Destination: India

Three Weeks in Northern India

I spent many months planning an itinerary, booking trains and hotels, and generally trying to perfect my three-week trip to North India. I wanted to fit in as much as I could, without losing any quality time in the cities and towns I would visit. India, being so huge, inspiring and diverse, is not a place where one can do everything in three weeks. With this in mind, I decided to focus my time mainly in Rajasthan, a region full of old forts and palaces, teaming with colorful arts and crafts, delicious food and stunning views. Read More ›

Fantasy Weekend at Suryagarh Palace

After being invited to be a guest at a wedding in the western deserts of India, I found the offer to be one I couldn’t refuse. Even now, looking back on these photographs, it all feels like a dream too incredible for reality. It’s almost as if we were living in a beautiful fantasy for three unending days at Suryagarh Palace. The bride and groom were incredible hosts, thinking of everything, taking care of everything, and giving us such amazing surprises around every corner. Read More ›

Touring Dehli and Jaisalmer India

On the first of October I embarked on an incredible, if brief, trip to India to attend a friend’s wedding in Jaisalmer. Our journey went like this: Manhattan to Newark by train (1.5-hours, with hiccups). Newark to Delhi (14-hour flight). Delhi overnight. Delhi to Jodhpur (1-hour flight). And Jodhpur to the palace outside Jaisalmer (6-hour bus ride). So the travel took about four days and we were only in India for four days, but it was so completely worth it! Our hotel in Delhi was located in Hauz Khas Village, which is now a very artsy and happening neighborhood built next to a historic site. The next morning I woke up early to check out the historic ruins that were literally next door to our apartment. These Islamic structures are traced back to the 13th century. Read More ›

Daily Life in India

In 2011, I left a steady advertising job to fulfill a long time dream of traveling the globe and photographing my adventures. Wanting to see and experience a world far removed from my everyday life, I put India at the top of my list. Needless to say it was a culture shock in every sense of the word. From the 115 degree heat to the foreign smells, stray cattle, and hawkers at every turn, it definitely took some getting used to. But all that aside, the beautiful people, magnificent temples and ancient cities were sure to enchant, no matter where I was from! Read More ›

Scenes from Udaipur

India is a whirlwind for the senses and a complete overload of colors, smells, sites and experiences. I had my first hint of this upon boarding the 18 hour flight to New Delhi – a flight packed to the brim with people, crying babies, herbaceous aromas and bright silks. My friend and fellow photographer, Sara, was commissioned to shoot a lavish five-event wedding in the Lake City of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan and I joined her on the trip. We gave ourselves four extra days to see both the sites of this city of lake palaces and to explore new and old Delhi. Read More ›