Colours of Holi
Last Friday, I received a call from Samir Dave asking me if I wanted to shoot at Holi. I quickly said yes, thinking we were to fly to India for the colourful festival. He clarified it was an event by East FM and was to be held at Simba Union Club in Nairobi the following day. I was a bit deflated but excited at the opportunity.
We got to Simba Union at about 4pm and even before I could introduce myself to our hosts, the colours started flying! The reds came in first.
I call it red but it appears different in the photos. The pigmentation is one that my camera was unable to reproduce accurately.
I’d been advised to protect my camera as much as possible as the very fine powdered colours can work their way through any weather-sealed camera. Cling film and scotch tape became my best friends.
Then the greens came out to play.
That’s Samir. You might know him as the guy who takes selfies when dangling from skyscrapers.
The crowd had really grown by now. People were setting their reservations aside and getting into the mood of the celebrations. Then purple joined the party.
All of a sudden, we felt really thirsty and had to sip some water.
@Petersize10 found out the colours tasted nothing like glucose.
You can check out more photos here or search for #Holi_KE on Instagram.