|Sridevi from 1984 - 1994 by Rakesh Shreshta Click to enlarge!|
This quote, attributed to a Hollywood star, seems so apt for the Bollywood superstar, Sri:
"Film stars are those unlikely beings who seem more alive, not less, when images are made of them; who unfurl and reach toward the light, instead of seizing up, when confronted by a camera; and who, by some miracle or trick, become enriched versions of themselves, even as they ramify into other selves on cue. Clarence Sinclair Bull, the great stills photographer at M-G-M, said of Greta Garbo that “she seems to feel the emotion for each pose as part of her personality.” From the late nineteen-twenties, he held a near-monopoly on pictures of Garbo, so uncanny was their rapport. “All I did was to light the face and wait. And watch,” he said."
-- New Yorker
All these pics shot by Rakesh Shreshta between 1984 and 1994! Be it concept, styling, lighting, mood, studio, location shoot... every shot is a gem.
And the man himself: