Welcome

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Welcome to NIMESHA – Travel Photography by Alexandra Lattek, where you will find a selection of my travel photography, especially from India, this incredible country, where I lost my heart years ago.

The word Nimesha comes from Sanskrit, the ancient, classical language of India. It refers to the old vedic time system and describes a very short moment in time, not more than a split second, the time of the blink of an eye. Often, it’s within this blink of an eye that a moment becomes special for us and it’s within the next blink of an eye that the moment vanishes and we cannot make it come back again.

When I travel, I try to capture these Nimeshas, not only with my eyes, but with all my senses. And with my camera which is my constant travel companion. I try to catch what one of my favorite photographers, Robert Frank, describes as the „humanity of the moment“.

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.

– Robert Frank –

I would like to share some of these Nimeshas on this website. I shall leave it to you, the viewer, to decide whether they contain what Robert Frank considers to be the two key basics of of a good photograph. In any case I hope you enjoy your visit here.

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