WHILE WE’RE YOUNG: KARAD | Verve Magazine
India's premier luxury lifestyle women's magazine
Fashion
April 20, 2022

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG: KARAD

Photographs by Akash Patil

Five creative minds return to their hometowns where they spent their formative years. In distinctive visual explorations, they capture particular groups of these cities’ younger populations in their environments and offer a perspective on the shifts in the social and cultural milieus in a digitalised world

AKASH PATIL, 24

“The power of your beliefs eventually gains control over the way you love and grow older, your choice of clothes and the kind of people you surround yourself with.

This series of photographs that I call Ghat, captures my hometown, Karad, and is reminiscent of the places I grew up in, particularly during my high-school years. I was frightened but fascinated by love, gender, fashion and the notions that surround them.

Clashes between different religious groups and castes were commonplace, but we, as teenagers, were largely unaffected by it. We fell in love without discriminating; we took in different genders, skins and colours.

There has been a change in how fashion and genders are perceived, and this has created a new dialogue.

This collection of images meditates on the ways in which people from my hometown can feel silence, loss and personality on account of being shaped by their surroundings. It is a declaration of an evergreen awareness, of resilience.”

Previous: Akanksha Pandey, Lucknow
Next: Tito, Kolkata

Related posts from Verve:


Leave a Reply