Editing isn’t easy. I always want to include many more photos than is possible in my travel articles. Luckily I have this blog to portray everything I wish could have been used in the magazine. This the first installment of some of my favorites from the Gurus in the Ganges trip which took place the past February. Enjoy.
Five in a tuktuk. This was impressive but we'd done seven by the end of trip.
Around the corner from out hotel, a typical street scene. A man waits for a fare in his rickshaw.
Men try to glean some heat from a small fire in the early morning hours in New Delhi.
Nestor Judkins - Kickflip. New Delhi.
Mark Suciu - Backside 360 kickflip in the dust.
"As you roll, remember the strength of the pebble" a wise man once wrote. Nestor pays homage to the pebble gods.
Local kids in Bangalore playing some version of Carrum.
This guy kept asking me to take his photo and then would curse me out for doing so. I think he was a little off his rocker.
A man chopping lamb at a meat market in Bangalore.
I seems to me old men are a never ending supply of cool photo subjects. This man was walking through the mechanic's market in Bangalore.
Another subject from the mechanic's market. He was very proud to have us ask to shoot him.
Alcohol is very taboo in most of India. This was a beer store in Delhi. Literally a hole in the wall. Many tuktuk and richshaw drivers could be caught secret sipping from flasks or small bottles of booze kept in their belts.
Nestor Judkins - Ollie and Back Smith in Delhi.
Mark Suciu - Switch crook at what we called the Monkey Plaza.
With good reason too. The place was crawling with them.
I was told I would see dead people in India. I didn't but I was pretty sure this guy was until I saw him breathing slightly.
Nestor tried some Jalebi in Delhi. A sweet Indian snack made from fried dough and honey. We called it "Fried Fried" because it basically turned to nothing in your mouth in seconds.
Mark Suciu - Backlips over a bear trap in Delhi.
Sebo Walker - Crook pop over at the best skate spot in India. New Delhi.
Mark Suciu - Front crooks.
Mark Suciu - Fakie 5-0 half cab.
Mark Suciu - kickflip during our early morning session.
Sean Malto - Front feeble.
Sean Malto - Feeble to backside 180 transfer. Certainly one of the gnarlier tricks from our trip. This spot is amazing but the catch is it can only be skated before 9am when the bazaar opens.
Nestor Judkins - Smith grind for a growing crowd. People were always the biggest obstacle to overcome while skating in India. Everyone was so curious about skating. Something most have never seen before.
Of course there were many things we had never seen before like urban cows eating garbage and roaming freely through the busy streets, stopping traffic or blocking sidewalks.