mercoledì 16 maggio 2012

Looking for a refuge in the valley of salt.

Salinas Grandes, Argentina, apr.2012

Photo: S.Stranges for RSA

Me From the Back-on Stage:

ph. @C. Colombo

martedì 15 maggio 2012

HOMELAND - Mumbai (Viral)

Sometimes, what makes my work an emotion, it is not always linked to a publication in some important magazine.
It's not tied to the ephemeral economic aspect.
There are stronger enrichments.
This is the magnificent human aspect.

giovedì 19 aprile 2012

Dom-cash, Mumbai, from "homeland" 2012

In Mumbai, the symbol of differential "social levels". The home of money is a home for a poor man. Looking for "Homeland"- a metaphor of the global crisis, stares right at you.

domenica 15 aprile 2012

Shades of Mehendi, story of the Red Men, Mumbai 2012

For those who knows my RED obsession...
Walking to Mumbai I found lots of "Men in Red"; this think intrigued me, so.....

An age old solution to the greying problems across India is mehendi. The use of mehendi is described in the earliest Vedic ritual books. The leaves of the mehendi (botanic name lawsonia inermis) plant are crushed into a paste and applied to colour the greying strands to a deep shade of red. The shades of the coloured hair vary in various degrees of red from sangria, carmine, burgundy, persimmon to a bright orange. So it is not uncommon to came across a fully bearded man with a serious wrinkled expression and a flaming orange beard! Or women fashioning the most outrageous shades of red hair. Mehendi is a cultural trend since ancient India, much before the cosmetic brands started with chemical dyes, Indians had found the mehendi.

Text: Lubna Yusuf
Photo: Stefano Stranges

lunedì 12 marzo 2012

1st Mumbai, "Homeland" project, 2012

Giving some images to locals who have cooperated in the project

The boss of the little Slum and friends, Bandra Seaside; Mumbai 2.04

Explaining and showing a first preview of"Homeland" to Lubna, Indian Writer, Mumbai 1-04
Photo courtesy: Abhik

Me and Shaym (Dharavi's citizen) inside the URBZ's office, New Transit Camp, Dharavi.

giovedì 1 marzo 2012

David's blu Box

David gave me the Blu Box.
He said me It's a magic fire.
He said me It's like an expressed desire.
But I can't open It.

Photo & Story: Stranges

martedì 21 febbraio 2012

walking and stopping I said Goodbye!

In front of a closed shop window. Via Accademia Albertina, Turin feb.2012
People say me goodbye and they passing over without faces.

Photo & project: Stefano Stranges