Photographer Dan Eckstein traveled over 10,000km across India’s byzantine and burgeoning road network documenting these elaborately decorated trucks festooned with lights, brightly colored text, paintings of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian deities, pop cultural fixtures and geometric patterns–symbols representing a blinding mashup of new and old India.
What Eckstein produced is a singular portrait of the subcontinent–distinctly Indian, and a vividly colored reflection of this country in flux between tradition and modernity. Horn Please serves as a psychedelic guide to design in India and a showcase of the visual vernacular of the subcontinent.
By Dan Eckstein
India / Photography / Vernacular Art
10 x 12-1/4 inches
Available December 2014