I could write a novel about India. Alluring, intimidating India. In fact, the last time I went, in 2014, I had so many words about the trip that my blog posts, had they been pieces of luggage, would definitely not have fit easily into the overhead bin, if you're pickin' up what I'm puttin' down. That's how I knew the trip rocked me. In person, I generally tend to be more of a listener than a talker. The right words often tend to escape me. But India stirred something up in me that hadn't been activated before, and upon my return, I dumped all of it into a couple of super-long blog posts. I found all of those elusive words in spades!
You can never re-create an experience, and this was no exception. But it was rewarding to return with a clearer mind and a little more confidence in the way things work there. And I got to see the kiddos again, which made the entire trip worth it a million times over. I'm lucky to have gone again.
Thank you to my friends at Photo Field Trip for coordinating this adventure. Going to India with anyone other than you guys would be really weird! If you're a photographer, check them out. Even better -- sign up for the big event that happens in February! Ask me if you have questions about it... It's an awesome place to learn and grow your photography community. Clearly I'm biased, but Field Trip has been a game changer for me. Consider this your invite!
Here are some images from November's trip. We were there during Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which was a dream. Looking back through these images, the dichotomy between chaos and peace becomes glaringly obvious to me; seems like it's often one or the other in India, and not a lot in between. I'm stopping myself here, but next time you see me in my "Ask Me About India" pin, I'll tell you allllll about it in excruciating detail if you're into that sort of thing. :)