mardi 19 décembre 2006

Broken string

One of the sarod's string is broken, have to change it while his brother keeps on playing...

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.

and his sons performing in music Academy, dec 2005, invited by the carnatic music festival.

Joyfull trio

Market sellers


Happy motherhood.

Iron door

Street scenery.

A happy tailor.

Who would not be happy to work here?

Bricks again.

Bike obstruction.

A truck want to cross the market, while a man with a bike platform have fishes to deliver...

lundi 18 décembre 2006


Sand II.


Arranging the material to carry the sand on their head...


Contrasted faces.



This man comes back from a very special diving...

Coconuts and bananas sellers

Ranjani and Gayatri

At the Carnatic music festival 2005



Too high.

Shiva's trishul.

Holy fire


Rituals in a street temple, at China bazar.


Praying in the street, China bazar...

River flood

Monsoon is very strong this year...


Living on the banks of the river....

Chennai village II

Evening time

Kalakshetra academy.

Waiting to go in...

Gypsy rope

A young gipsy girl performing in a street of Chennai.

jeudi 30 novembre 2006

Village . Chennai

Sometimes in Chennai, we can feel as if we were in a small village...

Christians. Chennai

House and for christmas celebration.

Colours. Chennai

Doing some decoration used by women for wedding ceremonies.

mardi 28 novembre 2006

Pharmacist. Chennai

He is a pharmacist and a very kind guy...

mercredi 22 novembre 2006

Selling fishes

The men were joking about me shoting the woman fish seller, I think she have been a little but confused...


Selling vegetables in the market...

dimanche 19 novembre 2006


A nice meal with rice, herbs and lamb meat. Here there will be many guests...

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

The great sarod player was invited by the Chennai carnatic music festival to perform .

Hindustani music, so different but a wonderful moment.

For who are interested, this festival is performed in trhe second half of december.

No roof anymore.

during the night the river flood caught the house off...the whole family is in the street....

vendredi 17 novembre 2006

A lot of fun. Chennai

A lot of fun we had about making shots in this market...

Yellow. Chennai

Renewing the rickshaw, in the street....

On the door. Chennai

funny kids, on the door of theit house...

A very curious barber. Chennai

The kids wanted absolutely a snap, the barber, hearing something unusual, came out ...and finally it makes a funny shot...

Window. Chennai


A quiet moment. Chennai

Out of the market...

Fish. Chennai

Shopping. chennai

A small market, in triplicane area...

jeudi 16 novembre 2006

Bowls. Chennai

I took this shot from the road which goes up to cross the river. Under it poor people used the road as a roof and builded some "homes".No water, of course, they get it in tanksfulled by trucks; everybody put his bowl, waiting for the water...I went down in the area, first moment not easy, but after a moment good relationship, I have been followed by a mental handycaped man, he wanted to look at every shot.The most difficult have been to convaince him not to come with me out of the area

Living in the street. Chennai

Like many families in India, they live in the street, cooking, sleeping, all what they have to do , they do it on the sidewalk.

Posters to give something personnal...