Walking the streets of Mumbai in the early hours of the morning, photographer Mayur Tekchandaney, a long time resident of the city, discovers an unexpectedly quiet beauty: the happy coincidences of colour and patterns, the lyricism of place names and the energy of its citizens. Still Bombay is his visual and verbal tribute to a city that hovers forever between collapse and hope.
For those who have never been to Bombay, the book opens up a palimpsest world where story is built upon story. Captions, asides and essays alternate with the photographs and enable the reader to grasp the city as an interconnected network of narratives, neighbourhoods and lives. The design of the book brings forward a parallel narrative, walking the reader through the pages as the author did through the neighbourhood.
Author & Designer
Mayur Tekchandaney is a designer, artist and writer. He graduated from Parsons School of Design in Communication Design. After a stint at Deepend NYC, he returned to India and worked as design director at MTV India. After MTV he started his own production house and has directed over 100 adverts for India’s best-known brands. He is currently a designer at his own firm, working at the intersection between design and behavioural science.
November is a studio for Graphic Design & Typography founded by Juhi Vishnani and Shiva Nallaperumal. November works with cultural and commercial clients on Identity Systems, Editorial & Publication Design, Art Direction, Interactive and Typeface design projects. This is their first collaboration with Tara.