tag: India

lecercle in Interviews

Best in Show* Karan Vaid’s quirky look at Dog Culture in India, Past & Present

Karan Vaid's ongoing project Best in Show captures Indian dog culture in two parts. Part 1 is a quirky look at the modern Indian dog shows: doting owners, tear-jerking moments and mysterious paraphernalia. From Patiala to Palakkad, Karan photographs what would be best described as a dog mela; brooches and spike collars, bronze plated participation medals, grooming aids and an awful ... Continue reading ›

lecercle in Main Categories, Reviews

Interview + Review : David Bailey’s The Delhi Dilemma [Steidl]

INTRO : David Bailey, found his salvation and fame on the pages of British and American Vogue in the swinging 60s. For his most recent book the septuagenarian photographer has turned his lens on Delhi, its called The Delhi Dilemma published by Steidl.  To say the least Blindboys.org was not impressed.   Story Book Cliches? ‘I’ve never been interested in ... Continue reading ›

lecercle in Features, Wandering

Manu Thomas on Street Photography and Kerala

I have always thought of street photography as a deeply meditative act. The act of wandering and training yourself to see. I've never met Manu Thomas (instagram) but when I first saw his photographs of Bombay, I could see a meditative quality to that exploration. Pages and pages of complex compositions, with such poetic organisation of spaces. ... Continue reading ›

lecercle in Features, Main Categories, On Location

Exercise: Get a painted Backdrop. Set it up on a busy street square in India. Make Portraits.

Painted backdrops are a part of a long tradition of studio photography in India. I wanted to find out what kind of reaction people would have to a makeshift studio on a busy square in the city of Bhopal. The result is a portfolio of portraits which features a colourful variety everyday people, posed against hand-painted backdrops. I printed the ... Continue reading ›

lecercle in Reviews

Review: Kushal Ray’s Intimacies

YOUNG WAVERING photojournalists, such as myself, often go in search of pictures with a sometimes wanton thirst. They move cities, living their days out of cheap bus-stand lodges or friends’ apartments, and nights drinking outside cheap bars on Church Street. Anything that provokes a narrative. They probably think that like Nan Goldin, they’ll make pictures representing the ... Continue reading ›

lecercle in Main Categories, Themes and Variation

C.K. Rajan offers a “now” perspective on photo-collage

  "You really have to work to unsee Stezaker when looking at the works of artists who have been around nearly as he has, but whose aesthetic is slowly being devoured by the potency of Stezaker’s influence. It’s a problem too, because an artist like C.K. Rajan who is featured in the show offers a very ... Continue reading ›