Faces from Jammu & Kashmir – Wusan

by Puru


Dec 12, 2015

In July 2015, we embarked on our maiden journey to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, travelling from Srinagar to Leh. On the course of our journey, we met a lot of lovely people and the people of the region being so photogenic, it was a great opportunity to capture their images by our lens.

Starting a series of portraiture posts dedicated to the charming people of Kashmir and Laddakh, the first in the series being Wusan where we spent two days.


Wusan Labourer

This gentleman is a labourer who works near the Indus river where we had parked Taurus. It was a planned shoot with reflectors to capture the warmth of the evening light.

  • Camera – D7000,
  • A – f6.3,
  • S – 1/125 s
  • ISO – 100
Kashmiri Man in Wusan

He was just back from the markets, carrying chicken for the family. Well built with handsome features and clad in traditionally Kashmiri robe, he readily agreed to pose for the photographs.

  • Camera – D7000,
  • A – f5
  • S – 1/640 s
  • ISO – 250
Kashmiri Old Man near Wusan

In the evening, we had gone for another photo-shoot where we met this fragile looking old man. He has a very simple but sad – resigned from life – look over his face.

  • Camera – D7000,
  • A – f5.6
  • S – 1/60 s
  • ISO – 100
Kashmiri Man near Wusan

Edit: This photograph has been taken down following a conversation. Inconvenience is deeply regretted. 

The last image for the post, this is not even a portrait, the perspective is wrong. However, this flamboyant gentleman with hookah was so photogenic that it will be a shame to not to include him in the album.

  • Camera – D7000,
  • A – f5.6
  • S – 1/125 s
  • ISO – 100

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  • Location: Wusan, J&K, India
  • Camera: Nikon D3000, D7000
  • Lens: 18-55, 18-200
  • Reflector: Yes
  • Tripod: No

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Puru is an IT Project Manager from Pune, India and an avid blogger. He is passionate about travel, photography, cinema and books. He blogs on Shadows Galore, Art House Cinema, The Mutinous Indian and Antarnaad.

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  1. Alok Singhal

    You have some nice captures here…lovely!

    • Puru

      Thanks Alok 🙂


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