Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tea pickers

3 portraits of tea pickers on a plantation in the Hill Country. Sri Lanka was awesome but more about it and more pics some other day - the journey continues in India later today.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pooja at Amma's Ashram

Hindu ceremony at an Ashram in Kerala. I was fortunate to be given permission to shoot this event from the front row, sitting right across from the Swami.

Here you can read more about the Ashram

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Two portraits

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Temple in Hampi

View of one of many temples in Hampi from the surrounding hills. As always, click to see the larger version.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hampi temple

Few shots from my favorite spot in Hampi. If you're planning a trip to India - you should see it. This tree was featured in an awesome shot for Harper's by Vancouver photographer Martin Prihoda. I thought it would be a great background for a nice nude but figured in India you'd probably get shot for something like that.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Entrance to the temple

Entrance to the one of the many temples in Hampi. This place has some of the most magnificent landscape and ruins I've ever seen and almost nobody has heard of it. If you travel to india - go out of your way to see it.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Holy man in Hampi

We just left Hampi after 5 days in what has been by far my favorite place in india so far. Amazing ancient ruins and rural scenery and alien like landscape made of giant boulders. here is a portrait of one of the residents.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Man Smoking a Beedi

Portrait of a man in Goa smoking a beedi - a cheap type of cigarette common in Southeast Asia.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Flying over Goa

We were walking from Arambol to Qerim beach in Goa when I noticed a group of Monkeys checking out this paraglider flying over their heads. It reminded me of 2001 Space Odyssey and the apes looking at the black obelisk. Who knows, maybe this will inspire these monkeys to try flying.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Young performer

This portrait was taken at the train station in Ambala, India. We were waiting for our train which was 3 hours late and this young boy performed a few tricks and some gymnastics. Usually, the beggars in India just approach you and ask for money - this young man wasn't a beggar, he did something for his few Rupees. He was a performer.