Dragon Boat Moored at Night
Fine Art Print
2019, Open Edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing.
"The Duanwu, or Dragon Boat Festival, is a Chinese traditional holiday," explains William. "One story of the origin of the festival involves the death of the great poet Qu Yuan. During his exile, he could not bear the thought of his home country being conquered by the State of Qin. So he drowned himself in the river. The race originates from the idea of the people who rowed their boats to save Qu Yuan after he drowned himself. Here is a dragon boat docked at night with the city's Pagoda lit up behind it."
Lincoln, New Hampshire
William Dickman's work as a marine engineer takes him across the world, where he captures dramatic photographs with his mobile studio. William’s collection features architecture and nature in Asia, Europe, and across America, as well as a look into the deep night sky. On learning his craft, William recalls, "my wife had a camera which had languished on the shelf for a decade, until I picked it up and became determined to master it. I found resources online to help learn the technical aspects of photography, and listened to interviews with photographers on podcasts such as "The Candid Frame" to gain an appreciation of the philosophical aspects of the craft." When not making art, he sails as an engineering officer aboard US flagged merchant vessels and serves in the US Naval Reserve.