It had always seemed to me that art history seemed to stop at Greece and never properly dealt with gay issues from another place. Therefore it bacame imperative to create some images of gay Indian men; they didn't seem to exist.
After some experimental starts in the early 80's I was awarded a commission from the Photographers' Gallery (London) to make this project that visualised the experience of gay men in Delhi, my hometown.
At the time they seemed particularly vulnerable as a group and didn't have a recognisable place in society. As a gay man, I felt I couldn't live in such a repressive atmosphere. Now there is a claim for more visibilty but there is still a shortage of cultural production.