Photography Fantasy – I

Photography Fantasy is perhaps the most popular form of Photography today: the Selfie. Before the Selfie there was the studio portrait fantasy and the home studio fantasy, often meant just for the family album. The family album is the great source for understanding aspirations of a society. This beauty is from 1937 and possibly MS ! My most favorite photograph. It’s a novel, or has many novels inside it. Almost better when I don’t know for sure who it is.

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Taken from “Madras Then, Chennai Now,” published by Rolli Books.

Submitted by dayanita on Sun, 08/23/2015 – 09:50

Photography Fantasy – I

One thought on “Photography Fantasy – I

  1. Seema Dahiya says:

    This has been my favorite photograph too for it brings out a rebel in the most elegant form.

    “Studio portrait of Balasaraswati with M.S Subbulakshmi, 1937. The two teenaged friends both became world famous artists. From strictly disciplined households, the two asserted their independence by secretly arranging this photograph of themselves dressed outrageously in Western-style sleepwear and pretending to smoke cigarettes.” – ‘Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life by Douglas M Knight’


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