Sunday, March 6, 2011

Outtakes from the Rishikesh 'Descent' Project

Though we're working our asses off trekking through the Himalayan wilderness to shoot for the book, there is always enough time to shoot portraits of the strange, surreal, stoned and all together original characters that inhabit the banks and of the Ganges and beyond.

Click to enlarge and enjoy.













14 comments:

ritzyfoto said...

LOVE them all :) Since I attended your workshop in november, I am stuck with your style. love your wooork :)

Manpreet Ahuja ( Photo Retoucher ) said...

Super Natural, Hari Om.

Shivakumar said...

Martin this is absolute class .. class written in each and every of the images. I somehow feel this is one of your more stronger + points than your fashion or advertising portfolio. Last year's kumb mela images stunned me and this one just overdid the barrier raising thing.
Take my *BOWS*

The last image really got a huge smile on my face.

Looking forward for more.

Andriy said...

Those are amazing portraits.
Looks like large versions are not in sRGB, colors are off comparing to thumbs.

Hag said...

Martin, surreal is the word!
Keep going!! And can't thank you enough for sharing your work on this blog. It's inspiring!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful!!

Cecilia Sunden said...

Beautiful!!

ediheld said...

great shots, thanks for sharing!

Brice said...

Found your site through strobist.com. Great work! I love the lighting of those individuals! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

so great, i really like the colors and the shallow dof.. :)

did you use nd-filters on the lens?
what flash-modifier combination did you use?

thanks!

Nigel Pinto said...

Inspirational work

How did you manage to talk to these Holy men into getting their photograph taken,(under pro studio lights)?.

Was it arranged earlier, when you were scouting or

just on the shooting day?.

Thanks for your time.

Nigel Pinto said...

Inspirational work

How did you manage to talk to these Holy men into getting their photograph taken,(under pro studio lights)?.

Was it arranged earlier, when you were scouting or

just on the shooting day?.

Thanks for your time.

Krishna said...

loved your way of taking street portraits. I am also interested in the same please suggest me some tips or some online resources..... :)

Arun Sujay said...

Guys on rock & shepherd, aaaah+. Luv 'em