A fascinating story from the BBC:
In 2014, Ketaki Sheth, an award-winning Indian photographer, began shooting portraits of visitors to the Jagdish Photo Studio in Manori, a coastal village in the western state of Maharashtra.
She says she stumbled across it – “wedged between a hardware store and a grain depot” – by chance.
“I poked my head in and saw a bright blue stool against a diaphanous cascading red backdrop,” she told the BBC by email.
“That was it. I was hooked.”