Inle Lake (Myanmar)fishermen have a curious and unique rowing style, which consists of standing on one leg on the extreme of the boat and wrapping their other leg around the the oar. The reason for this way of paddling is because there are many reeds and water plants in the lake, and if they row sitting down in the boat they can’t see them. Standing on the end of the boat they have a great view and can lead the way better. Also, they have their hands free to collect the net whilst propelling the boat.
AUTHOR: LUIS MARÍA BARRIO SPAIN
I was born in Logroño (Spain) in 1974.
I began to feel attracted by photography since I was very young, but it was not until 2002 that I did a beginner course, discovering then most classic authors.
I put aside the world of photography for some years and I dedicated myself to travel around the world until, in 2009, I started “to lose my time”, by the hand of digital photography, deepening in the knowledge of the new techniques offered by this new era.
From then on, my two great passions became inseparable to such an extent that I do not know if I travel to take pictures or I take pictures to travel.
I consider photography as an artistic way to express my creativity and, at the same time, to show the world around us. I feel comfortable taking Portrait, and Social and Travel Photography, but always under a creative glance. I am very interested in framing and composition, and I always try to give greater importance to the plasticity and harmony of my images, but above all, to the emotions that these images can transmit.
I have been participating in several national competitions since late 2009, and since 2012 in international exhibitions sponsored by FIAP (Federation In ternationale de l´Art Photographique), PSA (Photographic Society of America), ISF (Image Sans Frontière), UPI (United Photographers International) and IAAP (International Association of Art Photographers), having achieved 527 awards by now in more than 50 countries.