Kolkata- the city which is always politically active, lawfully correct and hideously simple. This perhaps is the place where everyone plans strategy, plays strategy games… few in situations you would never expect them. I was inside one of the gully’s (by-lanes’) of Kumartuli when I found 2 , hopefully idol makers, were playing chess. They might have lost their chess board. What they did was paint black n white squares behind a wooden sheet, and was comfortably and very ably playing it. I was surprised. I never expected two workers playing chess, in the middle of the street, perhaps right after their lunch.
Regarding the photograph, I wanted to make it evident that they were playing chess, wanted to make it evident, they were playing on the back of wooden seat, and on streets. My main focus was “chess” and the “wooden seat”. I focused on the pieces. The movement of the hands which suggest the game being on is left behind, un-focussed.
Please leave for me a review of this photograph. Tell me, what I could have added more to the frame.. and criticise.