Ten years ago almost to the day I photographed the young daughter of an Indian friend eating some Indian food whilst wearing her smartest traditional clothes. I did this in response to a specific image request, and a model release was signed. The prospective client never chose the image but I kept it on file anyway, lodged it with a couple of agencies and, to be honest, thought little more about it.
It was taken on a Nikon D1X which was pretty ‘state of the art’ in those days using a Nikon 28 – 105 zoom lens, and a single flash held off-camera. It was a very quick session with little fuss so as not to upset the young child, and that was the end of the story.
Suddenly today I received a notification that the image has sold in Germany to a book publisher for a limited print run. Trust me, I won’t be retiring on the proceeds but it will pay for the coffees this week and just goes to prove that library sales can make a very useful supplement to the normal income. Oh I nearly forgot, here is the image: