I travel regularly to Goa on business, and in September 2017 I did a photography tour in the crumbling old city of Mapusa with local photographer Francisco de Souza. Photographing people in India isn’t as easy as it is in Thailand so it was very helpful to walk around with someone who knows everyone at the market. As with everywhere in India it was lively, noisy, colourful and very photogenic!
These two young men spend all day, every day in a sweltering little workshop toasting and grinding chickpeas into flour for use in various Indian dishes (including the delicious deep-fried green chillies I ate for breakfast). It’s hot, hard work and I couldn’t stand the heat in there for more than 10 minutes. But they were very friendly and happily put up with me taking photos of them, and the images I got there are the highlight of my visit to Mapusa.