Photo Submission by Jody MacDonald on Jun 24, 2012 - 22:06
About the Shot
Holi is an Indian religious festival . It marks the onset of Spring. If you had to describe it in a word there is only one that fits. Chaos. Imagine the energy and power and excess that Mother Nature herself puts into spring. The blooms, growth, and surge of life. Then imagine people imitating this raw energy and that's Holi. Dense, frantic, unorchestrated, insane, messy, beautiful and at times- dangerous. It's like being in a bee hive that's being rattled and poked. Women beat men with sticks. Colored chalk rains down like a flood. I dressed up like a local, wrapped my camera in plastic and tape and tried to blend in. When chaos happens, it's not hard to do.