Portrait of a Man in Charminar by Valerie Rosen

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As always, the smile followed. He was intensely working with fine layers of gold leaf, when he looked up for this shot. Rest assured, this was taken with permission. He smiled in the next shot, but this one turned out to be more compelling! Charminar, India.

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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 is currently based in her native Montreal, Canada and is available for hire as a freelance photographer and private photography coaching. Please send a bubblemail for inquiries. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    WOW Val, love these colours! It even looked like a painting from the thumbnail in my activity monitor! Every subject here, from the white shirt, the brown face, the gold cap and the red shirt are all very different coloured but all stand out so nicely against that blue wall!

  • Thanks for the WOW, Mui-Ling! :-)) Val

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 2 years ago

    Great portait!
    Just curious; in Persian languages (Farsi, Tajik, most likely also Urdu) ‘char minar’ means ‘four minarets’ – are there (or were there) indeed four minarets in Charminar?

  • Yes! It was a stunning structure, positioned at the center of town. Very charming area in Hyderabad. :-)

    – Valerie Rosen

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaalmost 2 years ago

    Great, thanks! Charminar goes on my list then. :)

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoalmost 2 years ago

    beautifully captured Val, Love the live blue background:)

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