Max Wanderlust Campaign

Delhi, India’s capital territory in the North is a bustling metropolitan. With a lot of historical association Delhi has a rich cultural heritage, which is especially evident in the several beautiful monuments scattered around the city.

As part of the Max Wanderlust campaign, photographer Tarun Chawla and I scouted for various prominent spots to shoot at, however photography is prohibited at a lot of heritage sites and public places in Delhi, so we were of course respectful of that. We ventured out early in the morning, so that the light was just right, the temperature was cool and there weren’t too many people around.

My first look, was a pretty, summery look. I wore a lovely pink printed dress and sling bag from Max and we decided to shoot at India’s first art district, yes I am talking about the beautifully painted and graffitied walls in Lodhi colony. The St+Art Indian Foundation is an NGO working on art projects in public spaces to make art accessible to a wider audience brought together artists (25 street artists from India and all over the world) The artists have transformed the Lodhi Colony area of Delhi into India’s very first open public art district!

The particular wall painting we shot in front of is called ‘Colours of the soul’ by artist Senokoe, who painted these birds in Lodhi colony to represent the colourful diversity of people who live there and also to encourage them to communicate with each other and share stories, just like the birds would.

The second look was perfect for exploring the city ; black skinny jeans, a white long sleeved peasant top and a denim vest jacket, along with a black faux leather backpack, from Max.

We decided to wander through Delhi’s commercial center Connaught Place or known as CP to all Delhites. Connaught Place’s Georgian architecture is modeled after the Royal Crescent in Bath. During the time of the British Raj it was considered a showpiece of Lutyens Delhi.

We ended for the morning at Delhi’s iconic India Gate. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, India Gate is actually a war memorial dedicated to honor the soldiers of the Undivided Indian Army who died during World War 1 between 1914 and 1921.

I hope you enjoy the pictures 🙂

Tarun Chawla

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