Atget’s Corner – 1111-1115, 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 1111 to 1115.
1111. Mrs Bovary’s Electric Fan… That Moves as Slowly as the Rest of Her Life
1112. Somebody Else’s Family Reuinion
1113. It is the Best of Times. It is the Worst of Times. The Sky Doesn’t Care Either Way.
1114. She too Dislikes Cigarette… but Smoking it, However, with a Perfect Contempt for it, She Discovers in it, After All, a Place for the Genuine
1115. Because Grandfather’s Nighttime Stories Have the Same Morals… Everywhere