In June, Wallpaper* did an India based issue – a part of their four year project. This being the third in its series to produce portraits of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations. In 2009, they were Made in China, last year they were Born in Brazil and this year they are Reborn in India.
During the same month I was one of the guest editors for Wallpaper* online. Below are some used/unused photos from the street style story I was commissioned to do. See the entire series here.
Anand Tukaram is a 73 year old fisherman..stays in Versova village. When not fishing, he says, he and few of his friends just sit under a tree for long hours, and talk about life and politics.
Dheeman Agarwala is currently reading Kerouac’s Lonesome Traveller & just got himself a cook.
Munish Sharma, 25.
Munish used to be a theatre actor but then he gave up acting..now he works as a casting director & occasionally makes films. He likes the idea of nothingness & Old Monk rum; loves Zoolander & Warhol’s eccentricity; finds inspiration in Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell; likes sunshine, drinking beer in the afternoons, & listening to Venus in Furs on loop…dislikes television, marathi language, and does not approve of circles.
“I like playing when people are around but they don’t necessarily have to be or act like an audience…”
Suhas can be found playing the flute at his regular spot under a tree at Prithvi Theatre…though only in the evenings.
Elton Fernandez, Hair/make up artist.
Marv D’souza, 25. Fashion Stylist. Marv can fix anything..from buttons to broken hearts. He grew up in Santa Cruz & spent most of his childhood looking at the sky & sketching. His first job was at 15; he did promotions and demos for a microwave company & made 4000 Rs. a month working 3 days a week. He likes Florence & The Machine, strawberries in Nutella, & street shopping. He can sing at the drop of a hat. Dislikes countdowns, gossip mongers, Lady Gaga, and malls.
Jagvir Matharoo. Blogs here.
Neville Bhandara, 22. Aspiring novelist. Currently in journalism. Feet firmly on the ground, head makes trips to the moon and back. Believes in “new ideas and intentions, ideological-revolution, people power…change, change, and change.” Likes smell of old books and new books. Loves T.S. Eliot, sushi, and Sartre.
Karan Berry. Shoe maker.
Syed Ali Arif. Artist. He grew up in Hyderabad & now lives in Bombay. He loves Sridevi, Hyderabadi Biryani, Vienna, and Gustav Klimt. Check his work here.
Sasa. Fashion Stylist.
Neha, 20. Architecture student.
Snehal Fernandez, 18
…likes Maggi, pancakes, and Keane.
Ruchika Sachdeva, 24. Fashion Designer.
“I want to develop a niche in providing well tailored trousers, shirts, blazers and similar stuff. I feel that it’s difficult to find good tailored clothing for women in the Indian market and I want to be able to fill this gap. This season, I am doing a lot of panelling and experimenting with a bit of colour..”
Photographed in Outram Line, North Delhi in February.
Sasha Laloo, 26. Lives in Shillong. She is wearing a seconds coat from Iewduh; linen dress from Iewduh; self-made belt; bag from Berlin; socks from some trade fair; necklaces: traditional Khasi+ other few from Morjim Beach, Goa.
Girls of Summer. Photographed near Prithvi theatre at Juhu, Bombay.
Christina Hanghal is a 25 year old fashion stylist…will do anything to find the right window curtains.
Photo taken near St. Andrews Church in Bandra, Bombay.
Kismet Nakai. Lives in Chandigarh. Is wearing Kurta from Fab India, shoes from Zara, and carrying a vintage mille-fleurs bag with Petit Point embroidery work.
Nidhi Sunil, 24. Fashion Model. Nidhi loves cats. And last night she finished a whole box of doughnuts.
I’ve been on the road for about 15 days now..shooting street fashion in a few small towns in India. More on this project soon. Last four photos are from Bareilly(my last stop), which is where I am right now. I got mobbed yesterday.
“…the most eye-popping, synapse-snapping, pulse-pushing place on the planet. “
– Wallpaper* on India