Past Saturday, I was also carrying with me a big book, with an elegant book jacket and even more elegant pictures. The whole aim was to sensitize students with pictures and showing them what a lot of photos can mean. We did n’t talk about long term projects but while seeing pictures I told a few students how one can photograph, that the medium can subtle and be felt but not crass ,commercialized or easy going. A few students checked the book with much intent and took their time. In their own language they discussed the pictures.
The images and book in question were taken by Peter Steinhauer. I had the privilege of meeting Peter a few years ago and it was for the first I saw a medium format camera . That was a wonderful trip, assisting him in Rajasthan and a wonderful learning experience. Of course Peter was quite patient with me and answered my questions patiently. I have never shot with a medium format camera. And the only time I took pictures using a tripod ( I failed miserably). It got me thinking ,the skills one needs both physically and creatively , to not only lumber the equipment in odd places but to visualise the picture well in time.
We took portraits ,dodged the streets and woke up real early morning. Here are some pictures he took from the trip
Jodhpur street jam
Peter is currently based in Singapore.
More of his brilliant work can be seen here
And about the book ,one can find here
all pictures@Peter Steinhauer