The Indian Renaissance – What Could Have Been
As an Indian, I have rarely seen Indian artists tackle what if scenarios relating to Indian Art and Cultural history. My passion for art history has often resulted in me wondering about India's approach to fashion had it been influenced by the European Renaissance and how that would translate to modern fashion. This project brings these thoughts and ideas to visualization and is presented through the perspective of a single fictional royal family, The Garhwal Gharana aka The House of Garhwal spanning generations from an alternate timeline 15th century to the 21st century.
Author: Hello, I am Shahzad Bhiwandiwala, a narrative and editorial photographer based in the Bay Area in California, USA as well as Mumbai, India. After a brief stint in the corporate world of Human Resources, I decided to make a career out of my passion for photography.
Ever since I was a boy, I have had a deep appreciation for the visual medium of story telling be it stills, theatre or movies. As I started creating my own stories, I chose photography as my medium to tell the stories that I conjured up in my head.
Through photography, I have met many like minded people who have helped me bring some of these stories to life. If you have a story you want to tell or want to help me tell one of my stories, while adding your own touch to it, feel free to reach out.