May 2, 2012

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notes
  1. Jonathan Encarnacion

    Wow friend, these are some amazing photographs. How was the motherland to you? I really want to go back to the islands, and will when I get the chance. Great job once again!

  2. Jonathan Encarnacion

    BTW, that song, of course, makes me want to dance.

  3. hug

    what? what?

  4. jeff marsh

    brother. this is awesome. simply beautiful

  5. Michael Ash

    win.

  6. Josh Gruetzmacher

    So many solid frames! I love how these are all candid moments of everyday life there.

  7. Amber Hughes

    Seriously Nirav… just, WOW. The way you see the world is so amazing and I’m incredibly inspired by this set. I’ll be coming back to it many times, I can already tell

  8. Jason Mize

    Bro, I’m seriously enthralled! There are only a few handful of photographers in our industry that baffle me by the way that they see through the lens, and you’re one of them! Thanks for today’s inspiration!

  9. Amari Kenoly

    This is awesome man. Glad you were able to visit the homeland.

  10. Zoshia Minto

    Beautiful. Love your work!

  11. Desi Mendoza

    soooooo many favorites…where do I start? any pic with a child! and that one with the beam of light shining on the man…ugh…so good!

  12. ryan flynn

    absolutely amazing.

  13. Ian

    Nice work my man, nice work.

  14. Eric Yerke

    Sooooo many ridiculously amazing frames Nirav. Beautiful in every way

  15. Bröllopsfotograf Fredric

    Great series!

  16. mike stephens

    Inspired and Awesome. Thank you for sharing your life.

  17. Meredith S

    wow. totally incredible shots, Nirav. I’m glad you got to go back

  18. Jen

    Wow babe. A M A Z I N G!!!! I definitely want some hanging in our house. We can finally get rid of the stock photo!

  19. J Shoda

    I’m speechless dude. Please make a book of these so I can buy one and feel these images in my hand.

  20. seon-hye

    was completely entranced…this was like watching a movie. like slumdog millionaire…but better 😉 thank you for sharing such an intimate homeland journey nirav…

  21. Ryan Brenizer

    Fantastic Nirav. This breaks beyond boundaries, beyond tricks, beyond trite traveler bias. There are some masterpieces here.

  22. Brian Davis

    Freaking unreal. Beautiful photos Nirav. Hope you had a great journey.

  23. Nick Radford

    lolwut? That’s smart son.

  24. Igor Demba

    Silly good!

  25. Brian Furbush

    Absolutely beautiful photos Nirav, thanks for sharing man. Amazing stuff.

  26. Tenielle

    I already have the most burning desire to travel to and immerse myself in India, but this just moved me even more. What a story, what a way to tell it. Such raw and honest frames.

  27. matthew morgan

    raw. love it man.

  28. nate kaiser

    holy crap nirav, that set is beyond insane.

  29. Em

    these are some of the more beautiful images I have ever EVER seen. I am just amazed at them. +1 to shoda’s idea. I want a book too.

  30. Aaron Courter

    Absolutely beautiful and true. I can really breathe in India through these images and relive the smells and colors.

  31. gladys

    nirav, i’ve always wanted to go to india. even more so now, after seeing your images. these are unreal. i feel like im there walking around with you (the music is awesome too :)) you’re one of a kind, and you inspire me.

  32. Jade Sheldon

    It’s always such a special thing to be able to go back to your roots. Beautiful collection.

  33. mike

    Stunning work, Nirav.

  34. Kat Braman

    this is brilliant. seriously in love with all the squareness.

  35. todd hunter mcgaw

    !!! your skillz are many nirav/hulk

  36. Farrah

    Nirav you inspire me so much. Your style is so simple and full of emotion, your photos give me goosegumps. Love love!
    I would love to one day be able to go back to my home country, when the war is over in a million years.

  37. ted

    absolutely outstanding! Sick work!

  38. Michael Wachniak

    I am…you just… but they… holy shit.

  39. Cara Flory

    Wow Nirav! I mean, beyond words really. Thank you for posting these! Amazing.

  40. Myekie

    Wow. These are such thoughtful images. I love the blend of detail and action. I really get a sense of the journey. Great work.

  41. Tam

    you.blow.my.mind.

    these are amazing.

    Its is like I walked with you when I look at these. amazing work.

    I hope one day to do something similar, my mother is Sri Lankan…she came to Australia when she was 13 and has never been back, I’d love to go back with her and document the journey.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    xx

  42. Bryan Aulick

    I love the blue bird photograph.

  43. Oli

    Holy wow. Gifted shooter. Found you via Tam (above!). Amazing work.

