My mother, Nony Singh, dressed her mother in her father’s clothes and made this photograph. And then dressed herself in her father’s police uniform and made a self portrait (as it was called in those days). She was terrified that Hilter would come to India during the war.
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.