Piece description from the artist
One of twenty-five in a signed Limited Edition produced on Watercolor Smooth Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308, a 100% cotton rag artist's paper. There is a 1/4-inch border for matting. The print is signed on the back and numbered.
This is from my series of photographs during a trip to Vietnam the year before my daughter was born and was photographed exploring the countryside outside of Hoi An. I did this by bicycle.
Of course I had seen rice fields before having lived in the Philippines but riding a bike seemed to bring me closer the life that came from and went into tending these fields that seemed to go on forever.
When I saw this woman I stopped, fascinated by how meticulously she went through the field, how slowly she moved and thought how important this must be to her.
There was a reverence in her movement and indeed in her life most of us miss in our western world.
Skip Nall has been a photographer for what seems to him like forever. When he was about 12 years old, his father gave him an Argus Rangefinder 35mm camera, and he instantly fell in love with photography. A “few” years later, he was photographing advertising, corporate, and editorial assignments in Dallas, TX.
In 1995, American Airlines sent him to Germany to photograph a story on the popularity of the American cowboy there. It was his first trip to Europe, and it was eye-opening. He met people that really wanted to be American cowboys; these Germans were so enthralled with the idea that they even built replicas of Western towns. Later that year, American Airlines sent him France to photograph a story on wine. Going up into the French mountains to photograph wine chateaus was an exciting assignment. During this trip, Skip made his first visit to Paris and fell in love with La Ville-Lumière, The City of Light. While he was there, he decided to take a hiatus from advertising, take up residence, and concentrate on travel photography.
Skip has since returned to the U.S., but he still travels extensively, photographing the places and people he encounters along the way. He is also cofounder of the f8 School of Photography Workshops and teaches classes there ranging from basic photography to more advanced applications of HDR and Photoshop.