Stilt Fishermen of Weligama, Sri Lanka

I’ve been fascinated for years by these fishermen who balance on posts anchored in the sea to get their catch. I saw my uncle’s photographs of them 20 years ago, a long exposure twilight shot, and its been on my list ever since. I hung around for hours at dawn and dusk photographing the men, and managed to get some portraits shot as they headed home after their mornings work.

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fisherman at dawn, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fisherman at dawn, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fisherman at dawn, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Surfing, Weligama Bay, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Portrait of Stilt Fisherman, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dawn, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dawn, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Fresh coconut stall, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Fresh coconut stall, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

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