Courtesy of Dimpy Bhalotia
Dimpy Bhalotia is an award-winning Hodophile Fine Art Street Photographer based out of London and Bombay. Coming from a lineage of artisans, she completed her schooling in Bombay and moved to London to graduate in BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Having worked in the fashion industry for many years with renowned designers in Europe, she found her love in Street Photography.
Her work has received much acclaim and won her over 24 prestigious awards globally, among which she is the IPPAWARDS Grand Prize Winner and won the British Journal of Photography's Female in Focus Award. Apple's CEO Tim Cook tweeted about her grand prize win. International publications from Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian, BBC News, GQ Magazine, Elle, NPR, Fotografiska, Esquire, The Telegraph, Insider, POP Sugar, Deccan Herald, Venice Fashion Week, The National, Cult of Mac, Mirror UK, Economic Times and many more have featured her work.
"Flying Boys" characterises the day-to-day activities of the young boys living in Varanasi in India. They share the love of brotherhood, love of friendship, and love of trust. These young boys jumping off a man-made cliff into the Ganges river symbolize love, fearlessness, and freedom. It's this simple bond that keeps them human, irrespective of their age, colour, and origin. One river bringing soulful boys to the ghats to play and accept each other taking leap of faith. With these experiences they are growing up with, they will eventually spread around the world in the form of love, human love. Love for each other and love for simple happy things.