Inle Lake is a photographer’s paradise. A large body of freshwater situated at an altitude of 880 meters in Shan State in the north east of Myanmar. It is an extremely picturesque area with villages dotted all around the lake’s shoreline and even build on stilts in the lake. The local fishermen have a peculiar standing rowing technique and floating vegetable gardens guarantee an abundance of fresh produce for sale at daily markets that attract colourful tribes people from the surrounding hills.
I spent a lot of time on and around the lake photographing a chapter of my book, Burmese Light – Impressions of the Golden Land. With text by acclaimed author Tom Vater, Burmese Light captures the country as it emerges from decades in the shadow. Go to the books section of the website for more information.