Well, i was in India and i shot them in India, it cannot be from somewhere else
Because these could have been from somewhere else does really mean that you can take exact these pictures somewhere else ?
On the otherhand i personally do not believe that i should be taking pictures to represent India, i went there to take pictures, take pictures of what i believe is beautiful or meaningful. So these pictures are result of my personal experience as an observer, not a cultural catalogue. Are not there enough beautiful Indian portraits around ?
I take your point and critic fully and i will show rest of the collection that will display more "life and culture in India" when i am done with picking through and i will ask for more critic. I am just trying to expand the conversation because i think that this debate can bring more fruitful ideas about photography and definition of artist.