Demon (Rakshas) heads in a window

May 21, 2005 | Pottery Town in Bengaluru, Karnataka (India).

I have another picture that I shared on this blog previously, which shows how colorful these demon heads are, but this click was made on black & white film. This composition in monochrome makes me feel differently, as I'm no longer distracted by the bright colors and I'm drawn to the face, it's features and emotions.

I was pleasantly surprised by this scene because I didn't expect to find the demon heads inside someone's home in a window. These heads of clay are meant to keep the evil eye away and are commonly found placed on the exterior of the house.

Kishore Murthy