YES! I’m hopeful I won’t see the usual pictures of India here… e.g. “And here we have a 100-year-old yogi in a bright orange turban” That’s wonderful, but more than half of India’s population is less than 35… just a friendly reminder from an ABCD :)
Hello! I feel that Indian women are often negatively portrayed in the media (i.e. as poverty stricken, victims of abuse, backward etc). And as a girl of Indian descent (I live in Malaysia) , this has always had such a negative effect on me. Its hard to live in a world where brown skin is not embraced, and my race is often relegated as inferior. I came across this Bombay based makeup artist recently https://www.instagram.com/eltonjfernandez/?hl=en and he has opened my eyes to the beauty and modernity of Indian women that is often not captured. I think it would be great if you could try your hand at portraying the modern Indian woman, just like this shot, instead of the usual stereotypical images we see on the internet…would be nice to see something new…!
Greetings ! I too am formerly from Malaysia, now in California for many years. I’ve had many Indian friends from Malaysia and last month was in Kolkata, India to visit a charity. I didn’t see too much great fashion but it was not all poor and destitute. I love the colors of the sari’s there.
in Kolkata check out areas like…Esplanade, Dalhousie, Park Street, Chowringee (all close by and I have put their old names which people still go by)..all good places to get some good pics…..also dont miss the clubs and i dont mean the nightclubs but old world places likes..Tolly club, CCFC, Calcutta Club and some more british era clubs, as well as the Royal Calcutta Turf Club when the races are on(now should be the season)…if you need any assistance please call my brother Sharad on +91 9831285018 (an old style sartorialist)…Enjoy your trip
I remember this lovely pic from your last time here.
In Mumbai you should take the 9am metro ride from Versova to the last station – you might see someone interesting. Bandra bandstand and Powai might also be of interest.
In Kolkata stroll around the Park Street and adjoining streets (little russel street) etc., you might see some interesting outfits. Also, Swabhumi.
How about a Sari pic this time round?
And – no stops in Delhi this time?
There is also Bombay Shirt Company round the corner from a great little cafe strip in Mumbai. Might be worth a look see – some nice bhandgala collars and an onsite tailor with big beautiful windows and wooden floors.
I like this photograph extremely. It is one of the nicest I’ve seen in a long time. The young woman is soentirely elegant. She reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. Impeccable style. Please make more of this photographs!