About One Month

The idea comprises a series of paired portraits of Western tourists in a very different cultural environment. I went with a group of students to India and photographed each of them on the first and last day of their visit, one month apart. The portraits are presented in pairs to emphasize their difference to the viewer. Making the viewer stop and examine the photographs is what I aim for with all my projects. Having an insatiable curiosity about cultural issues, this project was my first attempt to explore the influence of another culture / climate / style of life on people, exploiting the opportunity I’d been given of visiting a country with a very different culture.

Series contains of 15 pairs of images

2008