This is my first attempt to make and bind my own book. Bound using traditional Chinese bookbinding technique, this experiment has freed me from the pressures and preconceptions of what a photography book should and should not be. For me it is the next natural stage in the photographic process whereby I will create books as objects in the genre of artists’ books. The use of red is to signify the blood of Gandhi, spilled in order for India to gain its freedom.

Further images from the “SALT” project can be seen at www.parchai.com