I was in Calcutta earlier this year, making street portraits of middle-aged, middle-income, office-going Bengali men, locally called ‘babus’. I was fascinated by these near-fictional characters that roamed the streets of Calcutta, and particularly by their sense of fashion, which hadn’t moved on from the ‘50s. But they seemed to prefer it that way.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.