LEG ROWERS - INLE LAKE, BURMA by PREMGIT

LEG ROWERS - INLE LAKE, BURMA by PREMGIT

£150.00Price

Limited Edition print (1 of 30). 40cm x 50cm.

 

Premgit has been a photographer for over 30 years and for the last 25 years has solely concentrated on making fine black and white prints using film and traditional darkroom techniques. He has a deep love for the creative processes involved in producing images of excellence in this medium which in turn has led to his work being published in books and magazines worldwide.

 

Silver gelatin print on Fomabrom baryta double-weight fibre-based paper.

Silver gelatin print on Fomabrom baryta double-weight fibre-based paper.

35mm negative taken with a Leica M6 and 90mm F2 leitz lens.

  • ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

    Leg Rowers, Inle Lake, Burma, 2007

    Using the leg to grip the oar is a skill learnt in childhood, enabling the use of both hands to position the cone shaped net. The leg rowers and their families live all around the perimeter of the lake in what are called floating villages. To build their houses and grow vegetables, soil is taken from the bank and deposited in the lake to make a platform island which is then pinned down with long poles.