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About this series

Their peaceful life surrounded by unspoiled nature is mesmerizing. It's no surprise that Inle Lake is called the Asian Venice. The place is a must see when you come to Myanmar. They call themselves Intha which means ‘Children of the Lake.' They build stilt houses on water, grow vegetables on floating gardens, and fish in a traditional way, unchanged for the last eight centuries. They balance on one leg and weave fabrics for sarongs and dresses using fibers of lotus, a symbol of purity of mind.

These artworks are made with my artistic merit and vision earned from 7 years of my photography journey and I would like to share the best artworks as NFTs for my collectors.

Zay Yar Lin


I was born in Taungdwingyi, Myanmar, a country where a lot of beautiful places exist. I've been into photography since 2014. I'm currently working as a Captain of the ship and I spent most of my time traveling during my vacation time. My passion is to document people, landscapes, culture and relation between them. I mainly focus on daily life, portraits and culture; images that tell stories of people and sense of the places. I always seek the moment and light in capturing travel images and try to use my photographic instinct to turn ordinary to extraordinary. As a photographer, my objective is to witness the moment and record the human stories. I believe photography can capture powerful story telling images and inspire us to make a positive change in our world.

I'm a lifetime member of Myanmar Photographic Society and I have won two times Best Photographer of the Year in Myanmar. I've won numerous National and International Awards including major awards from Nikon and Sony throughout the years. My photos have been published in National Geographic Magazine, Digital Camera Magazine and other international photography books and magazines. I have showcased my works at many exhibitions across the world.