dimanche 29 mars 2009

Moustaches and turbans. Pushkar

The camel fair is an opportunity for men to meet up and chat, and they do it!

samedi 28 mars 2009

At the temple. Pushkar

With all the clothes she needs in the bag on her head to change after the bath in the holy lake.

Feeding and decorating the holy cow. Pushkar

jeudi 26 mars 2009

Jewels. Pushkar

Caravan. Pushkar

It's evening time and some camel men rather like to go with their cattle behind the hill, in a more quiet place.

mercredi 25 mars 2009

Smart! Pushkar

Thirsty again. Pushkar

Really hot on the camel ground and human too need to drink water, sometimes a woman in this men world. Women come here to collect the camel dung in the sand.

mardi 24 mars 2009

Furtive. Pushkar

Fantasmagoric. Pushkar

This image belongs to a serie I really had pleasure to do in Pushkar during the camel fair. Maybe because the other photographers were elsewhere, not interested by this side of the mela and overall because of the surrealistic mood of the scene; a little bit of the "magicien d'Ooz" too.

lundi 23 mars 2009

Thirsty. Pushkar

In India, when you are thirsty, you can find people providing drinking water, often close to the temples ans sitting in very thin places, like boxes.
But there is one rule: don't touch the pot with your lips

dimanche 22 mars 2009

Horses food. Nawalgarh

In Nawalgarh, Shekawati, there is a palace with a hara, and some arabic race horses; they usually participate to the Jaipur races, but here they were expecting the Pushkar mela, where are showed not only camels but also many horses.
Strange to see workers women in traditionnal farmers clothes inside of a palace.

samedi 21 mars 2009

Portrait. Pushkar

getting off the scaffold. Pushkar

Some days before Diwali, its the moment to do a cleaning and new painting; the scaffolds are always made with bamboos.

vendredi 20 mars 2009

The chowk. Delhi

Unceassant activity in the Delhi chowks; a good place for photographers, but you have to be fast all is moving around you...

You said veil? Pushkar

The veil is supposed tp hide the women faces and the women supposed not to connect with some men glance. Let us just make an exception, and what exception!
Kartik Purnima, after the holy bath in the Pushkar lake.

jeudi 19 mars 2009

At the market. Puhkar

Street scene. Delhi

While the sewer is working on the sidewalk, rickshaws are passing by with all kinds of passengers.