Show Me The Money

The second of my portrait shots from India. In stark contrast to the little old lady in my previous post, this member of staff at the Amber Fort in Jaipur wanted payment for her photo….

Portrait, Amber Fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

© Mark Simms Photography (2015)

10 Responses to “Show Me The Money”

    • Mark Simms

      Hi Bill…..a few rupees that’s all and it’s purely optional. Most people in India I photographed didn’t ask for anything and were more than happy to oblige. I think because she was working at Amber Fort, one of the major tourist attractions in India, she had figured out that some relatively rich western tourists could be milked for a little extra income. A bit cheeky, but no real harm done!

  1. Chillbrook

    Gorgeous, rich tones in this image Mark! As for payment for the picture, I think this was definitely worth a few rupees!

  2. Vicki

    Yes, definitely worth the money.
    (and secondly, I’m sure a few rupees from tourists would make life easier for her family).

  3. Noeline Smith

    Would she have refused if you had?! I appreciate her acumen but I’m not sure how I feel about paying for portraits; it’s not the money, it’s the principle I guess …. but I would probably do the same if I were in her position!

    • Mark Simms

      Thank you…..I’m pleased you took time to like and comment on this shot. Compared to some of my other India posts, this one has been a little under-appreciated I feel.


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