Holi day 1 India

I had been waiting to visit the Matura region of India to photograph Holi festival for some time and this march we finally had the chance. The small town of Vridravin is the birth place of Krishna and the location where Holi is celebrated at its most vigour’s. The early morning is all about playing with colour on the streets whilst making the pilgrimage to the vast amount of Temples that line Vridravins streets. All the fun and games then meets in the town’s biggest temple for a 5 hour celebration of the birth of Krishna and to see in the beginning of spring.

I have shot in some tough conditions before from Semana Santa in Guatemala, Sand storms in Namibia to shooting Gorilla’s in torrential rain in the jungles of Uganda but nothing could have prepared me for this. From the minute you are on the streets powdered paint is been thrown at you from ground level whilst children adorn the rooftops spraying you with coloured water. It is quite literally coming at you from every angle. You may be mistaken for thinking that keeping your lens clean would be the hardest part. Whilst that is fairly hard it’s your eyes that real struggle as they are filled with dust and gunk from the word go. There was points when I was right in the mix were I was working blind. Not an ideal scenario for a photographer!

andrea Fowkes Wonderful work Jordon.June 7, 2011 – 7:11 pm

Cloggins Have only just got round to looking at this full set & think it’s terrific. And sickeningly good for someone who was shooting blind…!April 13, 2011 – 10:38 pm

Emma Wow, these are such amazing photos. Completely in awe of your talent. Wow.April 8, 2011 – 6:49 pm

Phill Utterly fantastic! Lot’s of individual images that stand out boldly, on their own but as a series it carries me totally away.April 8, 2011 – 4:05 pm

Lee Allen BOOM!! AWESOME:)

nice work sirApril 8, 2011 – 3:48 pm

J&A Fantastic!April 8, 2011 – 2:57 pm

ben marlow Outstanding as always Mr Banks. I particularly like the picture of mumsy with her big white teeth. How did your lenses bare up?
Ps I’ll be there with you next time!!!April 8, 2011 – 1:46 pm

Dasha Wow! These are breathtaking, almost surreal! Would love to experience it one day! Thank you for sharing!April 8, 2011 – 10:34 am

Kelly at Boho Wedding Totally Amazing Photos, you have really captured the spirit of the festival!April 8, 2011 – 2:13 am

Fabulous Photos: Source Images | The Boho Wedding Blog […] This photo is better viewed in context with the rest of the celebration so pop over to the Source Blog to see the full set of these pictures…believe me you will not be […]April 10, 2011 – 12:46 pm

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