Monday, 1 May 2017

For Sale: Tender colours and Strung Fragrances

Location: Flower market in the City Market area, Bangalore
Time: 6 am - 7.30 am
Occasion: Just a casual visit to the market, where business is as usual.

There was a time when any big festival called for a visit to this market for purchase of flowers at a wholesale price. One would usually reach the venue by 6 am to make it in time for the freshest flowers to arrive in the market. Suddenly, the business would pickup and reach a frenzy within an hour, and most sales would be complete by 8.30 am.

The market operations are no different now. Though fewer retail transactions take place, the new breed of wedding decorators, florists and event managers throng the market to grab their share for the day.

I've documented the goings on with the same level of awe and curiosity as I had when I used to visit this place as a kid during festivals. If you're a Bangalorean, I'm sure it'll bring back memories of visits to the local markets and the smells of jasmine and rajnigandha flowers from the garlands as you passed by.

Top view of the market complex
Too many transactions
Brisk business
This'll soon adorn a bride
Focused light to brighten the wares

Buds yet to be strung
The platform that's the shop

Looking up to a flowery future
A life that's flowery
King of red roses
We specialise in stringed, multicoloured products
Hard bargain
A different wheel this..
Blobs of colour
Flower burst
Hope you like the images!

Gear: Nikon D7000 camera body + kit lens (18-105 mm VR) + Tokina 11-16 mm AT-X pro, handheld and available light.

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