Saturday, December 31, 2005

Hari Krishnas March by Pentacostal Ministers

The Hari Krishna movement was big with young people in the late 1960's. Here a group of them march along a sidewalk in downtown Miami ringing bells, beating on drums and tambourines, and playing stringed instruments as they chanted. The two gentlemen in dark suits are Pentacostal ministers who actually seem to be enjoying the sight in comparison to the older woman who appears quite shocked. The ministers and their ministry are described in more detail in the posts below. After a couple of years the Hari Krishnas seemed to just fade away here in Miami. I was shooting with a Leica M4 and a 35/1.8 Canon lens, holding the camera at arms length over my head and aiming by guess more than anything, but it's a common news photography technique for shooting over the heads of crowds and after awhile you get pretty good at it. It's also a very flattering angle. This is printed full frame. The scan is off a print from the 1970's.

1 Comments:

Blogger taffer said...

Great shot, as you say the angle adds to the mood and there's so much life going on on this one that makes it a visual candy. It's like having an open window to a time and place that many of us only know from TV.

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