Faces in the Crowd

Bicycle Rickshaw Driver, Chandni Chowk (Bazaar), Old Delhi, India
There is no grander crowd
Than Chandni Bazaar
A bazaar of humanity
Vital, vibrant, vivid
Variety and spice

So I set up in the median
Camera in hand
And let the people come
Reveling in
Faces in the crowd

Editing and editing
Dozens of photographs
The best
The most engaging
Are the faces
Engaging me

To these faces
I am another
Face in the crowd
With a camera

Bicycle Rickshaw Riders
Chandni Chowk (Bazaar)
Old Delhi, IndiaTaken during travels, yesterday, 2017

I love a good market, and have been engulfed by some of the world’s best in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Kuqa and Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region. While Kashgar’s remains in my memory as the most intense experience of humanity, it cannot match Chandni Bazaar for acreage. And Chandni is just one of probably dozens of markets in the city.