India

I’m going to India again this weekend for two weeks. Old Delhi, Khajuraho, and then Allahabad to the Kumbha Mela – the worlds biggest festival and largest gathering of humanity on the planet at one time. 110 million over the whole festival and 40 million on one particular day. Apparently.

I’m still not sure what to expect there but from what I’ve seen so far it seems incredibly organised and well worth the trip.

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Nepal

Some of my favourite photographs were taken when I wasn’t particularly interested in photography. One day, hopefully soon, I hope to get back into a similar frame of mind.

写真にあまり興味のない時期がありました。その時期に撮った写真を時々見てみると、とても気に入る写真が幾つかでてきます。下の写真はその中の一つ。

その時、考えずに撮ったのでとても楽でした。その考え方や撮り方をまたいつかとり戻りたい。

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Phnom Penh Monks

Everyone that has been to Phnom Penh or elsewhere in Cambodia has photographed the monks, and most have done a far better job than me. There were times when I felt embarrassed at the sight of (mostly middle-aged Western men with huge telephoto lenses and bags full of gear) tourists stalking and chasing the monks just to get a photo. For that reason I tried to avoid being drawn to them as a subject, but occasionally I saw something that made me react. This was one of them.

There are a couple more photographs of monks here and here.

カンボジアに行った事のある人たちは、恐らくお坊さんの写真を撮ったと思います。たまに、大きなカメラやレンズを持って、ストーカーみたいに、お坊さんを追いかけていたカメラマンもいました。それをみると恥ずかしく感じるし、もちろん自分より上手く撮る人も沢山いるから、出来るだけお坊さんの写真を遠慮していました。しかし、時々ある風景に出会うとシャッターを押すしかない。この風景はそのひとつ。

ここにもお坊さんの写真がいくつかあります。Here and here.