I photographed the India U-17 football team in the run-up to the U-17 Football World Cup being held in India.
The brief was to shoot portraits of the entire team, the coach+support staff and document an entire practice session of the team.
I felt privileged to witness the discipline and determination that professional athletes train with. Even though these boys were on the cusp of adulthood and were still coming to terms with their own prowess and skill, many already had very strong personalities. It was so exciting that one of them may well go on to become the captain of the Indian football team.
This story is featured in the October, 2017 issue. You can read the abridged version here