This composite image was photographed using fifteen separate 8X10 inch sheet film exposures to create it, they were captured in Calcutta, India, in 1993. I worked under incredibly hot and humid conditions, the 8X10 Ektachrome transparency film stuck to my fingers each evening as I loaded the film into the film holders. It is an extremely noisy, incredibly colourful, but also a stunning visually delightful Hindu religious festival that's known in India as the Kali Puja. I used 8x10 inch tungsten long exposure transparency film, carefully filtered for daylight, my time exposures were between seven and nine minutes for each frame. This is the digital version of the mural, the original was printed as three colour gum prints, on 500 gm. water colour paper in the mid nineteen nineties.
This version is printed on a 60x124 inch satin canvas medium with a satin UV protective overcoat, the actual image size is 56X118 inches, the resolution is 300 DPI.