Malini Srinivasan

"Old-School" in Chennai


Thanks to our good friend and gracious host Malini Srinivasan, I had the unique opportunity of photographing her Guru - world renowned Bharathanatyam exponent and academician Prof.C.V. Chandrasekhar - at his home in Chennai while he was reviewing his choreographed composition with Malini.

Here I was in a tight 11'x11' room sticking out like a sore thumb right in the middle of an intense  one-to-one dance instruction. My subjects were performers in the truest sense -  they could just completely ignore me while focusing on their art and let me do my thing. Even though I had to shoot against the light without any reflectors, I just couldnt go too wrong with them !