Skull Man

Every year there is an Indian mela in Hollands Park, Southampton and I make a point of attending if the weather is dry. A mela is described by Wikipedia as a Sanskrit word meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘to meet’ or a ‘fair’. The one here is quite large for such a gathering outside of India, and is a place where people of many cultures can come together to enjoy music and relax. By its very nature it is a very colourful event, and is a great place for street photographers.

A man walks through the Mela holding a carved stick topped by a skull figurine. I ask him what his stick was, and he simply answers “My walking stick” with a puzzled look on his face that I should need to ask. Taken on my M7 using the 35mm Summarit-M f2.5 with Fuji neopan 400CN film. Post-processed in Lightroom CC

A man walks through the Mela in Southampton holding a carved stick topped by a skull figurine.

A man walks through the Mela in Southampton holding a carved stick topped by a skull figurine.

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About Gerry Walden

I am a stock photographer with far more years of experience than I would care to mention. Located in Southampton (UK) I am sandwiched between two national parks and my home town is a major seaport. I shoot mostly people related images, and travel when I can. I am resident photographer at a major concert venue in the town which means I get to shoot a variety of musicians.
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One Response to Skull Man

  1. Tara Crowley says:

    Love this photo, Gerry. Yes, these kinds of gatherings are what I like to call “target rich environments!” I did a book with 2 other photographers, photographing at our monthly “antique fair” which draws quite an assortment of junk — I mean, antiques — and people. A year’s worth of street photo gold!

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