Man in Kashmir
Man in Kashmir
Kashmir, India, March 2010
During a brief stay on a decrepit houseboat outside of Srinagar, India with electricity that cut out everyday from 4:00pm - 10:00 pm and temperatures hovering around freezing, vendors would paddle by on water-logged boats at all hours of the day and night selling clay pots and jewelry. The man in this photograph was perched on the front of his boat and paddled closer and closer to where we were seated on the patio. After noticing I was taking photos of him, he paddled to within a distance so that I was able to turn my camera around and show him the photos that I had taken on the display screen. He smiled, then reached out and tried to peel the image off of the display, off of the camera. Aside from the obvious language barrier, there was no way to communicate to him that the image was digital; all ones and zeros; that it was quite literally trapped within the camera. We both felt stuck and I didn't want him to feel taken advantage of, so we took the memory card to an internet café and printed off a 5x7 in hopes of giving it to him the next time he paddled by. Though, we didn't see him again before we left, we gave the photo to the owners of the houseboat in hopes that they could pass it along.
- Only three editions available.
- Each edition signed by the artist.
- 30x45 archival print.
- Printed on premium fuji deep matte paper.
- Gallery white frame available upon request.