Monday, March 29, 2010

Holi experience

"A festival reveler dances to music after throwing bags of colored chalk during Holi, the Festival of Colors at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah, Saturday, March 27, 2010."

I was told if I do one thing while in Utah, it was to attend the Holi, the Festival of Colors at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork.

To those unfamiliar, people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. It celebrates the arrival of spring and the passing of winter.

Here in Utah, an event was created a couple years ago to resemble and celebrate the same tradition. The event continues to rapidly grow as bags of colored chalk, all made of organic, edible maize, litter the temple grounds annually.

I had the day off so I ventured down. Mark and Djamila where also down there working on the clock. It was a blast, because honestly, nothing beats a great day of shooting along side good friends.

It was a bit terrifying knowing I'd be shooting in a battle-zone where the powder, dust could potentially ruin my camera. But several layers of plastic sandwich bags and gaffers tape saved me from worrying.

The entire event was pretty mind-blowing. Pretty much a sensory overload to sum it up.

I had a blast, despite not being able to: chimp all day. Alas, it was a challenge and I walked away pretty messy, but with a clean camera and lot of frames I like. So there are lots of frames above as I try to finish up a tighter edit of it all.

Enjoy. Happy Spring!

6 Comments:

Blogger Mark Johnston said...

Love the teeth.

http://marktheintern.blogspot.com/2010/03/festival-of-colors-2010.html

Sunday, March 28, 2010 8:30:00 PM  
Blogger Octavian Cantilli said...

Cool man! You made a lot of cool images :) Im pretty jealous, because Holi in Grand Rapids was pretty pathetic.... a slideshow at an auditorium with a lot of talking... :(

Monday, March 29, 2010 12:58:00 AM  
Blogger Fly on the Wall said...

great set

Monday, March 29, 2010 7:56:00 AM  
Blogger chip litherland said...

Mmmmmmmmm...color. Nice, man.

Monday, March 29, 2010 7:58:00 AM  
Blogger photo said...

you slayed it!

Monday, March 29, 2010 2:28:00 PM  
Blogger Daniel Berman said...

face-melting

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 10:16:00 PM  

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