the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair

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These photos, from a series called ‘The Wrong Turn’, depict a young Indian woman being manhandled on a bus.

In titling it so, photographer Raj Shetye seeks to temper the already soft focus imagery into something cerebral. He claims that “Being a photographer, the only medium I can communicate in is photos. For me, its as simple as that. It’s art. Making movies, writing articles, making a poem — these are all ways of addressing the topic.”  

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That’s great. He’s fully entitled to his opinion, as am I.

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For the record, I’ll probably go with ‘massively misguided attempt to seek notoriety by purposefully recreating a scene that, when it actually happened, resulted in the brutal, agonising death of a 23-year-old woman‘.

Good. Now everybody knows where everybody is.

Images via buzzfeed, bustle.

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