Every once in a while we all have one of those "stop the car" moments and tonight I had another. It was the end of a great day and we were driving home after the afternoon's shoot at a kite market in Ahmedabad when I saw the scene below. Amazingly, it was simply-lit with a single 100W bulb — the image of the Chai Wallah below it was photographed near the kite market earlier in the evening.
Ahmedabad is possibly one of the most mellow and friendly cities I have ever visited in India. Unlike some of the more popular destinations like Rajasthan you barely see another tourist, the people are very generous, and everyone wants to have their picture taken — such a change from the places where you have to carry a wad of money around with you to pay tips to people for being allowed to photograph them — I am hooked on Gujarat!
Jeremy Woodhouse is a professional photographer and traveller. He leads photography trips to all corners of the globe