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Morning bath

Girish Menon


"Morning bath"
We were told that the temple elephant was given a bath in the river every morning. The next morning, we woke up early and head to the river to witness the spectacle! After about an hour of photographing and ending up with no photographs to write home about, this lady decided that she too would like a morning bath. I don't remember what I thought of this photo when I just made it. But looking at it on the computer back home, I wished that the motorcycle wasn't there. But then I said, "Wait a minute! The motorcycle only adds to the humor!" People, animals and motorcycles are all cleansed in the holy waters of Hampi!

Biography: Girish Menon has been an editorial fine art photographer since 2002. A solo-backpacking trip from Mumbai across the Southern tip of India way back in 2003, turned life around for Menon. Having set off with a camera and 30 rolls of film, this I.T. programmer discovered a world he didn�t know existed; an organic world � simple, pristine and beautiful. As an explorer, Menon �saw strange places and met stranger people�. Life was never the same again. Formal training in photography immediately followed. The young lens man travelled through Maharashtra, publishing numerous photo essays...

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