Shaher is a collective endeavour of Raw Mango
by Hema Shroff Patel, who was born in the US
but has lived in Mumbai for almost half her life.
This collection is a juxtaposition of her exciting,
busy, chaotic and overwhelming life in Mumbai
and the more pristine, peaceful, and predictable
life of Maheshwar, in the heart of Madhya Pradesh.
The etched designs on the grey stones of forts,
temples and ripples of Narmada river compelled to
relook at patterns with exaggerated scale, layout
and colours, making it distinctively modern
Photographed by: Ritesh Uttamchandani