More of Matt Atkin’s painterly photographs – this time, from Mumbai

Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai

Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai

Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai

Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai Matt Atkin's painterly photos of Mumbai

I doubt many people who visit Mumbai take time out of their business or holiday schedule to photograph boats, but my brother Matt Atkin did so, and the results he came back with more than justify taking his beloved Leica down to the waterfront.

Quite a few of these shots would look well on an artist’s easel. Many thanks Matt! I’ll put some more of these photos up in the next few days.

There are many things to find in these shots but I’m struck by the craft, many of which have the tubby quality that’s typical of many beach boats including  those of the UK.

For more of Matt’s photos, click here (Vietnam), here (Vietnam), here (Thailand), here (Hong Kong), here (Hong Kong), here (Hong Kong), here (New Zealand) and here (New Zealand). It’s getting to be quite a collection.

 

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More of Matt Atkin’s spectacular photos of Phillipines beach boats

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Brother Matt Atkin has sent me more of his wonderful photos of the boats of the Phillipines. As usual, click on the large and small thumbnails for a much bigger image.

Click here to see a post including a small earlier selection of his shots from the Phillipines in which I drew attention to the close resemblance between these craft and the ones that Folkard drew in the mid-19th century. A reprint of Folkard’s classic book Sailing boats from around the world is available from Amazon.

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines Matt Atkin's photos of the boats of the Phillipines

Photographer Matthew Atkin in Thailand

Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand

Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand

Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand

Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand

Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand

Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand Matthew Atkin boat photos from Thailand

Matt Atkin’s photos from Thailand

I never cease to be amazed by my brother Matthew Atkin’s beautiful photos of boats in the Far East.

It seems amazing and wonderful that Western and Eastern water craft should still be so different  in a globalised and homogenous era, and also given that the physics of water, the technology available for powering craft, and many of the materials available for boatbuilding are often the same or at least similar.

These latest photos from Thailand make the point. Check out the stylish young men, the older couple fishing, the elegant small canoes, the curvaceous pleasure boats and, perhaps most remarkable of all, the ferry with its astonishing truck motor balanced on what looks like a precarious pole and with a vicious-looking straight prop arrangement. I’ve seen photos of smaller craft set up like this, but this is much bigger than anything I’ve come across up to now.

Thanks bruv!

See more of Matt’s photos from Hong Kong and Vietnam.