My newest work.
This is the first collab Rajesh and I have done together. We met about 8 years ago now on my first visit to India and have become great friends. Rajesh is third generation of a hand colourist - so his grandfather used to paint the black and white photos of the Royal Family. So in this exciting new collab I've taken these photos while travelling through India and then they have been converted to a Black & White image, then Rajesh has hand painted them - giving the photos an airy magical look and feel. And I hope you enjoy.
More about Rajesh.....
Rajesh Soni is an artist living in Udaipur, Rajasthan, who has become known primarily for his abilities to hand paint digital photographs. He is the son of artist Lalit Soni, and the grandson of Prabhu Lal Soni, who was once court photographer to the Maharana Sir Bhopal Singh of Mewar. Prabhu Lal Soni (also known as Prabhu Lal Verma) was not only a court photographer, but also a hand-colorist who painted the black-and-white photographs that he produced. The skills of hand-coloring photographs were passed down to Rajesh through the intermediary of his father Lalit.
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper hand coloured with watercolour paint
Approx size (235mm x 310mm)