Little India is a very interesting place to go to for street photography. It is even better if you shoot there during a festive day! You get to shoot people who are attending the festivities, people from the parade troupe and many more. So in this article, I will be showing you guys the photos which I shot during Thaipusam this year. It was very crowded with a lot of Indians as they are celebrating this festival day of the year.
Thaipusam (a combination of the words: Thai and Pusam, these refer to a star that is at its highest point during the festival) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community during the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). Countries such as Mauritius, Singapore, and Malaysia, with smaller communities will also celebrate this special day like countries with major Tamil communities.
It was a very fun and interesting day as there was a procession wherein devotees performed various acts for the celebration. According to tradition, devotees will go through a fasting for approximately forty eight days and on the day of the celebration, they will carry Kavadi, because by doing so, their loved ones will be free from illnesses etc. Kavadi can be in the form of piercing needles through the cheeks, tongue or skin. The bigger form of Kavadi will be a bigger structure like those in the photos above.
You can even shoot more by shooting portraits of the people who are standing or sitting around. Just put on a smile and ask them politely for a photo, I am sure most of them will say “YES” hahaha! Try doing that because I did that for the above photos. Do drop by Little India during the next Thaipusam or even on normal days, there are other interesting things to shoot!
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We're grateful for the overwhelming support from all our KickStarter backers. For those who were late to the party, we're happy to let you know that the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is now available for pre-order in the shop! Estimated delivery date slated for January 2017!
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Last year, the directors and filmmakers Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas asked us if they could borrow the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control art lens to shoot the Tindersticks’s new video. We were really enthusiastic to participate in this project! Today, we are happy to announce the exclusive launch of the video, right here on Lomography’s website! You’ve read it right: you are the FIRST ones to enjoy this new visual adventure straight from their latest album titled 'The Waiting Room.' Plus, Stuart Staples of Tindersticks, Amaury Voslion and Richard Dumas tell us more about themselves and their work in this exclusive interview.