Photographed in Southern India between 22nd February and 10th March 2020, these pictures were made within the two weeks before the world changed as we know it, our freedom to travel and explore, be close to a stranger, put on hold, an uncertain pause in time with no clear beginning nor ending.
The title Vermillion explores the colour which runs through each image in the series.
Vermillion is not one specific hue; mercuric sulphides make a range of warm hues, from bright orange-red to a duller reddish-purple.
Hindu women use vermillion along the hair parting line known as Sindoor, to signify that they are married. Hindu men and women often wear vermillion on their forehead during religious ceremonies and festivals.
Since ancient times, vermillion was regarded as the colour of blood, and thus the colour of life.