Sometimes in Chennai, we can feel as if we were in a small village...
jeudi 30 novembre 2006
mardi 28 novembre 2006
mercredi 22 novembre 2006
dimanche 19 novembre 2006
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.
vendredi 17 novembre 2006
jeudi 16 novembre 2006
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
23 th of december;
in the streets of Chennai, many shrines like this one, built and decorated by women.
In india we see and hear theese actors-singers-dancers everywhere.
This is MGR. he was the former chief minister of tamil nadu, and before that a actor who mesmerized (brainwashed- so much so that the people actually believe the hero roles he played in movies and that he would help them in real life) the masses with his movies.
A team is working to renew a street of Chennai.There is a cement mixer, but she is hungry and women have to bring her sand, gravel and for the two women you see here, water, all along the day.
Hard work; however they are so elegant in their gestures that I feeled as if I was watching at a dance performance...
mercredi 15 novembre 2006
She was carrying bricks on her head in a small street, I was passing by, some meters after, amazed by her beauty, I came back...she asked me to make a portrait of her.
She feeled that she had impressed me, I guess...