Thursday, March 26, 2009

Puri People

Local portraits, one of my favorite subjects; and yes that first guy is the official lifeguard of the beach! Awesome right?

Puri Fishing Village

Well, this place was kinda disgusting, but who am i to judge. So, yeah; it's a fishing village built totally around the ocean and they use the ocean for everything; like........ yeah the toilet. So i was standing there watching a kid defecate on the beach and i realized that i was NOT going swimming in this beach. But besides that there were some kinda pretty things to see. We got offered to go out on the boat and shoot them whilst they did their thing, but we had to decline due to time constraints, that woulda been kinda fun.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cows on the beach

One of my favorite things about India is the fact that cows just walk around and hang out everywhere! I walked down to the beach this afternoon and there they were, cows just chilling on the beach; it was fantastic.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jagannath Temple

So at this point i am on the east coast of India. I took a 22 hour train from the middle of the country (Varnasi) to Puri on the east coast. Yeah, it was a long time on the train, but it's also kinda cool watching the countryside roll by and reflecting on your journey, and then you realize you have 21 hours left on a train and it gets a bit rough. Anyway, Puri is a beach town, and this temple is one of the main reasons that people come here. The temple is HUGE; as are the deities inside(the word "juggernaut" comes from the name of the Deity), but i was unable to go inside as i am not a Hindu. It is thought that the kitchen of this temple complex is the largest in India if not the world. It's a pretty impressive place even if i was unable to get in. I got on the roofs of some neighboring buildings and shot some day and night stuff. Here is some more information.

Friday, March 6, 2009

People of Varanasi

Always one of my favorite subjects; the local people.

MSC Varanasi

Here are some random shots from Varanasi.