the transience of walls

one aspect of my abstract wall details project is that the walls change over time; that when i go back to them (as i have, to take additional photographs), i see that someone has added graffiti, the weather has distressed the paint even more, or – sometimes – someone has obliterated the image completely. sic transit gloria muri.   the original wall, circa march 2013 the artwork the wall as of june 2013

going through old photos …

… i came across photos of the southern railways sports association 76th all-india railway men and women’s athletic championships, from 2011. one of my fellow “husbands of chennai” friends invited me along (he knew one of the competitors), so i brought my camera: when else do you get the chance to photograph sports close up? at the chennai tennis open, actually, but what the heck. the romance of the railroads … the railways are a very big deal in india. indian railways is the largest railway system in the world with 115,000 km of track and 25 million passengers daily,…

a post about photography instead

i was going to do one more post about the kumbh mela, but that probably isn’t going to happen, since i’ve shared all the really good photos already.  instead, i’m going to demonstrate a really obvious point about photography.  in january, abby and i went to thailand, and while she brought along the digital olympus om-d, i brought along the leica m6 and some rolls of ilford delta 400, to do some street photography, because i’m stubborn that way. my attempts at being garry winogrand and elliott erwitt weren’t particularly successful, so i also took the camera along on our…

a quickie

i recently bought a diana lens – the same plastic lens as is found on the diana cameras from the ’60s – for my nikon d700. and it just so happened that a procession for the god ayyappam was walking by the house tonight. so let’s see what happens. next: amritsar