Parched throats, crumpled shirts, smudged eyes, bruised thighs. The walk of shame can be the walk of fame and everyone in blistering Bombay knows it. We’re a city of strangers, circling each other in the light but we only let our walls down in the dead of the night and when we do dare to crawl over, the colours pop and our teeth clamp down, ready to draw just a little bit of blood. Ready to feel something again.
Lensed by Keegan Crasto, models Erika Packard & Rahul Chhabria perfectly capture the enchantment of this same sentiment of the reckless city youth. Both their beauty looks are as carefree and chopped up as their surroundings, replete with undone tresses and minimal make-up courtesy Kritika Gill and Odette Syiem.
The Editorial Team:
Photographer - Keegan Crasto
[Born and raised in the sprawling metropolis of Bombay, Keegan Crasto has always had a penchant for portraiture and the art of color composition. Inspired by lines and lineage, his photography has taken him to France, Japan,among other curious destinations, as he attempts to document the left of centre stories that evade the common eye. His work has been featured in Platform Magazine India, Rolling Stone India, MW Magazine and more. His commissioned work includes projects for TAJ, DELL, Bombay Electric and L’Oreal India.]
Hair & Make-up - Kritika Gill
[Trained in product design, Kritika Gill found her calling in make up and has been living the dream ever since. She’s a neat freak who draws inspiration from colour & light and loves to shoot in crazy conditions whether it’s on a beach in the middle of ganpati visarjan or while being shooed off by cops on the streets of Calcutta.]
Stylist - Odette Syiem
[Odette Syiem was born and raised in Shillong, Meghalaya, a fashion hub since time immemorial. People of Shillong were lovers of the latest hairstyles and fashion trend and growing up in such an environment, her discerning eye and love for fashion developed at a young age.
Post completing her Undergraduate degree from St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai, she pursued a career in Fashion Styling where she had worked on several projects for various fashion magazines and fashion houses. She is currently the Studio Director of NorBlack NorWhite, a fashion house based in Mumbai, India.]
Words: Mandovi Menon