“I AM EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU NOT ONLY TO INDIA BUT TO THE FAMOUS PUSHKAR HORSE AND CAMEL FAIR.”
It is a fleeting instance where reality fades and the abstract dream intercedes. A split second, which for me exposes any separation between subject and photographer. In those moments, I am no longer aware of anything but the power and the presence before me, losing myself in an intimate dance of passion and discovery. It is a dance that often begins slowly with hesitation and longing but moves quickly to expose that which I find mystical in it’s beauty. I describe my presence as physically non-intrusive but emotionally connected in an effort to expose the most private of moments through a photograph that is simultaneously both subtle and explosive. A photograph that at best steps outside the bounds of reality.
- Donna DeMariAuthor and Photographer
MY INDIA TOURS
ROYAL RAJASTHAN TOUR
DELHI - JAISALMER - JODHPUR - JAIPUR - SHEKHAWATI - PUSHKAR - DELHI
MY PHOTO TOUR OF RAJASTHAN’S EXTRAORDINARY NOMADIC LIFE, COLOURFUL TOWNS, PALACES AND PUSHKAR FAIR!
"We will explore the Jaisalmer Fort, a living fort still inhabited which also affords us a great vantage point to photograph the city from above. Then we will move to Jodhpur for Blue houses, bazaar scenes, a majestic Fort and heritage walks."
"I want to create an atmosphere of both intimacy and independence in my tours. I want everyone to have the freedom to choose what most interests them visually. I am a very easy and spontaneous person and always open to suggestions in my tours."
"After numerous trips to Jaipur, I have also collected a pocketful of great places to dine, discover and indulge. Famous shops like Anokhi, Gem Palace, Amrapali, Cottons and Fabindia are not to be missed. Also are the cafes, local restaurants and the best place to get a mango lassi." Read Itinerary
ROMANCE AND ROYALTY
DELHI - PUSHKAR - AGRA - JAIPUR - MUKUNDGARH - VARANASI
YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH INDIA FOR ITS CULTURE, SPLENDOUR AND SPIRITUALITY.
"I adore Pushkar. I wake early and walk to the fairgrounds in the dark catching a local chai along the way. Having attended the fair many times I have learned how best to photograph this overwhelming and exciting challenge."
"We can sit and share our days and our images while taking in the breathtaking views all around us tour. I have been many times to Varanasi wondrous city and have come to discover great places to find special treasures."
"There is a wonderful oil/perfume shop that is a photographic experience in itself. I look forward to many wonderful meals together in VaranasiI have been many times to Varanasi wondrous city and have come to discover great places to find special treasures."
PHOTO TOUR REVIEWS
What Participants say about Donna's Last tour in March 2018
March 03 to 20 2018
Romance and royalty
In March 2018 I led my very first photo tour to India and what a roaring adventure it was. It was my seventh trip to India in seven years but it was my first ever experience of this kind. Never before had I been asked to share my lifelong passion for my work with others who were keen to not only understand photography but photography within the context of this indescribable land of WOW..