Not sure what Russian Roulette is all about? Here's the first post.
Last summer I went wandering in Toronto and quite unexpectedly found myself in the middle of the Festival of India parade.
When I think of India one thing that comes to mind is vivid colours, which the parade was full of... and there I was shooting B&W film... I quietly cursed myself and for a moment thought about grabbing some colour from a drugstore, but I stopped. I realized I had to transcend the colour and beauty around me despite the limitation of the film I had chosen for the day.
It was a challenge. So I started shooting.
When I came across the parrot I had been floating around for about 20 minutes. I had a handful of images but nothing I knew I was that happy about. Initially I was only interested in the parrot itself, then the young boy and his father showed up and the whole scene changed.
My focus shifted to the wonderment shared by everyone experiencing the vivid exotic creature.
Walking backwards I waited, and was lucky to get all the expressions I was hoping for in one frame when the parrot looked in my direction.