Flower Market.

One aspect of the Bangalore city market that every photographer likes to capture is the famous flower market situated right at the center of all the chaos. One can go up to the first and second floors to get the top view of all the colorful vibrancy & life below. Usually, this place gets less crowded right after 7/8am in the morning, but I was lucky enough to go there during noon and still find a lot of activity happening inside. It was the Hindu new year day (Ugadi) and the flower market was still alive due to the festival. Here are a couple of shots that I took during a short visit to the flower market with Fabian.

Bengaluru Bus Life.

One thing that i am proud about my city (apart from the weather, of course) is it’s most efficient public transportation. The BMTC buses are used by all kinds of people in the city – from students to techies for their everyday commute. In a day, BMTC operates on 583 city and 1785 sub urban routes, running 13 lakhs kilometers and making 79445 trips!

When I learnt that each one of us (from the Urban Bengaluru team) would work on a photography project with urban Bengaluru as the main background, I immediately thought about documenting the lives of the buses and everything that it makes up for. One bus is like a living entity in itself – with people stepping in and stepping out, a hundred stops in between the major stops, honks, breaks, tickets, drivers and conductors, the view outside the windows, the view inside the windows, etc.

I had almost 3 days to capture everything that I saw. On the first day, I discussed the idea with Fabian, who helped me in conceptualizing different kinds of shots. He told me to cover the bus drivers and conductors too, as they make up the team who are responsible for each trip. Over the week, I traveled extensively in all kinds of buses (Pushpak, Suvarna, Vajra, Big 10) across the city. The following are some of the images from the collection. (hover through each image for the captions)

Images from this project will be showcased at the Urban Bengaluru exhibition at Jaaga on the 16’th (7pm onwards) to 24’th April.

Update: I will be presenting this theme at the Global Pecha Kucha presentation on the 16’th!

Behind the scenes/etc facebook album.

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