With more than a billion people with a background of 5000 years, India is the home of several skilled artists doing their jobs on the streets to make ends meet. These street artists aren’t the typical Western teenager pledging anarchy with a spray can, however- they are skillful artists whose artisanship echoes the past efforts of family members from generations ago. With the modern frenetic buzz of our life, we skirt by them, barely registering their presence before we are off again, swept away by the confused traffic of modern India. What we don’t notice is their stunning end products, rich tales of a quieter, less grandiose India, painted with the hues of ancient heritage and nativity.
This time during my visit to India I captured some of these artists busy in their work. Observe these artists and revel in the intricate details of their work. Next time you see these artists scattered on Indian roads, stop, and appreciate the sharply crafted tales of an all together forgotten India.