Kite Runners

Kite Runners

Shot in the usually buzzy city of Jaipur, northern India, this series showcases how a whole city shuts down to celebrate for a day with the flying of kites. I began the project several days before photographing people creating the kites and then on the day toured the city, often being invited on to roof tops to spend time with various families.

I wanted the project to be a mixture of posed portraits of participants and also reportage shots giving context and atmosphere to give the viewer the full view of the event.