Holi Slide, 2011
The first time I photographed the Holi Festival of Colors, down in Spanish Fork, Utah, I got the requisite images of people doused in colored chalk, tossing colors in the air, and crowd surfing. But I also happened to attend on a morning when the long expanse north of the Krishna Temple was covered in a thin layer of snow, which quickly turned the surface to mud once the festival got started. Just after the first throw of the morning, a group of kids started taking turns sliding down the hill in the mud, which gave me something a bit more unique to shoot. This girl in particular, with a mane of blond hair that offered a striking contrast to her muddy surroundings, must have taken about a dozen turns on the slide just on her own.