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Intha Fishermen, Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

Waking up in the (freezing) pre-dawn hours and heading out in the mirror-like calm waters of the Inle lake, one is rewarded with the beautiful silhouettes of the Intha fishermen as they cast their big nets and row using their unique style – with the legs. This technique of standing up holding a long paddle […]

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November 13, 2012 - 6:01 pm

Arif - Thank you very much for taking the time to write a comment. I am happy you liked these.

October 16, 2012 - 9:14 am

nuzhat aziz - These are wonderful. The first one in particular. These seem low contrast to me, but that may be my laptop display. Great work!

August 19, 2012 - 10:58 am

Arif - Thank you very much and I am flattered that you feel as such. To see and photograph Inle Lake with its proud fishermen holding on to their traditions was a very special experience for me and I am happy if my photographs could do a little justice to the beauty that existed there. Thank you again and I wish you many wonderful trips back to Inle and I hope you will remember me. I too hope to go back again.

August 7, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Deirdre - I read your comments about travelling with Steve Mc Curry and wondered why you thought you needed his teaching. Perhaps you taught him a thing or two on that trip, your images are beautiful, in fact the most beautiful I’ve seen of fishermen on the lake. I will return after 20 years and your pictures are truly an inspiration to go back

May 12, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Norman Choi - Absolutely stunning images Arif! I am wondering if there is any chance I can ask you for a bigger size file of photo #1 so that I can print a copy and hang it my dinning room.