A series of experimental photos taken at the rehearsal of Chingay Parade 09 yesterday.
The parade is like a collage of performance and event. On one end, there are somersaulting Jesters, the other end, ladies wearing Japanese Kimono waving their fans, at the same time a famous local magician burns himself, and in the distance, local malay youth bang the drums (which reminds one of the street drum parade in france).
However, with events happening every moments, they are too distracting for one who tries to compose in his viewfinder. So Itismoi decides to see the parade selectively. He finds the colors and movements of certain dancers' costumes very captivating and surreal. They flung their flowing long skirts and sleeves as they spins and glides. The floodlight from the backdrop gives a random color flare and "dirties" the shot. The cloudless night sky makes a perfect dark backdrop.
Sometimes one is immersed in the colors
These 3 shots are inspired by Ninamika's senstivity to color. Her pictures are much more than photoshopping and mixing of the correct color scheme. It will be a constant exploration for Itismoi.
More photos here.
"It is better to take photos of the rehearsal than the event day itself."