DescriptionThe Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai, India. At the ghat 10,000 workers wash over 1,000,000 pieces of clothing a day, by hand, each individual standing in the soapy water near their washing stone for up to 16 hours. The dhobi ghat is one of the largest examples of this profession in the world and it is finding itself at the center of a a John Henry-esque story of man versus machine is unfolding in this rapidly growing city of over 18 million people.
Welcome to the Imagekind gallery of photographer & intrepid adventurer, Jonathan Kingston. Jonathan is a contributing photographer to the National Geographic Image Collection currently based in Bend, Oregon. Since 2002 he has been traveling the globe, making images of our world that have appeared in various publications including National Geographic, Geo Saison and The New York Times. Jonathan also teaches a number of photographic workshops around the country, has authored Photoshop CS4 Basics and Beyond, an instructional DVD on Photoshop and was faculty of India's first photographic college, Light & Life Academy, for two years. Jonathan specializes in travel, underwater and adventure photography, which dovetail with his passions of seeing the world, diving and spending time in the world’s wild places. When not working, Jonathan likes to spend his time rock climbing, surfing and snowboarding.
"Greetings! As a climber, diver, adventurer, photographer, storyteller, I feel passionately about my vocation and I want my images out in the world! This particular set is some of my favorites from my travels around the globe and nothing makes me happier than sharing the excitement I experienced when pressing the shutter. Thanks to technology you can experience this excitement by visiting this website, or for an offline experience, purchasing a print. I am well aware that in the fine art world, traditional galleries price many people out of the market. Indeed, if I were to offer the images on this site via a brick and mortar gallery, they would easily sell for $1000 - $3000 depending on size and framing. Thanks to my partnership with ImageKind, I am able set my own markup - which I have endeavored to keep as low as possible so that you can afford to enjoy my photography on your walls.
Prints are available in a range of sizes from approximately 10 to 48 inches on the long side, and are available on both photographic paper and canvas, framed or unframed. I am slowly rolling out this service, so if you see an image on my website or blog, but don’t see it in the storefront, please drop me an email and I will add it to the site for sale." — Jonathan Kingston