Image: Tobbe Malm
The Lohar blacksmiths of Chomo in Rajasthan
Tangled cables snake through the air, and small fires fail to fully dispel the apparent gloom of the small smithy. The smell of ash and molten metal mixes with the scent of baking bread. This is not just a workshop; this is where a group of blacksmiths and their children live. In total, there are 40 of them.
Here, in the village of Chomo, deep in the state of Rajasthan in northwest India, Swedish-born photographer Tobbe Malm could not be farther away from his own home in Norway.