India

Dogs

Dogs - Varanasi, India

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.

Steve McCurry at The Rubin Museum

The photographer Steve McCurry has a show at the Rubin Museum in New York: Steve McCurry, India which I saw when I was in New York last Friday.

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.