The artist here is Kavitha Lakshmi a Bharatanatyam dance exponent who is settled in Norway. She runs a classical dance academy there called Kala Saadhana. It was always my dream to photograph a Bharatanatyam dancer against the backdrop of the Shore temple in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu State, India.
I have been dreaming about this opprtunity for many years and would imagine myself photographing a Bharatnatyam dancer at this World Heritage site. My dreams came true one evening in January 2020. She was on a tour of India and was there very briefly and executed a few dance moves which I photographed. It was impromptu, it was exquiste and exhilerating.