Piece description from the artist
A beautiful cityscape of a small town named Nako, a place that sits deep in the Himalayan Mountains at just north of 12,000 feet in the Spiti Valley. The town runs adjacent to Nako Lake, a sacred body of water personally blessed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It is also a place home to the very large footprint of Padmasambhava.
All photography available in sizes different from the original upon request.
Ryan Mitchell brings you the world—from Himalayan mountain villages to Haitian streets. His photography is an attempt to bring “home” that which is exotic and seemingly unreachable, while showcasing the common humanity and shared existence between cultures near and abroad. He hopes that, through his imagery, viewers can see themselves among the mountains, the smiles, the agriculture, and the human experience and thus foster a collective reality across myriad cultural divides.
Ryan wears many hats: full-time firefighter paramedic, anthropologist, world traveler, humanitarian (he served in Haiti two weeks after the 2010 earthquake), musician, and photographer. He most recently took the grand prize as well as the prize for landscape photography in the USF World International Photography Competition.