By the gaslight

Well..technically most of the lights that you see in these pictures are electric. But I like gaslight better as a title 🙂
This is one of the many tuesday night farmer’s markets that spring out of nowhere every week all over Delhi. Farmers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, sweetmeats, pickles and whatnot. People come from far and wide to stock up for the week.This starts somewhere nine in the night and goes on well past midnight.
These markets provide really juicy  photography opportunities because of the light. The fruits and vegetables are lit most dramatically with this almost stage like lighting, high on shadows and highlights. The mundane everyday things take up an almost mysterious quality. Almost as if it’s just them in an empty universe.

The sellers

The buyers .