Artist statement: “In the period from the early 1970s to the 80s, my teenage years really were a time of growing up. Changes within me and changes around me took me on journeys within myself and around me. In the streets and within the homes of people that I knew in the three cities I lived and photographed in, often drifting aimlessly with a camera. These cities too were at a turning point in their lives, where the old world still survived amid shifting, emerging new worlds.
By the late 70’s I was feeling the need for a bigger city, I took to the road, moving away from my hometown, Delhi, then a bureaucratic dump, to seek my fortune. The big city then known as Bombay attracted me, offered me opportunities in advertising and the film industry.” (Photo courtesy: Pablo Bartholomew/Photoink)