Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:46

Ritual music

This religious festival (Taoism) starts in the morning and continues until night. The procession moves from temple to temple and there are many cars and vans like this, where small bands, composed mostly by women and children, rhythmically playing music for the ritual.

Published in Festivals & Rituals
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:41

The Bow

Here it's shown an important gesture of this ceremony. The shirtless man you see is the priest of the temple, and every group or person who came, had to obtain his blessing and respect by a bow. This was an important step of the ceremony that has been repeated throughout the entire duration of the procession.

Published in Festivals & Rituals
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 02:02

Rituals in group

Another key part of the ceremony: several groups of men, after carrying on their shoulders these types of small shrines, once there in front of the temple, incited by the screams of the audience and accompanied by the constant music (and blessed by the customary bow of the "priest"), they performed one at a time in this exhausting ritual.

Published in Festivals & Rituals
Saturday, 18 July 2015 13:04

Explosive dance

Religious festival (Taoism) in a small village in the south of Taiwan. This man, wearing a mask for protection, was performing a kind of special dance through the many explosions of the firecrackers on the ground. Surely an impressive ritual.

Published in Festivals & Rituals
Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:24

Elephant Tamers

A bunch of guys busy to "control" one of the many elephants during a Hindu festival. I just hope that these chains are temporary.

Published in India
Saturday, 18 July 2015 11:20

Fragrant Street

An alley near an Hindu temple, during a religious festival. The women of the town are cooking rice to offer to a God. A road certainly very fragrant.

Published in India
Friday, 17 July 2015 18:53

The Chosen one

In the Indian culture and tradition, rituals are almost daily. Being mostly connected to the Hindu religion, there is always a different God to venerate or thank. These noisy and colorful rituals are always celebrated with great participation... drums and flowers are always protagonists.

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Friday, 17 July 2015 16:53

Drum Energy

A group of drummers in a Hindu festival. In order to accompany the passage of an elephant all decorated with gold, they began to dance and play energetically .. you could see and feel the adrenaline of the musicians.

Published in India
Friday, 17 July 2015 02:41

Colorful Musician

Holi Festival

Published in Portraits
Thursday, 16 July 2015 04:05


During the Holi Festival, on the streets you will be constantly stopped to to be totally painted with colored powders. At the end of the day you'll find yourself with face and clothes covered by many different colors... all beautiful and very bright.

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