Atget’s Corner – 1066-1070, Delhi Photos
The visible city.
[By Mayank Austen Soofi]
Delhi is a voyeur’s paradise and The Delhi Walla also makes pictures.
I take photos of people, streets, flowers, eateries, drawing rooms, tombs, landscapes, buses, colleges, Sufi shrines, trees, animals, autos, libraries, birds, courtyards, kitchens and old buildings. My archive of more than 1,00,000 photos showcases Delhi’s ongoing evolution. Five randomly picked pictures from this collection are regularly put up on the pages of this website.
The series is named in the memory of French artist Eugène Atget (1857-1927), who, in the words of a biographer, was an “obsessed photographer determined to document every corner of Paris before it disappeared under the assault of modern improvements.”
Here are Delhi photos numbered 1066 to 1070.
1066. “You see that gentleman Mr Darcy there? Bingley’s wealth is nothing to his. 10,000 a year at least! Isn’t he the handsomest man we’ve seen?!”
1067. Vermeer’s Woman with Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses
1068. The Different Textures of Living Experiences
1069. The Understanding of Life as a Collection of Fleeting Moments, Both Happy & Sad
1070. The Artist Resolving to Start Again Tonight With a Fresh Beginning… on a Blank Canvass