Tag Archives: India

The Monkey Thieves of Aurangabad: A Reminiscence in Still and Moving Images

"These dang langur monkeys. They'll steal any snack I got!" - An American tourist This week David Matysiak presents the third and final chapter in his Indian cave triptych. The piece is itself divided into two sections comprised of both moving and still images. We first become acquainted with the titular, sticky-handed langurs whom David encountered upon entering and exiting Ajanta Caves. Next, a collection of still images captured in and around Ajanta and Ellora Caves invites us to linger Read more [...]

Tuning to Buddha

Last month, I was traveling across India filming a documentary with Anchal Project. Our team had a few days off during the Diwali holidays and decided to take a trip to Aurangabad, India. We had seen the pictures and read the tales, and we wanted to explore the innards and far-reaching depths inside the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. My plan was to hike my newly acquired singing bowl into the meditation music rooms carved out by Buddhist monks in the 5th century. I forgot the aforementioned singing Read more [...]

Ajanta Caves: The Birth of OM

David Matysiak spent the month of November in India shooting a documentary film about the Anchal Project. (Make sure to peruse the photos David took to document his travels here.) On the trip David's attentions were focused primarily on the women of Anchal and their amazing stories. And yet when opportunities arose to venture into new speleological territories in an unfamiliar country David leaped at the chance to document these experiences for the Speleogen Team. This video is the first Read more [...]