Dheeraj Kumar aka Silentstoryteller, born 1991, hails from Muzzaffarpur, Bihar and is a trained fashion designer turned photographer and artist. He aspires to define with his lenses, his personal approach towards life, beauty and art. Dheeraj is inspired by artists like Frida Kahlo, Robert Mapplethrope and Henry Moore. Anonymous male bodies have been a constant motif in his art. He uses the body as a canvas over which he experiments by superimposing different styles of ornamentations- ranging from botanical floral drawings to masks and markings inspired by the art of Rangoli. Dheeraj draws from his own experiences of the human body to represent it untethered by the burden of rigid gender conventions imposed by society and his own cultural upbringing. He currently divides his time between Bangalore and Bihar.