Tomb Caretaker, by Ashwin Kumar

This was shot at Hyder Ali’s tomb in Srirangapatna, near Mysore, India. The caretaker lives in that small space, and maintains the tomb and the gardens. I used a low show to emphasize the loneliness of the person in the room. Camera used for this shot was a Fuji GW690 III MF rangefinder using TMax100 film, and developed in rodinal 1+50.

Tomb Caretaker, by Ashwin Kumar

Tomb Caretaker, by Ashwin Kumar

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 27
Photo of the Day Award Category: Black & White Photography
Photograph Location: Srirangapatna, Mysore | India

Photographer: Ashwin Kumar (Bangalore, India) Registered
Ashwin Kumar is an amateur photographer interested in traditional film photography, and development techniques. He began shooting with SLRs, strayed to DSLRs, but later returned to his true love of film photography. He enjoys shooting people and the environment around them, photoethnography is the closest term to describe his “style”. He has lived in Singapore, and currently based in Bangalore, India. He current arsenal for shooting people (pun intended) are Leica M rangefinder, Hasselblad, some vintage lenses, and healthy supply of film.

3 reviews
  1. John Dowle
    John Dowle says:

    Fantastic photo, lighting and tones are superb, I’ve just bought a Fuji GW690III can’t wait to take some shots with it.


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