Friday, January 14, 2011

Favorite Foto Friday - Holi Colorful India!

My sister is in India right now for the next month and I have been hearing bits and pieces about her travels and adventures. Although I love to travel, I have yet to go to this part of the world and I'm so eager. When I think of India, two things immediately come to mind for me - the colors and the festivals. 

Recently, I came across the incredible photography of Poras Chaudhary. Some of my favorite photos of his are of Holi - The Festival of Colors. Holi is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. What that translates to in action is an enthusiastic dropping of inhibitions, as people chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other. When I go to India, I'm definitely going to make sure its during this festival because do I ever want to join this celebration!











Poras is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Northern India. He is a completely self-taught photographer and is best known for his color work and unique compositions. If you want to find out more about him or buy his prints, check out his website

Have a Happy and Colorful Friday!

A Whole Lotta Love,
Adrienne

17 comments:

DT said...

It's a fun festival. You'll surely enjoy it!

Pip Pip Hooray said...

Those photographs are magnificent!!

I was lucky enough to be in Southern India when the festival of colours took place and I got bombed by the locals. And I have to say... it had an effect on me. I couldn't stop laughing! India is a magical place... most amazing place I've ever been to! Changed my life forever that's for sure.

Coffee rings and other things said...

These images are incredible, and the colours are so happy, hope u get to India and the celebration in the near future, lovely blog!

Coffee rings and other things said...

These images are incredible, and the colours are so happy, hope u get to India and the celebration in the near future, lovely blog!

Creativechaos said...

Wow, these photos are amazing. I love the last one.

Amanda

Michelle said...

Oh wow, pretty sure I need to go to this someday! It looks amazing!

Indie.Tea said...

Those holi pictures are gorgeous.
Lucky for me, my hometown, here in the SF bay area, usually hosts a holi celebration :)

vintch said...

whoa! so, so gorgeous and vibrant! what a fun festival!! it would be impossibly to be anything but ridiculously happy there:)!

Ima said...

wow those photos are beautiful for sure!!! I really love the way that photographer play with colors. Seriously, these are pretty!

20 York Street said...

Wow, look at all these beautiful colours.. so rich and so vivid!

Stay Happy and Positive!

besos,

ML


20 YORK STREET

Signe said...

Wow, I am blown away! These are just simply amazing :)

jdavissquared said...

these are amazing! love the color!

Ashley said...

Those photos are so amazing. LOVE all the color and personality that bursts from the pictures. Beautiful.

the southern hostess said...

These photos are incredible! I love it.

Antoinette said...

These photos are absolutely amazing. Such a lovely blog, i'm smitten!

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wir said...

already on my bucket list. awesome pictures !

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