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Tibetan man on a motorcycle smoking

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As I walked the bustling streets of a Tibetan region in China, I came across a striking image of modernity and tradition in this black and white street photograph. A Tibetan man on a motorcycle caught my eye, his distinct features and traditional clothing contrasting with the modern vehicle he rode. The man was smoking a cigarette, adding a layer of mystery and intrigue to the scene.

The photograph captures the man's weathered face, accentuated by the deep lines and shadows that add depth and character to the image. The black and white composition emphasizes the contrasting textures of the man's attire, from the intricate patterns of his hat to the smooth, sleek surfaces of the motorcycle. The cigarette smoke adds a layer of moodiness and drama to the scene, creating a sense of intrigue and mystery.

The image represents the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition that is characteristic of many Tibetan communities, as they navigate the complexities of contemporary society while preserving their rich cultural heritage. The man's expression captures a sense of contemplation and stoicism, as he takes a moment to pause amid the chaos of the urban landscape.

This evocative black and white street photograph offers a glimpse into the unique and multifaceted culture of the Tibetan people, showcasing the beauty and complexity that can be found in the most unexpected moments. The image serves as a visual ode to the people of Tibet, their history, and their ongoing struggles to preserve their way of life in a rapidly changing world.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2015

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, plus 2 artist proofs, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

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Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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