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Holi or Dol Jatra, Basantotsav, is the annual Hindu festival of colors that is observed at the close of every winter season. It is celebrated on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna which this year fell on March 17. Hindus as usual welcomed the turn of winter into spring with a gigantic display of color. The faithful throughout India and all over the world share prayer, special foodstuff, friendship, and large amounts of harmless naughtiness as they wet each other with colored water dyes. The yearly festival traces its beginnings to various Hindu legends linked with the triumph of good over evil.
Bill Gekas is a self-taught, fine-art portrait photographer with a few accolades under his belt. He was born and continues to reside in Melbourne, Australia. Gekas has been refining his craft since the mid 1990′s, drawing inspiration from master painters from the past as they continue influence his style.
Children have always been one of the most popular subjects that captivate both photographers and viewers. Jake Olson is particularly good at capturing these little darlings. The Nebraska-based graphic artist not only has an adorable collection of kid’s images, but he does it while also capturing the spirit of the American Midwest. Olson has made a reputation for himself for outstanding outdoor and natural light photos, but he also is equally adept at shooting captivating photos of young children and animals in the warmth and embrace of open space.
Many of you will still remember the news as it unfolded on live TV, as we all watched one of the worst oil spill disasters worsen each day. It was April 20, 2010 and an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig killing 11 men. That tragedy would eventually send a staggering 210m gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating an obscene black tide spreading on 68,000 square miles of ocean along a vast 16,000 miles of coastline. Recently, Daniel Beltrá documented the infamous spill from a Cessna floatplane, 3,000 ft. above the Louisiana coastline and today it still looks just as horrific.
What happens when yoga instructors have kids? They have yoga practicing kids, of course! That’s exactly what New Jersey-based Laura Kasperzak has with her 4-year-old daughter Mini; a mother and daughter yoga tandem. It didn’t take Kasperzak too long to recognize that Mini, her 4-year-old daughter is enormously fond of doing yoga. Well the netizens like her too, as Kasperzak and her Mini ‘me’ already have 725,000 followers on Instagram.
A hip-hop dancer who calls himself Kapstand takes some rather odd, but original photos of himself doing a one arm handstand. What make his images unique are the famous landmarks he uses as background. This playful series is aptly named The OneHandStand Project. Kapstand’s technique, in hip-hop parlance is called ‘freezing’. To do this move properly, a dancer has to stop his body while moving and must stay very still.