Technicolor Dreamcoat [Jaisalmer, Rajasthan]
Entry No. 3
India is unquestionably rich with endless photo ops, and I beamed watching clothes and skin morph into technicolor dreamcoats. I spent every second in awe of the vivid people and their undeniably unique personas.
Everyone seemed beautiful and interesting enough to warrant a portrait of his or her own, and I can only hope my efforts would make this woman proud. I've had a few people ask whether or not she granted permission of this photo. I use eye contact and communication—often gestural due to language barriers—to consciously know I have complete consent in every click. Otherwise my Catholic guilt would ride me till eternity!
The judges will soon announce the winners, but entries are also subjected to a People's Choice vote à la American Idol. This is such an exciting category, so please support the artists by taking a few seconds to vote for your favorite [once per computer, but smart phones give double the ammo!]. Polls close this Sunday, May 16th and the top three contenders, myself included, are neck and neck — it really is anyone's shot.
[Update: My photo will be on display at The Annexe Gallery in Kuala Lumpur through June 6th, 2010. I was awarded the People's Choice Award and want to thank everyone for their support!]