Kolay Interludes


noun in·ter·lude \ˈin-tər-ˌlüd\

: a period of time between events or activities

Kolay Market is a large, frantic, chaotic jumble of a wholesale vegetable market located near the Sealdah Railway Station in Kolkata. As with most open-air markets in Asia, it is a self-supporting, living, breathing entity all its own. A place where merchants, accountants, buyers, vendors and porters all attempt to scratch out a living in a a continuous dance of coexistence that dates back hundreds of years. In the middle of all that activity, that chaos, I was struck by just how many times I found moments of respite. Calm.

I was drawn to those moments and found myself deliberately and patiently waiting in the shadows for the crowd to part. I wanted to capture the intervals in time that occur before and after those typical 'decisive moments' we find ourselves so often chasing as photographers. Those still moments have always held just as much appeal for me... and can tell a compelling story.

These are the interludes.

All images made with the Fujifilm X-T1 - and either the 14 ƒ/2.8, 23 ƒ/2.8 or 56 ƒ/1.2 XF R Fujinon lenses.

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