“This image was taken at the sacred Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan, India. It was one of the very last days of that hectic year, and I very much enjoyed the quiet slow pace of the holy place, walking around it’s narrow streets and temples, when I stumbled upon this scene at the banks of the lake. It immediately resembled some theater stage to me – with figures and objects distributed in a perfect composition – as if there was a secret dialogue going on between the child and the woman, while the sacred cow is just watching the lake. I can see a human profile in the shadow cast by the walled structure, and the small details – a slipper in the foreground and a duck in the middle of the lake – are taking places in an imaginative chessboard, where all of this mind game is played.”
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