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In India it is the belief that when a person passes, the soul reincarnates into new life. To start that process, the soul has to reunite with the elements as soon as possible,this happens through the ceremony of the air burial.


I have taken the kite, one of India’s biggest crazes, as a metaphor for this ritual. At first you can make out all the colors, decorations and the construction, when it rises the image becomes more and more blurry and eventually everything it all will become one.



Model: Cézanne Baijer

Photographer: Carlijn van Tankeren

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