Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer Abhishek Singh is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay. From the project ‘Daily Street Life of Old Delhi’. To see Abhishek ’s body of work, click on any image.
In my street photography project, I attempted to chronicle life cycles with a universal approach: noticing all parts of life working together as time passes us by. I started looking at the bigger picture in an even bigger way: I began to look at human life and activities.
At first, my perspective absorbed daily routine of people living in old Delhi and various parts of NCR. Those who are involved in waste management, street hawking, roadside food vendors, hustle and bustle and bustle of rush hours. From this I began to see the sheer contrast in the design of Old Delhi and other parts of NCR itself.
Never before had I noticed such a beautiful homogenizing of kids, youth and aged as well as animals on the city streets , side-by-side going about their various daily routine without so much as a second glance. What seemed most intriguing was the vast similarity of the facial expressions of all of these people as well as animal kind could be. Nearly identical in instances of joy, sorrow, curiosity, anger and pain could be seen on the faces of these people that I had never even seen before, people I would likely never see ever again and understand their purpose behind their various expressions.
Sometimes, we get lost in the flurry of life. Things are born, things happen in between, and then things are gone .But how often is this all thought about as a whole? People either dwell on the past, enjoy the present, or plan relentlessly for the future.
All images and text © Abhishek Singh
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