I found this poor old man sitting out in the sun during a festival in Punjab, India. He travels alone in his state, Punjab alone and loves cot converse and tell stories to whoever is in a mood. The nail in the ground seems to mimic his arduous life.
Surkhab Shaukin was born in Chandigarh, India and started photographing at the age of eleven. After Surkhab finished his first degree in India with honors in Geography, he went to study Photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California and after a year transferred out to the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY. After completing this four-year degree course in Photographic Illustration, Surkhab worked with many renowned photographers in New York City. He returned home to India thereafter and has been photographing here ever since. His work includes, but is not limited to, Travel, People, Still Life and Fine Art. He has photographed for brands like United Colors of Benetton, Sisley, Kings XI etc. He has also previously shot a book on The Western Command of the Indian Army on its 60th Anniversary and has presently finished a coffee table book on Punjab, India called ‘Punjab: India Begins Here’.