Nick Rains has just returned from the Leica Akademie trip to Rajasthan where our six guests managed to create a superb series of photographs from Jodphur, Chandelao and Osian. They also braved the spectacular Holi Festival and apart from a certain amount of pink-tinged hair, emerged unscathed.

“At no point did it feel rushed or like we were tourists. With an exceptional guide we blended in and were welcomed by the local people in each location. Photographs were taken of the locals, with the locals and by the local people. While the principal purpose of the tour was photography, we were still able to enjoy the experience with the friendliness of the local people and were invited to places where larger groups just wouldn’t get the opportunity.”

Tom McC

See some of the images below, and a full gallery at the bottom of the page.



Sue Vearncombe

Toms Stuff (3 of 21)

Tom McCarthy

Toms Stuff (20 of 21)

Tom McCarthy


Sue Vearncombe


Sue Darvall


Sue Darvall

Jama Masjid Mosque

Leah Kennedy

Osian Girl III

Leah Kennedy


Lidia D’Opera in action: by Nick Rains

The Team (9 of 11)

Neville Porter with new hair colouring: by Tom McCarthy


Sue Vearncombe trying out the Leica T in Chandelao: by Nick Rains


Bithoo Village Elders by Nick Rains

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Our guide, Harshwardhan: by Neville Porter


Leica S in action at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur

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