Holy Boulevard, is a series of serene, quite, peaceful constructions built on the ocean. Space has been of great fascination to me; growing up in a crowded city like Mumbai, I have always wanted to create a utopian world. And when I create these structures, I feel an extension of myself coming alive in the form of an image.
Ocean is an integral part of this series because I have grown up watching the seas and it is the endlessness, the quietness, and the vastness of these waters, which has inspired me to visualise the spaces and create them. They are pleasing to the eye and I wanted to create a dreamlike space while photographing this built environment in the ocean. However, these structures themselves are made out of a huge set of discarded packaging materials, which are highly toxic and non-biodegradable and most of it ends up in landfills and also in the seas.
In social terms, manmade environment is considered the ultimate development for humans. Though I am creating this Utopia, I am also giving a satirical commentary on the utopia of our society, thus reflecting on the relationship we humans have with our environment.