Photo Essay | Behind the billboards
A Bangalore-based photographer documents life on the other side of hoardings
Look up from beside M. Putturaj’s gravestone in the Christian cemetery on Hosur Road in Bangalore. Apart from the canopy of trees that blocks the sky and the tops of tall vehicles that ply on the busy road, you can see the back of a billboard. The hoarding flaunts an advertisement for the tax plans of a private bank. From the road, it’s just another advertisement, another product, but from this side, there is some irony in all this, says Bangalore-based photographer PeeVee, short for P. Venkatesan, walking through the cemetery.