This is a work in progress inspired by my grandfather, Hussein - a farmer I never met.
The series was born in 2010 after I came across an article on the epidemic of farmer suicides in rural India. It affected me deeply. Perhaps because my own grandfather was a farmer. At the time, I had been to India once & I struggled to understand suicide. India struck me as a place where people worked hard to survive in order to avert death.
"I'll Die For You" is my homage to a demanding & disappearing way of life. Exploring the intimate bond between man & land, it is intended as sentimental, transportive, melancholic & passionate.