The old-world charm of India’s portrait studios

RAPC blog readers, particularly studio group members, might be interested in this photo story about India’s portrait studios on the BBC website.

In 2014, Ketaki Sheth, an award-winning Indian photographer, began shooting portraits of visitors to the Jagdish Photo Studio in Manori, a coastal village in the western state of Maharashtra.

She says she stumbled across it – “wedged between a hardware store and a grain depot” – by chance. “I poked my head in and saw a bright blue stool against a diaphanous cascading red backdrop,” she told the BBC by email. “That was it. I was hooked.”

To read more, visit the BBC website at: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45745832

This post was submitted by Rick Strong.

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    1. Sometimes less is more, sometimes not. The colour backgrounds help keep the photos from being as stark as Disfarmer's b&w portraits. Disfarmer worked with what he had.

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