My flickr contact Presence Inc posted this terrific image of street vendors in Mumbai, India sitting out the monsoon (it’s a long sit). Taken with his Sony RX100 III.
My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz took this wonderful slice of life image of a barbershop in Mumbai, India with his Canon 6D.
The face bleeding off the left, the mirror, it all makes this image fun to explore.
My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz caught this great image of two dogs in Varanasi, India with his Canon 6D.
He regularly composes images with a person in the close foreground bleeding off the edge of the frame and other figures scattered in the background (there’s a third dog behind the dominant one here). Many of his compositions have this kind of configuration which takes quite a bit of timing and planning to make work out. He makes it look informal and easy but it rarely is.
If you are anywhere near New York once the snow has cleared and you are remotely interested in photography, India, or a beautifully presented show, see this show. Seeing McCurry’s work printed this large and beautifully presented is breathtaking and his are some of the most iconic and magnificent images of life in India I’ve ever seen.
If you don’t know McCurry’s work, you might be familiar with his most iconic image for National Geographic: Afghan Girl.
I hadn’t been to the Rubin Museum before and I must say, it’s a beautiful place, easy to walk through and the presentation of artwork is excellent.
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Note: They’re closed Tuesdays.
This show runs from November 18, 2015 – April 4, 2016 so you have time to wait until the snow melts.
I plan to be in New York again this Wednesday and I’ll be going back to this show, it’s that good.
My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz shot this amazing scene in Varanasi, India with a Canon 6D.
My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz posted this fantastic image of dogs and people along the Ganges in Varanasi, India taken with his Canon 6D.
My flickr contact Teo Choong Ching Photography posted this fantastic slice of Indian life taken near Pushkar Lake, India with his Ricoh GR.
Flickr member Jens Unger posted this great image of the ceiling at the new terminal of the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
My flickr contact ChoongChing posted this wonderfully rich image of a street in Rajasthan, India taken with his Ricoh GR.
The residential area is pictured at dusk at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 5, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city, was originally home to the highest caste of Hindus, setting them apart from the rest of the population.
It is thought that Brahmins – members of the priestly class – first took to colouring their houses blue (yet perhaps it should really be called indigo) to signify their domicile and to set them apart from the rest of the population.
Soon, however, the rest of the population followed suit. History does not tell us which brave non-Brahmin was the first to do it, yet it happened and since that day the people of Jodhpur have steadfastly maintained this tradition.
All the various people and the cow are so beautifully distributed, it’s like a setup but no doubt isn’t. Great stuff. As I mentioned in my comment to him, the Ricoh GR wide angle adaptor might have made this scene even more dramatic.