a project at work evolved into a three week business trip to india so i could setup new infrastructure and do some hands-on training with my colleagues there. i just returned to the u.s. this past weekend and i’m still suffering from jetlag, but slowly things are returning to normal for me.
india was pretty crazy. i spent most of my time on the outskirts of bangalore, karnataka, the “silicon valley of india”. it was an amazing mix of third world country and modern technology. some of my commutes to work included cows on the street, women carrying large baskets full of wares on their head, ox-pulled carts, corporate logo backpacks and RFID badges.
of course, just before this trip my borrowed camera developed a light leak. so i borrowed another, which happened to have some exposure problems (i’m soooo glad i tested it before i left!). so i travelled to india with my iphone, two malfunctioning canon ae-1 cameras, and my widelux f7.
i tracked down a small camera repair shop and had both canons serviced. the leaking body sounds a lot better but i wasn’t able to address the leaks. the other body also sounds better now, but still needs work. so i shrugged it off and proceeded to shoot with just my iphone and my widelux for three weeks. not quite what i was expecting.. but i can’t complain.
this picture exemplifies my experience in bangalore: construction, laptop bags, dusty roads, and cows.