I am doing some research for an adaptation of Ramayana and find this intriguing video of Thai Classical Khon in 1931. And it blows me away.
I will not be photographing Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras this year. The works from the previous year will be exhibited as slideshows in until new ones roll in. And there will be an exclusive show that is not included in Mardi Gras event calendar in World Square. More details to come.
The hi-light of my Mardi Gras work would be the Harbour Party. Once I press the button and got this series of light and shadow on the dance floor, I knew that it would be a good slideshow. By the time I got my head around to put them together would be too late. So I held this work until now.
You can also check out the work from Mardi Gras Fair Day, 69 Blankets.
I must say that Newtown Festival on the surface is the same event as every year or other events that have been rolled out in Spring-Summer. But it is on a big scale with an estimated 80,000 punters. I look for something fresh to photograph just to discover that the trash interests me the most. While we are enjoying a good time, do we consider what we leave behind before moving on the next stop of decadence? A stream of bubbles is a symbol of joy and dream but it does not really last.
The official Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras has to wrap up with the party. This is a big dose for an excessive life of the modern world.
This is it, another year of Mardi Gras. This year it celebrates the 30th anniversary. On the second time, I am involved as a photographer, it intrigues my thoughts in many ways. I will sum up what I have experienced at the festival later.