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Photo books capture the artist's passion for Myanmar
David Heath has been in sweet romance for six years. Myanmar, its paths and culture, its countryside and towns and above all its peoples were the subject of his passions. This was a photo studio that took him here for his first time. As every enthusiast, he wanted the whole wide globe to know his mistress and have the same feeling.
Rather than writing verses or serenades, he captured the countryside in pictures. During these six years David has rolled the rugged streets in ox cart, landed at distant airports, cobbled over cobblestones in Trishaw, and clang and shook on moves to catch and framed the charm of the countryside he likes.
"I was enthralled by Myanmar," he states. To Enchanted Spirit, which was unveiled on April 2 at Gallery 65 on Yaw Min Gyi Street and accompanies an exhibit of his photographs, which ended on April 4. "There are many who have not seen the beautiful and cultural landscape of the state.
David, a globetrotter, grew up in Southern California. Developing a careers in the field of environment technology, he found his real vocation as a professional fotographer after a journey to Europe in 1998, which he illustrates with images he took on the Canon AE-1, which his step-father gave him. The smiling faces of young novice children, the tranquil fresh Mandalay twilight and the heart-rending smiles of the Chin lady with the face Tattoo.
They underline the intimate relationship between the image and the artist, unaffected by any obtrusive suggestion of his being there. "One of my favorite places is Shan State, because of the scenery and its population. They' re the most wonderful men I've ever seen,' he said. "When I am connecting with the locals, I am feeling the feelings of charity, happiness and sympathy.
It' very worthwhile to get in touch with them. That' s why I wanted to show the whole wide globe how wonderful they are and how unbelievable their cultures are," he said. "Loving the land, caring for the local population, worrying about others and taking my sweetheart' s rest, I believe they know and have it.
I' m more of an artists than a photographer," said David, who has also travelled to Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Africa, Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, the Maldives, Indonesia and several Europe. Enchanted Spirit is available for $100 on the photographer's website, heathstudios.com, or at Gallery 65, 01-246317.