Welcome to the family: welcoming the bride to the family, by dancing and blocking her, testing her stamina, and this went on for more than an hour; Coorg Wedding in Bangalore.
From slicing banana stems to show the prowess of the groom's family and sitting on stage getting blessings(and cash only gifts) from everybody, to a test of stamina for the bride carrying water pots while people from the groom's side(and in this case friends of the bride too and the groom himself) block her, not to mention the free flow of alcohol and dance; several unique things in a Coorg wedding; a few glimpses follow.
PS: shot on a roll of HP5+(pushed to 800) by me, developed and scanned by Sabir.
Have a roll of Ilfod Pan 125 on my Canon EOS 300 but havent shoot even 1/3rd of it. One more lying in fridge :( This one is tempting me too much. But i want to take my attention off nature to make full use of it :) Probably have to join you for some of your shoots on weekends but should carry only my film camera.
Hm..call me hidebound, but I wish you had shot in colour! An Indian wedding has so much of it. I agree that black-and-white brings a lot of what you want to say into sharp focus...but..just this once....I wish you had colour!