these photos more than 33 years ago, but reading my diary from that journey I found quite vivid descriptions of both photo sessions.

Both photos were scanned from the usual Kodachrome slides.

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