TIFA 2021 People / Family

I Bagnanti Di Senigallia

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Family
  • Photographer
    Robin Yong
  • Agency / Studio
  • Technical Info
    100mm Fixed Lens, 1/100, F/2.8, Iso 400
  • Photo Date

Let's go to the beach....a little sand between the toes always take away the woes... i Bagnanti di Senigallia (The Bathers of Senigallia) is a whimsical street photo done on the side streets of Venice during the Venice Carnevale. The Venice Carnevale is characterised by masked costumers but local Italians actually prefer costumes with painted faces. But wait...Their clothing look really thick and bathing suits made of…wool? In the 1920s, the idea of going to the beach and actually getting into the water to swim was still new. Functionality in swimwear was not as important as fashion.

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful.