Started a new road trip and a new photo series. I make a portrait of a local person whom I stay with or meet on my journey. Afterwards, they make a picture of me on my motorbike as I’m leaving.
This is Subash, in Patnitop, JK. After searching 3-4 hotels I saw Subash standing on a rooftop of what looked like another hotel. From the top of the hill I asked him, in Hindi, how much the room was. He just kept flashing 5 with his hand at me, multiple times. I knew this place couldn’t have been that expensive the look of the exterior, so I went down to have a look.
Subash seemed to be the only person in the guesthouse that wasn’t shy about meeting a foreigner even though he didn’t speak much. Every time he would see me he would just plant a big smile on his face.
This stop was en route to Jammu. A one nighter. The water in the washroom was so nice and hot I decided to talk two baths, one at night and one in the morning!