Vinod, Imperator


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Vinod is a pehlwan (Indian wrestler) whome once  allowed me to take some pictures of his training at the akhara (gym) which is near Scindia ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).

As he was very easy with the camera I asked him to become one of my models for the catalogue of our collections.
I took this picture at sunrise at the same Akhara.
The sun was reflecting from the holy waters and providing this golden light.
We were having a break and Vinod was showing what kind of actor he is.

On this portrait he looks like a victorious Roman general at the time of his triumph, where he would relinquish the title of Imperator as well as his imperium.

The throw is mase of a classic wool with herringbone designs on which a design inspired by the city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan has been embroidered.

(Collection RED HALO).

RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people who were living with difficulties and education to children.
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3 Responses to “Vinod, Imperator”

  1. Just passing by.Btw, your website have great content!

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  2. designldg Says:

    Thank you Mike, you are very kind.

  3. Are there any videos of him wrestling?

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