The people of Kerala are some of the warmest and good natured of folk that I have ever had the privilege to meet. Many are poor and live simply in an area of India largely untouched by industrialisation or urban sophistication. The coastal villages retain a particular sense of charm and tradition, with people often living together in extended families. Rural seafronts are devoid of glamour or city complications and it was whilst visiting these communities that I captured the way people go about their daily lives and the dignity in which people conduct themselves (which is ever present, despite the hardships and abject poverty that so many face). Through engagement, dialogue and permission I have produced a simple, homogenous body of work, providing an insightful glimpse into both the nature and spirit of this coastal community.