Down in the Depths


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“…And here am I
Facing tomorrow
Alone with my sorrow
Down in the depths on the ninetieth floor…”
(From “Down In The Depths” by Cole Porter – Red, Hot And Blue” (1936)

Since several seasons I take most of the pictures of our collections on the upper terrace which is on the top of our office in Varanasi (Benaras) in front of this amazing wall which keeps traces of each monsoon and which is magnified by a natural light.
Those fashion photographies are not as simple as they pretend to be, each is dwelling with a real social work.
Among the many people involved there, Anand who is modeling for our catalogue since the begining of the company is escaping for a while his tough condition of boatman on the Ganges and, using his dark colour skin complexion breaks a social taboo in India.
The fabric of this tablecloth is in pure linen, it involves handloom weavers of Varanasi struggling with their workshops and the embroidery inspired by the Mughal style is done in our workshop.

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.
(Copying those products is against this social work)
(Tablecloth style “Taj Mahal” – 180 x 180 – 100% Linen – Col. Walnut – Collection RED HALO)

{Opening of a new RED HALO shop at HOTEL SURYA ( S-20/51A-5,THE MALL ROAD,CANTONMENT) in VARANASI with the latest collections}

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One Response to “Down in the Depths”

  1. Ha! I adore perspective from which you shot this–upwards with the man looking upwards also and capturing hte shape of his lower jaw. Wonderfully engaging with the material’s own magic.

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