Menon has often been noted for her level of professionalism and discipline in the business, a trait that has allowed her to weather many of the profession’s ups and downs. One of the most important professional relationships a model can develop within the industry is by collaborating with a great fashion photographer, who can nurture their careers and help them gain more exposure. Christy Turlington’s career was launched by photographer Arthur Elgort, while both Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista became famous through Steven Meisel’s photographs. In Lakshmi Menon’s case it is the top Indian fashion photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta. They have developed a rapport over the years, which has produced some of Menon’s most striking images.
Clockwise Center: Menon, in a glamorous pose, is known for her strong gaze and chameleon like looks; Lakshmi stands out at most industry events in India for her lack of makeup and loose tops, usually paired with jeans; With photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta; Backstage preparations at the Fall 2008 Issey Miyake show; In Prada for French fashion publication Biba; A Polaroid shot of Menon; Menon in action at the beach on Thailand’s Koh Kood Island, being photographed by Prabuddha Dasgupta for the April 2008 issue of Vogue India.
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