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A selection of images taken in different parts of Karachi, Pakistan over two trips there (2017 and most from earlier this year). Hope you like them! The full set is available on my website. Karachi is a real gem for street photography and I highly recommend it.

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-Wvn3fPn/1/5e725b98/X2/_A7R6034-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-jh4S65T/1/7f23e8f3/X2/_A7R6041-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-zb3bHRN/1/9c072bf5/X2/_A7R6052-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-K4dTZqV/1/9e4f56f8/X2/_A7R6066-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-GH9ztCk/1/e71fa86d/X2/_A7R6153-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-pFbsChd/1/5389169f/X2/_A7R6233-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-TN6b6dZ/1/e1a20de6/X2/_A7R6342-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-x8j2n4T/0/9859dcfc/X2/_A7R6207-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-HZFnB6t/1/037499c3/X2/_A7R6104-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/SouthAsia/Karachiites/i-tD3SM86/1/d23cbb4c/X2/_3190485-X2.jpg



Oct 18, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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Very nice set! Love the guy with the red hair and white beard! You should have pulled him aside for a "private shoot" and maybe ask him to change his white turban for a purple or red/yellow one! It's worth paying him something if you could get a great shot of him! His eyes and the lines on his face are priceless ... and so is his beard and hair, of course.


Oct 18, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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bobbytan wrote:
Very nice set! Love the guy with the red hair and white beard! You should have pulled him aside for a "private shoot" and maybe ask him to change his white turban for a purple or red/yellow one! It's worth paying him something if you could get a great shot of him! His eyes and the lines on his face are priceless ... and so is his beard and hair, of course.


Thank you! Yes, I actually tried to get as much time with this man once I saw him. After getting a few versions of this image he walked off. He was ok complying with my request, but as you can imagine this draws a lot of attention and I think he was getting a bit shy. Would have loved to get more as you suggest.




Oct 18, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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That's too bad, as he is really photogenic. I would have followed him and offered to buy him a meal or coffee or something, and then tell him he will be appropriately compensated for his time and cooperation!

ketang wrote:
Thank you! Yes, I actually tried to get as much time with this man once I saw him. After getting a few versions of this image he walked off. He was ok complying with my request, but as you can imagine this draws a lot of attention and I think he was getting a bit shy. Would have loved to get more as you suggest.






Oct 18, 2019 at 01:11 PM
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The photos are great! Well done!

But I am struck by the fact that no one is smiling. Is life that difficult in Karachi for most people, or are they just wary with strangers?

DaveF



Oct 18, 2019 at 05:44 PM
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fingerda wrote:
The photos are great! Well done!

But I am struck by the fact that no one is smiling. Is life that difficult in Karachi for most people, or are they just wary with strangers?

DaveF


Thank you and good question. That's a bit more to do with my style as I instructed them to relax. Sometimes I find that when people smile for me in a street photo (and in a busy spot like this where everyone takes notice), it's not the same natural smile they would use with friends. As such, when I see an unnatural smile I tend not to use the shot. I also tend to find that children tend to smile more naturally when I take out my big camera. They often seem less self-conscious:

https://photos.smugmug.com/EastAsia/Laos/i-86txVkw/1/2dadb00d/X3/_A7R8779-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8GhbrDB/0/74692505/X3/i-8GhbrDB-X3.jpg



Oct 18, 2019 at 05:56 PM
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Many of them had a half-smile, which is fine.

fingerda wrote:
The photos are great! Well done!

But I am struck by the fact that no one is smiling. Is life that difficult in Karachi for most people, or are they just wary with strangers?

DaveF





Oct 18, 2019 at 06:51 PM
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Very nice set. Did u ask for their permission to photograph?


Oct 20, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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keepclicking wrote:
Very nice set. Did u ask for their permission to photograph?


Thank you and thanks for asking. Yes I did, I stand out a bit walking around in these markets with a camera anyway, so getting permission was always the best way to get a number of photos and choose the one where the look was right.



Oct 20, 2019 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Karachi Pakistan Street Portraits


Very nice set of images of a seldom seen people in a seldom seen insight into that country.
Great expressions!
Dan



Oct 21, 2019 at 09:19 AM
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Danpbphoto wrote:
Very nice set of images of a seldom seen people in a seldom seen insight into that country.
Great expressions!
Dan


Thank you, Dan, I'm glad you like them!



Oct 21, 2019 at 09:22 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Karachi Pakistan Street Portraits


Wonderful images! Thanks for sharing them.
Keith W.



Oct 22, 2019 at 02:23 AM
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kwilliam8 wrote:
Wonderful images! Thanks for sharing them.
Keith W.


Thank you, Keith!



Oct 22, 2019 at 06:04 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Karachi Pakistan Street Portraits


Not one woman
GA



Oct 27, 2019 at 03:06 PM
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george andros wrote:
Not one woman
GA


Sure, Iíd be happy to address that. There are women all over these markets, but usually they wonít allow a picture in these situations both because of how much attention I attract and because they canít be sure what I will do with their pictures later. There is justifiable concern there about men posting pictures of women on social media and how it can put those women in a tough situation. I have respected that on my trips because they have to live with the results of their image being posted rather than me. Hope that makes sense.



Oct 27, 2019 at 03:34 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Karachi Pakistan Street Portraits


Great, interesting. All have facial hair


Oct 27, 2019 at 06:02 PM
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Charles Loy wrote:
Great, interesting. All have facial hair


Thank you very much. Yes having facial hair is generally popular in South Asia and beards are quite popular in the Muslim community.



Oct 28, 2019 at 02:13 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Karachi Pakistan Street Portraits


Wow, this is really good set of photos! Excellent work!


Oct 29, 2019 at 01:54 PM
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6BQ5 wrote:
Wow, this is really good set of photos! Excellent work!


Thanks a lot Iím glad you took a look!



Oct 29, 2019 at 03:21 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Karachi Pakistan Street Portraits


may I ask how you achieved such a nice skin tone? I went to your IM posts. I have to say IM resolutions don't do justice to your pictures.


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