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Portraits of India – Guest Editorial, Text and Photographs by Jill Gocher.
Out of every kind of photograph portraits are the most telling! A portrait can allow you to observe a version of a person without being rude or invasive. The camera has already done it for you, allowing you to scrutinise a person in detail for as long as you like. Personally, I prefer portraits where the photographer connects with the subject, allowing the person’s personality or preferences to shine through. For this series of portraits, I at first planned to include some from a few countries, but then I realised that Indian folk are so intrinsically human, so warm that I preferred their photos to any other. I hope you enjoy them too.
© Jill Gocher
Jill Gocher, a Bali based international photographer, has spent her life exploring and enjoying Asian cultures. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Time, International Herald Tribune, Asia Spa, Discovery, Silver Kris and many more. Her books – Asia’s legendary Hotels, Periplus, Bali- Island of Light – Marshall Cavendish, Indonesia – Islands of the Imagination. Periplus, Australia – the land down under – Times Editions, Singapore, Indonesia – the last paradise – Times Editions. She has held exhibitions in Singapore, Kathmandu, and Bali. Photojournalist + Media Consultant, AmazonPage: www.amazon.com/author/jillgocher instagram jillgocher