“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

Oct 29, 2018 to Nov 13, 2018

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

Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 26, 2018

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..

- Donna DeMari

Words from tour participants

This was my second tour with the most perfect organization- Indian Moments. I can only describe it as a trip of a lifetime. And what an experience! I love photography but I am definitely not a pro. It was my first time ever waking up really early to get the perfect pictures. What a difference experiencing people starting their days, their smiles, the way they look at you.

But what I will carry with me always is “the eye” that Donna has given me. She put the bar high and I have now come home with INCREDIBLE PICTURES! Thank you!!

D. Olazabal (Argentina)

It is hard to put into words the photo tour with Donna DeMari, she truly shows you the best of India. Traveling with a true artist, like Donna, is a special experience. Artists have this ability to find an unbelievable amount of magic in any situationthey’re in, from the most unlikely to all-consuming beauty, traveling with Donna it constantly makes you look twice. Her passion for India is instantaneously contagious. One of my favorite aspects of this tour is her gentle way of showing you the things most tourists would overlook and never get to experience.

M. Valnoski (USA)

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