Ganesh Chaturthi 2011

Greetings to all on the occasion of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi which falls on Sept 1 this year. Seen below is the 4.5 metres tall, 15th C sculpture of Kadalekalu Ganesha at Hampi. The image was taken handheld at ISO 1600.

Kadalekalu Ganesha at Hampi, Karnataka

Kadalekalu Ganesha at Hampi, Karnataka
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Mahadeo Bali

As soon as I saw the figure of Mahadeo Bali one evening in Korgaon, I knew that I had a great subject for a portrait. The first image below is a candid, moments before he saw me with the lens pointed at him. There is something very Goan about him. Men of this manner and look won’t be around for long.

Mahadeo Bali of Korgaon, Goa

Mahadeo Bali of Korgaon, Goa
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 50 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Mahadeo Bali

Mahadeo Bali
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The Tailor of Korgaon

We had a close shave with the barber of Korgaon sometime ago. Today we meet Suresh Hiroji, the tailor of Korgaon, an enchanting village in north Goa. Once the staple of all, rich and poor, bespoke has now gone out of fashion. Hiroji and his tribe are on their last legs but the perpetual grin on his visage is eternal.

The first two images below were taken in July this year. In the first, a candid seen from the street, the logo of the Merritt sewing machine invented by Isaac Singer is visible. The final image was made in 2009, at a shutter speed of 1/20s, a demonstration of the excellent image stabilization capabilities of Canon’s EF 24-105L lens.

Suresh Hiroji, the tailor of Korgaon

Suresh Hiroji, the tailor of Korgaon
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 Makro Planar

 
Suresh Hiroji

Suresh Hiroji
5D Mark II, Zeiss ZE 100 f/2 Makro Planar

 
The Art of Bespoke

The Art of Bespoke
5D Mark II, 24-105L

 
 
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