A Lady and her Chai by Valerie Rosen

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It’s rare to see a woman sitting with a chai on the street anywhere in India. This lady was clearly of her own mind to sit and just enjoy. It takes great courage to go against the cultural grain. Asking for her photo was a genuine pleasure that seemed shared. Lucknow, India. ©2012 Valerie Rosen; All rights reserved.

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Valerie Rosen is a social documentary photographer, best recognized for her evocative portraiture from the streets of India and Nepal. She and her camera gear are currently based in her native Montreal, Canada, working as a freelance portrait and events photographer and private photography coach. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you, Sylvia! :-) Val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Jordan Miscamble
    Jordan Miscambleabout 2 years ago

    I love this so much!

  • You would have loved here. She was so happy with her chai! Thanks, Jordan! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoabout 2 years ago

    Such an amazing photo…. :) makes anyone smile!

  • She was so cute!! Thanks, Joao! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoabout 2 years ago

    and such a warm feeling too!!

  • Nayko
    Naykoabout 2 years ago

    That’s a wonderful portrait!! Great work!

  • Thank you, Nayko! So nice to find you here! :-) Val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersabout 2 years ago

    What more do I need to be happy, she looks so happy, lovely portrait, xxo

  • Honestly, she might have been a little off her rocker, but she was adorable! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 2 years ago

    What a wonderful smile Valerie!

  • Yes, she was all smiles! :-))

    – Valerie Rosen

  • lamiel
    lamielabout 2 years ago

    Very nice color palette. So chai-appropriate. :-)

  • Do you remember her? She was like a happy little girl. :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 2 years ago

    sensational candid valerie

  • Thank you, Larry! :-) Val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamabout 2 years ago

    Great photo Val. She has a beautiful smile :-)

  • From ear to ear! She was one of those you want to keep pressing the shutter release because she was just so happy and cute! Thanks, Richard! :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

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