If you like to fly by the seat of your dirty pants, and see some pretty incredible things along the way, India might just be the place for you.
And if you don’t believe us, maybe the work of filmmaker/photographer Kaius Potter will change your mind. The kids flying kites on rooftops, the constant chewing and spitting of betel leaves by the men which will inevitably turn into red splatters to be avoided on alleyway floors, the splash of the oars as boats paddle along the Ganges at dawn, the sizzle of tasty treats being cooked on a street corner, and the constant whirring of motors and honking of tuk-tuks in the crowded streets. This is India, and it’s the India that Kaius has managed to capture so perfectly. It’s not long, there’s no storyline or dialogue, but India/Full of Heart is a cinematic little snapshot into the place that countless writers have tried to put into words, but can’t. A one month journey across the country took Kaius through the whole spectrum of uniquely Indian experiences, from the quiet beauty of life away from the madness to the full-frontal sensory assault of the cities. If you’ve been to India, feel free to indulge in a little nostalgia, and if you haven’t, we highly recommend you get there. Don’t make plans, just go, and you’re sure to shit your pants and fall in love with the place, all at the same time (but hopefully not literally).
Check out more of Kaius’ work here, or on his Instagram @kaiuspotter