Kathakali students. Kerala, 2003
Size: 20 x 16 inches.
Edition of 10 with two artist proofs, signed and numbered. C-Type Fuji Crystal Archive Paper.
Price upon request.
This image was shot on assignment for Lexus Magazine and is from a story I wrote and photographed called Into the Dreams of Heroes about the Kerala Kalamandalam, the state academy for traditional performing arts in Kerala. It shows two students oiling themselves before a massage from a master. The boys are students of the great mute dance-drama, kathakali, in which the stories of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are danced and brought to life.