  44. michael porter

    awesome work, as you usual. I know ^Tam just said it but, you blow MY mind too. It’d be awesome to shoot with you again sometime! I’m always looking for a reason to go to Cali 😉

  45. ed peers

    Awesome photography Nirav. Thanks for sharing man…

  46. Katia

    Amazing quality of work!

  47. Sachin

    Brings back the memories from when I was in India. Love the slithers of light you found bro. The one of the kids playing about half way down, sitting on the side of the road, is my fav (India376)

  48. Craig and Kate

    Flipping amazing!!

  49. Sarah

    What a special trip you had, Nirav, one that you will never forget. And so beautifully captured!

  50. Jesse Pafundi

    beyond words.

  51. cliff

    Pshhhh. Crazy set of images. Just nuts. Hope you enjoyed yourself.

  52. Alex Rapada

    The train shot with the lady holding on the window rail is absolutely amazing. Great set of images from india and I can’t wait to travel their this year!

  53. Sonal

    These photos are so beautiful and moving (I had tears). I was 14 the last time I was in India. I’m going to share this post with my parents – they will also love the pix. Welcome back!

  54. Priya Patel

    Wow! Extraordinary and inspiring. I’m completely blown away. I love seeing Ahmedabad through your eyes. You should go back in January for the kite fighting. I’ll be there most likely.

  55. Vanessa

    Wow. Your photography is absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing and I’m glad to read that you had such a great experience. It sounds truly amazing!

  56. Paul

    Love your take on documenting India Nirav. You should be proud of the awesome shots you’ve captured.

  57. Avelaine

    You are amazing.

  58. Amelia Rhea

    so, so, so amazing. Seems like a trip well spent. I have yet to explore using a rangefinder, I really like the sharpness. And you seem to capture the life there so well.

  59. Sansaara

    Dude! These are really great Nirav…love how peeling paint feels like home 🙂 Can’t wait to go “home” again soon…

  60. april

    I definitely get a sense of homecoming in this set. Just lovely. Very well done, Nirav!

  61. fer juaristi

    power clicks.

  62. Kyle

    Hot diggity damn, these are RIDICULOUS.

    You HAVE to submit them somewhere. The world needs to see these.

  63. geneoh

    so great, friend. You can really cherish these forever.

  64. shipra

    incredible, incredible india
    So glad that you got to go journey back in time a little to your parent’s world. I know it has to have been deeply impactful.
    In love with the images of the bed by the window and the gnarled hand holding on to the train window.

  65. Krystle Ann Poovey

    Nirav!!!!

    You are so amazing! every single image was breathtaking! :]

  66. Kelley

    I am amazed by this collection Nirav. Just breathtaking.

  67. Geeta

    I love to go India with you and Jen. After seeing all this pictures. Remind me India

  68. Satish

    I love music. My favorite movie Lagan.

  69. Tyler

    whoa. im late to this party. but whatever dhalsim says when he spits fire from his mouth. that’s this.

  70. Dragos

    Awesome!!!

  71. gabe aceves

    Buddy, this is amazing. Like truly, beautiful. I feel like I was there.

  72. David Campbell

    Truly moving images Nirav. A real ‘slice of life’ from a local’s perspective. Amazing.

  73. Naomi Goggin

    These are really fantastic photos. So pleased i’ve stumbled across you x

  74. brooke lagstein

    Nirav! I am at a loss for words because the photos say it all. What an amazing job you’ve done documenting this trip. These images are captivating.

  75. Christy Tyler

    WOOOOW. Your images literally make my heart go *pitter-patter*. Who does that with photos?! Amazing.

  76. Tara

    beautiful work and a I perspective I so relate to. thank you for posting!

  77. Nick

    so so incredible dude!

  78. Jakub

    I think you are master of capturing true spirit. Amazing work man!

  79. Jon

    Truely remarkable set of images!

  80. The Petersons.

    […] year, I had taken a trip to India.  My goal was to document the places my parents had lived and grown up in before I had come […]

  81. Adrian

    This is amazing. Love it!

  82. Nadeena

    I went through this entry twice, first without the music playing and the second time with it playing. major difference. good choice of song, it just added more to the photos =)

  83. JAMES STOKES

    This totally makes me want to take a trip to India. thanks for sharing.

  84. Brian Kraft

    Such an amazing and intimate collection of photos! Thank you!

  85. Seth

    Zowie. What a way to tell a story.

  86. mathias fast

    so authentic. really incredible images nirav.

  87. Sachin

    Now i want to play carrom again!! Delicious frames brother.

  88. Gina Weathersby

    I am new to your work and am almost speechless.
    I am overtaken by the real and rawness of your eye. It’s so refreshing and incredibly inspiring.
    What a gift to the viewers.