The Deportment Guide

The Deportment Guide was made after the visits to Cochin, Kerala. The body of work reconsiders and repositions a collection of photographs gathered from local markets in Cochin. Inspired by recent MPHIL/PHD research looking at 18th Century etiquette guides and how they influenced the deportment posing of seen in early studio photographs, the work focuses on the importance of the deportment gestures seen in the photographs. (Selected works)