Author(s): Dan Eckstein
One unmistakable feature of the Indian highway is the presence of these brightly decorated trucks that ply the country's roads. The men who drive these trucks spend long hours on the road and can be away from their families for weeks at a time, so their trucks act as a second home and they take great pride in them. In Horn Please photographer Dan Eckstein travelled across India's byzantine and burgeoning road network documenting these elaborate trucks - representing a blinding mash up of new and old India.
Dan Eckstein is a photographer based in both Los Angeles and Brooklyn. Born and raised in western Massachusetts, Dan spent four years studying art at Skidmore College in the foothills of the Adirondacks. After graduation, he moved to New York City and landed a job assisting renowned Magnum photographer Steve McCurry and discovered a lifelong passion for travel and photography. Dan's work has since been published and exhibited in the United States and abroad. He was included in "The Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography" (Humble Arts Foundation, 2009) and was recently awarded Best Photo Essay in PDN's World In Focus photo contest.