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Harry Mitchell: Drsti

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Unpredictable and beautifully chaotic India captured by Harry Mitchell

There was a time a year or two ago when we were inundated with hazy, throwaway-camera shots of far off places and short-lived holidays. Nothing wrong with that sort of thing, but we’re definitely receiving less. When Harry Mitchell submitted his work the other day I thought this was going to be another one of those projects born out of a gap year, a cheap camera and some long-limbed friends. Turns out I was totally wrong. Harry’s documentation of India is absolutely mesmerising, highlighting the cluttered corners, particle-thick light, chaos, street signs and throngs of people. His series for menswear brand Neuba sees him stepping into an Indian tailor’s and snapping the archaic wooden machinery and cheerful, dusty faces of the workers with a quiet respect to their craft. Just when you start thinking Harry’s a one-trick pony you then stumble across his editorial portfolio and realise that his style is constantly undulating from ultra sharp to mega lo-fi, always remaining very, very cool.

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