Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween 2005


All of the pictures below were taken on Saturday night (the 29th, 2005) at a club in Sante Fe called Swig. I decided to do a documentary on Halloween because I found it fascinating to watch people dress up as other people/beings. Halloween seems like the only time of the year where a person is able to truly take a step out of themselves and venture into a projection unfamiliar to them. It comes in many forms such as movie characters, alter egos, or subconscious desires. I found it fascinating to capture people in this alter-projection. Either the person would fully embody the new 'face' or seem confused and on the spot about who they were supposed to be at the moment.
What was also fascinating was the limitation I found in female costumes. It seemed as if they felt trapped in the angel/vixen role of either being innocent or scandalous and sexy. I found the men, however, were able to push the envelope when embodying a different character, for example, there was a human dressed up like a toilet. Either way, this is a portfolio of human expression. Falling into different roles and archetypes, Halloween is truly a time to let go of oneself and delve into a different psyche - discovering how much of it is really in you.

Miss Omstar doing her thing as BAT GIRL.
She is hanging out with the Department of Redundancy
Department of Redundancy

A Fat park ranger - Nothing like a Fat Public official

A ghoolish yoda - Avtar Singh

A flapper girl with Keanue Reeves

Me as Cinderella

Great pagan Goddess - Hari Bhajan Kaur

Cinderella ready for the ball

Beauty pagent contestants

Ta da

The lovely Sant Mukh

I love it - a Man breaking it down!

My favorite - a human toilet

Van Halen gone wrong

A glowing ghost!

I'm gonna get you!

This is the offspring from a legend of when the Night mated with a God. Very creative!!

Mummi miah

We had all the people of service here, a fire fighter, a cop, a nurse and doctor! Dressing up as these servants to humanity is very popular

What a nice couple!

Our on call nurse

Doctor, you're needed in the operating room

This cat is supposed to be a Killer Bee - get it?

Mario rocking out! I love it!

The fake half naked creature - I had no idea this is what he was wearing until I looked at the photo.

The half naked guy

A man who really became....whatever he is

The dancer getting some extra light effects

The energy of the night was very high

Dance floor going crazy

Thes best costumes! I love it when I see a duo

Amrita chillin

Lil devil!

Sant Mukh - pimpin it

Countess Dracula - Our lovely Guru Atma Kaur

White Goddess

An angel in the midst - Harimandir Kaur

Booty call

Cinderella getting down (me)

Dancing with Distaster - the enticement of a girl in a boddice

This has to be my favorite character. He was so true to his costume, did he really dress up? I love this photograph - so present in himself

Hardcore Cat! Keepin it real

This guy dressed up as Kanye West. I wanted to tell him, though, that Kanye West is a much better dresser than that!

Sita - you don't want to mess with her because she is....

Power Girl!

Space Man - holding it down for us undercover

Scar Crow gonna getchyu - a new friend named Kush

Nirmal Singh Bright as the Sun

Sat Guru Prasaad Kaur as a hip-ed out hippy

The Espanola Crew