SHIVRATRI MOUNT GIRNAR - INDIA by PREMGIT
Limited Edition Print - one of 30. Size 60cm x 80cm framed.
Silver gelatin print on Fomabrom baryta double-weight fibre-based paper.
35mm negative taken with a Leica M6 and 35mm F1.4 leitz lens.
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
Shivratri (the night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival in honour of the marriage of the God Shiva to Parvati. It also marks the start of spring and renewal.
It is quiet here in the early morning, but the sadhus (holy men) are
awake and sitting at the side of the road behind their fires. I was trying to photograph the two singers with peacock feathers on their heads who travel around India singing devotional songs, when a woman carrying a bucket of water walked into my picture….an unexpected gift.