Ever come across a person who just by looking at you would say “that person’s been through so much in life”? Happens, right? Happened to me too.
It’s a hill station in Tamilnadu, India, called Yelagiri. In the local language, tamil, yelu means seven, giri means peaks. This particular hill station has got seven peaks, thus the name yelagiri. Me and my colleagues from work chose this as a spot for a retreat trip away from daily life. This is the shot of a guide who helped us find the way through the forest when we went trekking. I could see from all those wrinkle lines on his face the kind of hardship the man must be going through. It’s fun for us, it’s new for us, it’s exercise for some of us. But for this old man, it’s his living. For his age, this line of work might not actually be something that he would love to do. But he has to do it.