Monday, September 29, 2014

Durga Puja 2014 - Idol Makers' friendly Kids

Durga Puja 2014 - Idol Makers friendly Kids
Nothing beats a group of kids requesting you to take their photos!
This Durgapuja-overpowered Bong is back again with his third photo post of Durga puja 2014 diary. In my last visit to idol-artisan's workshop, while I was capturing the meticulous painting process of clay idols by veteran artists, a group of kids flocked around me, inspecting my modest photography gears. All of them hailed from the potters' neighborhood, if not that family itself. They must had have seen those interesting steps of idol making thousand times before but certainly not a beardy man somersaulting with a camera on their clay floor. I could clearly see longing in their eyes to get photographed. What can be a better gift for a photography enthusiast than subjects volunteering to get shot!
Durga Puja 2014 - Idol Makers friendly Kids
I had to tickle his tummy to bring out his natural self...
Kids hate to pose still for more than a second. So, when you're capturing more than one or two of them in dim light, there ought to be someone with a blurred face. Don't blame your point and shoot camera, it's a part of the game... accept and enjoy the challenge. My subsequent Durga Puja 2014 photo posts will consist of pandal hopping with a fixed aim to bring the best of idols, themes and decorations for your visual delight. Once again repeating my humble disclaimer, especially for those kind friends who visit this blog and expect new photos regularly- due to Durga Puja I might not be able to publish a photo daily or as per my usual interval... please do visit back in a while to catch glimpses of Durgapuja pandal hopping. There are four more photos waiting below... do checkout.

Durga Puja 2014 - Idol Makers friendly Kids
The child was not as cooperative as his smiling elder sister...

Durga Puja 2014 - Idol Makers friendly Kids
After the group photo this gentleman wanted a single!

Durga Puja 2014 - Idol Makers friendly Kids
Junior most idol maker in the workshop who posed for me after his work was over.

Durga Puja 2014 - Idol Makers friendly Kids
This was his expression before tickling his tummy... is it artist's ego?

12 comments:

  1. coolest click in the series so far!

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  2. "certainly not a beardy man somersaulting with a camera on their clay floor" :D :D :D

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  3. NIce click with kiddos ...some of them are superb artists..I know ..:-) BTW , is it Kumortuli ?

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    1. Thanks Maniparna... it is in my hometown- Bardhaman... not Kumortuli :-P

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  4. Lovely pics .. and the kids look happy

    Bikram

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  5. amazing pics. clicked and penned superbly.

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    1. Ultimate pleasure seeing you back Guruji :-))

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