this fierce kid was first and rocking the scene under the cheering of the crowd. i was amazed by his confidence and focus in what he was doing ; then i realized he was actually last, and became twice more amazed by the courage he showed not to let go and feel loosing and beaten by the race. how could you imagine than a 6yo would teach you what means "never give up" on a rollerblade racetrack during a random evening roaming in the middle of india?
the more i shoot, and the more the world i see becomes an excuse to display and organize colors and geometry. horizontal, vertical lines, framing divided in halves, thirds or quarters, symmetries and weight points. contrasts, reflections, complementary colors all playing in balance. the first layer of vision - the subject - becomes futile. only matters what is below the surface. but then what we see reflects who we are. and you, who are you?
i was just roaming around at night in asakusa when i bumped into sensoji. @mixiangqun0722 and @polar_eric went to me, wondering wtf i was doing here alone so late. they taught me art of fortune, and that there's nothing to worry about it in japan : good fortune you keep it ; bad fortune you leave it. we all got good fortune that day, and even if i'm not really sure what it said, i'm now pretty certain it was true.
kochi is sure something of scenery, but even if the sky shades from orange to pink, it is its people who warms up hearts, by their hugs and laughs ; from its careless dancing kids to the countless number of colors visible by a sunset as troubling as beautiful, India sure reshapes me every single time I dare to step a foot to the motherland.
pondi market today was delightful ; people shouting, veggies perfectly aligned, flowers so colorful and intense... the light is still that amazing, the life so busy. a delightful mess which makes you love chaos.
i can't wait to be tomorrow. it's been a year i didn't step a foot in Pondichery, and already excited by the smells and lights of its market. i bet Amelie would have loved digging her hands into the insane number of bean bags around.