Sunhere Sapne (1998)

(Golden Dreams)

A photo-romance
10 hand tinted black and white photographs, 7 x 9 inches each, 5 versions

Sunhere Sapne (Golden Dreams) is a photo romance, the fantasy of a middle class housewife dressed in a housecoat and her alter ego, a mysterious woman in a golden frock and bouffant hairstyle. The hand painted black and white photographs have a sweet, old fashioned look suffused with the nostalgic aura of early Indian family photographs, while in fact the content is dark and the period contemporary. The work is enigmatic with  no real storyline where each scene is evocative and the pictures give rise to a certain feeling…

hand tinted black and white photograph, 7 x 9 inches