The best part about visiting the local studio for a passport sized photo or for getting some prints is looking at the photographs on display. It's a reflection of the life and aspirations of the neighbourhood. Across the country, these are usually the mandatory photographs to attract customers, and in the following order.
1. Infants and kids
2. Young girls and models
4. Bollywood star portraits and their visit to a local event
5. Retouched and restored portraits of an earlier generation
6. A local politician
The above picture was shot in a studio in Malad (W) and as you can see the aspiration is clearly Karan Johar and Star Plus. Also, look at the Muslim couple in the background.
For comparison sake, here are a couple of photographs from the wall of a studio in a lower-middle class part of JC Nagar, Bangalore.