I have always been interested in the vernacular imagery of India with all its irony, idiosyncrasies, incongruity, and ingenuity. Around 2010 when I dived back into my archive as a way to find a new direction in my photography I came across many of my images that celebrated this vernacular imagery. Around the same time I had been wanting to experiment with the square format. The 2 trains of thought came together in Indianisms, this photo series I have been working on since then. The series will also incorporate work from an earlier period.
Indianism refers to a word or phrase which is a characteristic of Indian English. Indianism may also refer to the way a sentence has been structured as if it was literally translated from an Indian language to English.