While on a trip to Bikaner in December 2013, Mumbai-based photographer Jay Weinstein spotted a man he decided not to shoot because he seemed too intimidating. However, the man later himself approached Weinstein asking to be clicked.
"‘Smile’, I called out. And he was transformed. His face radiated warmth, his eyes sparkled with a humor I had completely missed. Even his posture softened. I knew then what my next project would be," Weinstein wrote in a Facebook post.