Professional photographers love Sri Lanka, and with good reason: great light, a wealth of fantastic locations, and the chance for a bit of terrific R&R on the side.
York Place Studios in the UK recently paid us a visit, and left with an outstanding portfolio of street-photography images shot on a Fuji X-Pro 2 and the XF23mm lense.
They note on their blog: “Each year we make multiple short excursions to cities across the world to see what we can find on the streets and one big, extended trip to give us a chance to really try and find the essence and soul of a particular city, country or culture.
“When, during some pretty extensive research, we came by chance upon a film about Sri Lanka we became quickly intoxicated by the colours, diversity and history of this little Island off the south coast of India and we knew immediately it was a place we just had to explore through our lenses.”
They particularly loved “the extraordinary ancient temples, statues and churches of the many and varied religions (all celebrated together in complete harmony), to the mixed Indian and British heritage and ever-changing landscapes to the warm, welcoming and soulful people…”.
Highlights included the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations, “an impromptu Yorkshire Vs Sri Lanka cricket and football match with some local children” and the incredible contrasts between “the beautiful, serene beaches and the bustling markets where you couldn’t even move for people, tuk-tuks, carts, buses and free-roaming chickens!”
We’ve included a few of the images in this post. Click here for more.