Memories of India
Being born in England, raised in India and now living in America, my mixed or “masala” background continually shapes my life. Because of my early upbringing in England, I approach India as something of an outsider. Albeit, an outsider reminiscing the sights, sounds and smells that are childhood impressions of my cultural homeland. The images are a time warp, taking me back so the memories can be experienced over and over again.
For me, these photographs are evocative of the melody of a Raga in Indian music. Where the notes form a poignant, haunting melody that will transport me, and the viewer, into memories of my homeland India.
I enhance these memories by the use of the simple plastic-lensed Holga camera that makes images with a dreamy quality.