Heritage, culture, sustainability, responsibility, originality – moralistic highhandedness in fashion bordering on intellectual narcissism for the purpose of self-promotion leaves an unsavoury taste in the mouth.
To ring in Pride Month, we turn the lens on three up-and-coming Indian drag artists. In between hair tosses and flashes of the camera, they unravel the stories of becoming and owning their true selves.
Featuring bold, riveting portraits and quiet, tranquil landscapes, photographer Jay Weinstein’s oeuvre finds beauty in the commonplace. His images underscore the quintessence of his craft that lies in its sheer simplicity. He talks to us about his strongest photo series yet - So I asked them to smile - that explores the metamorphic power of a smile.