Atget’s Corner – 1101-1105, 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 1101 to 1105.
1101. I Tell You, Aestheticism Has Gone to Dogs
1102. The Souvenirs of Her Side Table, the Memories of Her White Hair
1103. We Wish to Inform You That Now You Will Be Shot Dead
1104. The Art of Pickling in the Taaq, a Disappearing Element in Hypernative Architecture
1105. O My God…. O Dear Life