• Craig Boehman

"Democratic Circus" New Print Available

Fine art photography by Craig Boehman

Balloon sellers on the streets of Mumbai.

"Democratic Circus"

The title of this piece was inspired by the Talking Heads song of the same name (less the "the"). I've seen so many of these families on the streets of Mumbai selling various balloons. I once spoke to a group of them through a friend who translated, and they told us they had come from Rajasthan to Mumbai because they can get good prices for balloons. Can you imagine traveling migrating to another part of your country to sell balloons? That's the brand of absurd reality that many of India's poor face.

Story Behind the Creation

I was riding in an auto-rickshaw when I took the picture. I was using a mirrorless system with a 50mm prime lens. This work belongs to a long-term project called Riding Rickshaw, in which all images were originally shot from the passenger's seat of an auto-rickshaw in Mumbai. Apart from walking around the streets of Mumbai finding scenes, shooting from a rickshaw is probably my second most-favorite way of photographing. The hit rate is extremely low, admittedly, but I'm afforded a unique perspective that typically results in candid frames, which is my preference when it comes to "street photography."

Buy a Print

I'm selling signed prints of this piece exclusively via my website

Dimensions: Square 16.7" by 16.7" fine art print Price: $85.00 Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta, 315 GSM -This is a pure cotton paper with an inkjet coating that has been perfectly optimized for the needs of Fine Art applications. The natural white paper comes in a pleasant, warm shade of white and contains no optical brighteners. The exquisite surface texture gives the paper a lovely, delicate feel while at the same time lending it an artistic note. In combination with the high-gloss premium inkjet coating, it produces stunning print results with outstanding reproduction of color and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts. ISO 9706 conform/ museum quality for highest age resistance. Each edition is signed by Craig Boehman (on the back of the print) and Hahnemühle certified. Prints produced at Nature Works India.

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