Postcards From Delhi

In Travel, Workshops and Events by David11 Comments


A quick postcard from Delhi. I hit the ground in Delhi around 1am on the 11th, spent the 12th with Gavin Gough (above) and yesterday, the 13th, with Gavin and Matt Brandon. Today, the 14th, the three of us will add Ami Vitale to our number, and tomorrow we’ll add 8 more and begin the third Lumen Dei Workshop & Tour.

It’s been crazy-wet here in Delhi but what a reprive from the usual heat. So nice to be back, and to be shooting and collaborating with friends, walking in the chaos of Chandni Chowk, sitting in the quiet of a hidden mosque, or eating butter chicken at El Jawahar, a hole in the wall restaurant in the shadow of Old Delhi’s Jamma Masjid. One of the things I enjoy most is playing the unspoken game of “Do you see what I see?” while shooting with other talented photographers, and to come home at the end of the day and compare images. Which didn’t happen last night because I passed out before 8pm, while Matt and Gavin both live within a couple time zones of Delhi and didn’t get hit with the jet-lag stick the way I did. But the shot below is one you’ll find looking suspiciously similar to one on Gavin’s site.


Anyways, having a great time. Can’t wait to meet the team, some of them for the first time. Speaking of teams we’ve had some meetings about next year’s Lumen Dei Workshop & Tours and are really excited about the options we’re coming up with. We’ll be announcing them as soon as we can, and while I can’t give you much I can tell you that they’ll be around the same time of year- September 2010 – and that we’ll have a couple options for you. Stay-tuned, and while info about those tours will be posted here, and on Matt Brandon’s blog first as a courtesy to our readers, leave me a note in the comments if you want to be on the mailing list.

It just hit 5am, I’ve been up since just past 2am. I’m never going to make it to supper time without passing out…Hoping I can post at least once more before we fly to Ladakh on Wednesday morning.


  1. Hi David – While browsing at Chapters a couple of months back, I stumbled upon Within the Frame… and what an awesome discovery that was! Since then I’ve become addicted to your blog. Also through your blog I’ve discovered the wonderful world of photographer-bloggers: Matt Brandon, Gavin Gough and others. Lumen Dei sounds like an amazing experience. Can’t wait to see more images from the tour. Please add me to the mailing list for 2010.

  2. Wondrful images and you just started. Have a wonderful workshop and put me on the mailing list for next years workshop.

  3. Hi David, Great image! Looks like you’re going to have a great time over there. Please put me on the mailing list for the 2010 workshop. Cheers!

  4. Hi David,

    Hope you’ll have lots of fun and good pictures! By the way, you’ve just arrived and already have amazing portraits. You’re the master!
    Can’t wait to see more photos and hear news about the next Lumen Dei Workshop 2010.

  5. So glad to hear from you and about the beginnings of what sounds like another amazing trip!
    Looking forward to updates, and loving the pictures.
    Thinking of you all, and please say hi to Erin for me!

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