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a little beedi a day, keeps my blues away..........

By sawsengee  
Street portrait of a camel herder in the fairy-tale desert town of Jaiselmer in Rajasthan.......a town like something out of the pages of the 1001 Arabian Nights, it is quite conspicuous in the absence of public theatres & other city-style comfort & accessories,....a little beedi goes a long way for an old resident. Here is a link to what beedi is (incidentally, I do not encourage smoking):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beedi

p.s. this is the REAL Camel Cigarette Man, not the one in the western advertisement ! Smile

THANK YOU to everyone who commented, voted & to PhilT2, jasonwl, BydoR9 for the much appreciated UAs. GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Natural light portrait Jaiselmer rajasthan thar desert india Photo journalism people Smoking man Rajasthani man turban men camel herder

Voters: Legend147, Steven_Tyrer, bobpaige1 and 49 more

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Comments


Steven_Tyrer 15 69 Wales
25 Jun 2017 9:05AM
Great image so much detail and his face looks like its carved from wood, well seen and taken. SmileSmileSmile
accipiter 12 61 England
25 Jun 2017 9:12AM
Your work remains inspirational! A
leo_nid 5 12
25 Jun 2017 10:19AM
terrific character study as always
25 Jun 2017 10:31AM
As always terrific images.
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
25 Jun 2017 10:52AM
At least as a camel man he has a plentiful supply.
Another good 'un, Ee.
PhilT2 Plus
12 591 34 England
25 Jun 2017 11:07AM
Wonderful portrait as always, but the inclusion of the hand and beedi gives a new dimension. With all that facial hair smoking may have additional hazards for this guy.

Quote:Wonderful portrait as always, but the inclusion of the hand and beedi gives a new dimension. With all that facial hair smoking may have additional hazards for this guy.


I totally agree, what a super image Sawsengee.
Carol
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2017 1:26PM
Great photography Sawsengee.

Phil.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
25 Jun 2017 2:55PM
Super portrait, Sawsengee SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Ron
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2017 3:40PM
Magnificent character study.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
25 Jun 2017 4:12PM
Brilliant ee. Another very strong character excellently photographed and suitably processed. I've never smoked in my life and never intend to, but this guy makes it look quite attractiveSmile

JohnSmile
sawsengee 15 6 41 Malaysia
25 Jun 2017 4:19PM

Quote:Brilliant ee. Another very strong character excellently photographed and suitably processed. I've never smoked in my life and never intend to, but this guy makes it look quite attractiveSmile

JohnSmile


Do not start smoking John........the character in reality is a camel herdsman smoking a cigarette (Indian style), but if he were to be the poster man advertising the Camel cigarettes, I am CERTAIN, the cigarettes would not sell. !!!
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
25 Jun 2017 4:26PM
That headwear is a work of art itself....
BydoR9 11 144 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2017 4:00PM
Fantastic portrait! Awarded! GrinGrinGrin
Bantu 8 7 1 India
27 Jun 2017 8:05AM
Very nice,one more thing you could add puff also.

Vikram
Chinga Plus
11 73 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2017 12:49AM
I think he deserves his smoke... A face that has seen it all in life,
Isabel GrinGrin

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