Smokes & Mirror by Ross Fraser McLean
Published by Analogue Books
Signed and numbered ltd. edition of 50
A4, 297mm x 210mm
In the summer of 2011 photographer Ross Fraser McLean travelled to India with a plan to travel the length and breadth of the country. He wanted to experience their diverse culture, the cities, the countryside, the desert land. However, a snap decision made on the day he arrived saw him stranded in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere, a virtual captive of the Sapera Caste of North India - a mysterious and dwindling community who have been living on the extreme fringes of society since their proud tradition of Snake Charming was outlawed by the Indian Government.
A new publication of photographs documenting Ross's experience.
Features an essay by Anthropologist Dr Jane Hartley