MARNIKARNIKA GHAT - INDIA by PREMGIT

MARNIKARNIKA GHAT - INDIA by PREMGIT

£395.00Price

Limited Edition Print (one of 30) size 60cm x 80cm.

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

 

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.

  • ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

    Manikarnika Ghat, Varanasi, India, 2016

    Manikarnika is the main place of cremation on the Ganges’ bank. It is believed that to die and be cremated here breaks the continuous cycle of death and re-birth, the spirit then free to move to the next plane of existence. The lone boat ‘hovering’ between river and sky could be the mythical ferryman.  The streaks you see in the sky are the result of making a mistake when I developed the negative. I was actually devastated when I looked at the roll of film….all ruined, and yet, this one frame looked as if it might yield something a bit different…..

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

    35mm negative taken with a Leica M6 and 35mm F1.4 leitz lens.