Joe Pickard

Joe Pickard

By day, London-based Joe Pickard is Books Editor at Monocle magazine, where he is responsible for heading up the in-house books team and editing the Monocle Travel Guide series. By night, he is a keen photographer and avid Instagrammer. Both have taken him to various far-flung destinations around the world but his 2017 collaboration with Kamalan was his first taste of India.

  • What is the colour of India for you?

    The dusky pink of the Tranquebar fort or a Munnar sunrise

  • What is the scent of India for you?

    The gently bruised jasmine of a welcome garland.

  • What is the taste of India for you?

    The sugar coated fennel seeds served after a meal.

  • What is the sound of India for you?

    The exotic twang of the Veena.

  • What is the touch of India for you?

    The feel of smooth, sun drenched stone slabs on bare feet.

A Spectrum of Hues
A Spectrum of Hues

At the tail end of the monsoon, a cool blue tint envelopes the landscape of the Indian Peninsula, lush green foliage shiver in the cold winds...

Narrative Photo Essay