Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009)

"The “bricoleur”[’s]. . . universe of instruments is closed and therules of his game are always to make do with “whatever is at hand.” . . . Further, the “bricoleur” also, and indeed principally, derives his poetry from the fact that he does not confine himself to accomplishment and execution: he “speaks” not only with things, as we have already seen, but also through the medium of things: giving an account of his personality and life by the choices he makes between the limited possibilities. The “bricoleur” may not ever complete his purpose but he always puts something of himself into it."
—Claude Lévi-Strauss



Some portraits from earlier this year for a Tehelka editorial...

Sooni, 2009

Kiran, 2009

Kalki, 2009