Mark’s professional background is in software and computer engineering, but now, recently retired, he is thrilled to immerse himself in capturing and sharing compelling images of human culture and the wild world. After accumulating millions of frequent flyer miles on business travel, he delights in visiting new parts of the world in search of cultural and wilderness experiences and opportunities to capture imagery reflecting those experiences.
This exhibit focuses on two iconic aspects of India. One is the Holi festival, an annual spring celebration in which devotees of the Hindu Lord Krishna “play Holi” by splashing each other with colored powders and liquids in an often wild combination of spiritual fervor and fun. Holi is celebrated all over India, but with special intensity in Mathura, in the north India state of Uttar Pradesh.
Another iconic aspect of India is the colorful people and environs of the northwest India state of Rajasthan, including the residents of the ancient royal city of Jodhpur (the “Blue City”) and the surrounding Thar desert. In Jodhpur, brilliant colors enliven both building walls and beautiful saris. In the desert, colorful turbans contrast with the browns of goats and landscapes.
The images in this exhibit were captured during his trip to India in 2015. There is a larger gallery of images for that trip at http://www.remarkableimagery.net/India-2015/; there are other galleries featuring people, wildlife and landscapes of other parts of the world on that website, as well.