morning was "Fetr Holiday".
The end of the fasting month of Ramadan
(Muslims fast from dawn to dusk for
a month). Muslims consider the days
to be glorious and celebrate them.
People go to mosques at sunrise. They
pray and thank God.
I decided to go to "Mossalla"
where the gatherings of people for
prayers is held. It was still dark
when I got there. The enormous mosque
was still under construction and the
un-constructed area provided a far-reaching
horizon which worked in the photograph.
wanted to photograph the magnificence
of the moment and felt I needed height,
I found a container behind the crowd.
I took photos as I climbed the container
and shot a whole roll taking various
frames and lenses. The prayer took
half an hour, giving me enough time
to compose my shots. This is my favourite.
I find in it a sense of devotion,
and a certain rhythm in the way the
devotees face the lord. I don't think
it would have worked had I taken the
photograph from the front. Documentary
or journalistic photography cannot
ignore these aesthetic aspects of
photography, but good pictures can
come from our knowledge of our universe,
religion, humanity and it comes through
our past life.