When you wander the streets of India you become aware of the vibrancy of colours that surround you. Everywhere you look your eyes dart around hoping not to miss anything. I loved seeing the street art that would appear randomly. My first true encounter was in Puducherry where I stumbled across the graffiti artist Tona. My delight of this discovery continued throughout my travels as I encountered Tona several more times in different locations. Below is a collection of images from the streets of India. A large majority of these images where taken while walking from the Jewish Town in Mattancherry to Fort Cochin in Kerala. The day I took these photos, thanks to a strike, the streets were almost empty and I had the advantage of photographing the majority of this art without any people in the way. Everywhere I turned I was captivated by another image, which are captured in this series.
My first three days in India were spent in the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Thanks to a friend in New Zealand, I had a taxi driver organised to drive me around for my first week. It was a relief not having to worry about transport while I started to adjust to my new surroundings and how things work in India. It took me six visits to Airtel over three days to get a mobile number up and running, there were constant stares, no foreigners in sight and I was often being stopped in the street, it was overwhelming. But after three days I started to get my confidence on how things operated and I began to relax and enjoy the sites. Here are my favourite pictures from those first few days.
Bangkok, you always leave me wanting more. Snapshots from a great couple of days spent in one of my favourite cities in the world.