‘’I grew up in Durban up till recently the largest single Indian Diaspora in the world. Even though blinkered by apartheid, I was continually amazed by the inner and outer beauty of these people. Now many years later after trudging around Mumbai and Viadora and Jodphur I have come to the conclusion that there can be no doubt about my initial observations.’’
India Looking in is an essay in the unbridied pursuit of beauty with a subtext on personal adornment and decoration. From bindis to bracelets, tattoos to henna the range of applications and results are breathtaking. Even a military Jeep is adorned.
‘’The personal inner beauty; I feel is testimony to pride, borne out of a rich complex of cultures, long history and relatively secure future. Without being sentimental these were some of the nicest days in my photographic life, although each person was solicited to be photographed not one refused or asked neither for payment nor for that matter expressed any concerns on being shown the rushes.’’