We love themed collections and this is our most colorful and fun submission yet. It comes to us from Heather Perera and Michael Rousseau and it documents their time at a local Holifest Celebration. I will admit that I have been fascinated by this festival for a very long time. I dream of making it to India one day and shooting the festival as it happens live. I was thrilled as soon as we received this submission and absolutely adore these images. It never crossed my mind that the paint would stick to the drying pack film once peeled and the effect is to die for. They shot fuji pack film and fuji instax. Two fun and easy formats that allowed for carefree shooting and easy developing.
So, what exactly is Holifest?
“Holifest is an Hindu festival celebrating a new season, spring. It originates in India where people come together, celebrate and throw colors at one another. We went to one in LA where every hour, on the hour, everyone would throw their colors. During this time, it was one big colorful cloud. It’s pretty amazing, I would recommend it, especially for photographers!
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