musicman (2014)

Mihir Joshi- Singer, entertainer and my dear friend.  This is the story of an artist, and an individual who pays it forward.  Born into a traditional yet progressive Maharasthrian family, Mihir's choice to live life as a musician was out of the ordinary.  The life of an artiste in a country with an increasingly sensitive moral and thought police is not easy, despite being apolitical. How does one make commercial success performing rock and roll in a country where Bollywood music rings the cash register?  

The photos presented here are about Mihir, 'Musicman' being a moniker he earned paying it forward. His band, 'The Mihir Joshi Band' released their first album 'Mumbai Blues' on 31st May, 2014.  Ten years since he began his journey fame, recognition and consequent fortune are only just reaching out to him.

That which make the artist endeavour, reinvent and persist is what makes them beautiful.  This is a first part of a long term project on performing artists and the artiste community at large.