The Dhobi Ghats of Mumbai
On a tour of the city, we visited one of the Dhobi Ghats of Mumbai. A fascinating place and unlike any laundry service I’ve ever seen. This is one of the open air laundries of Mumbai where the dhobis or washerman spend their days washing the laundry from the city’s hotels and hospitals and provides work for hundreds of families whose jobs are passed down from father to son.
It’s been a while since I took one of those pictures that you can’t stop looking at. In a recent Jeff Ascough blog post he reminds me of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s book ‘The Mind’s Eye’ where he talks about a picture ‘whose composition possesses such vigour and richness, and whose content so radiates outward from it, that this single picture is a whole story in itself.’ I’m sure that the capturing of such an image described by him will be a great joy for any photographer including myself. One of these are on my bucket list for 2010.
So in 2016 I also wish to capture that one great wedding picture, a striking landscape, a classic portrait, improve my natural light portraits or maybe just continue doing what I enjoy until that ONE pop-up. I’ll know it when i see it.
So what’s on your bucket list..?