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Fading Beauty
Photograph by William Albert Allard

Hand-painted billboards—once heavily used to promote big hits—loom outside artist Balkrishna Vaidya's studio in Mumbai. Vaidya had a thriving business before technology eclipsed this diminishing art form. Most of the huge and ubiquitous billboards in India's major cities are now made on computer-printed vinyl.

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Camera: Canon EOSN
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Ambient light mixed with on-camera strobe


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