Painted India



I have been to India for the past three weeks (hence radio silence!) taking in the high-pitched colours, smells, car honking and delicious curry (every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner)...India is an assault on the senses! Nothing is subtle over there and the volume is turned up on every experience. This was a great way to wake-up and into the New Year (Happy New Year by the way :-)

One of the many things I found inspiring is the way most small traders paint their shop-front making them one-off colour, illustration and font creations. Unlike here in the UK, personalisation makes every high street unique in India.





photo by Meena Kadri

photo by Meena Kadri



Everything is hand-painted; faces, auto-rickshaws, shop fronts, hands, trucks (even Bollywood stars on mudguards!)...just about everything! The colours are strikingly vivid, like nothing I have seen before.


photo by Meena Kadri

photo by Meena Kadri


photo by Meena Kadri




I found these beautiful portraits of people in specs, by photographer Meena Kadri.


photo by Meena Kadri

photo by Meena Kadri

photo by Meena Kadri

photo by Meena Kadri


photo by Meena Kadri

photo by Meena Kadri

photo by Meena Kadri





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