Front Walkover, Kolkata 2023

Front Walkover, Kolkata 2023

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I was on a busy street in the bazaar when this kid came somersaulting, hand springing, and cartwheeling towards me. He struck a landing right in front of my tripod and asked if I would photograph him doing his routine. 

“It’s too crowded here,” I explained.

“I know a place not too much crowded,” he offered.

We walked down a side street, then into a maze of lanes and came to a place with good light that opened into a wide paved section at a hard left then hard right turn. The place was being used as a neighborhood refuse dump complete with a sweeper’s cart, broom and pan. The boy immediately began his routine, springing his way through the trash when I stopped him and said I wouldn’t photograph unless he cleaned the place.  After the boy swept and shoveled all the trash into the sweepers cart and I hauled it out of the frame, I set my shutter on rapid burst and caught this moment.

Prints are on Hahnemuhle heavyweight (315 gsm) 100% archival cotton “Photo Rag Baryta” paper, using archival inks and archival spray coating. They have a 200-year life expectancy before any deterioration of the print will be observed when stored, handled, and displayed under archival conditions.

What is often called “Gallery Wrap Canvas” is a fine art inkjet (Giclee) print on canvas, with printed edges to wrap around a wooden stretcher frame, like a painting. With canvas prints, your print image is still the same size, but given a "wrap effect" around the edges to account for the thickness of the stretcher. Canvas can be rolled and shipped with no effect to the print. Your local framing shop should be able to mount the canvas to stretchers at a fraction of the cost of traditional framing, making for an overall more economical way to get fine art on your wall. The canvas is printed to wrap around a 1-inch stretcher (1.5 inches on larger sizes). Specifications will be provided with your order. Feel free to contact us if you need guidance with your canvas order.

John prints, titles, dates, and signs all of his photos.

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