Bothos presents Shan Shui Mountain/Water May 28 2013


Bothos presents Shan Shui Mountain|Water - An Exhibition of Landscapes by Basil Pao celebrating the release of his new book and the launch of a new series of Limited Edition Photographer Bag.

From November 30 to December 6, 2010, the Bothos Concept Store will morph into a gallery space and creative hub staging an exhibition of travel photographs by Basil Pao. Widely recognized for his collaborations with the BBC's Michael Palin, Pao is known for his arresting landscapes and images from across the globe. This show celebrates the publication of Pao’s new book ‘Shan Shui Mountain|Water’ and the launch of a new Photographer Bag Series by Bothos.

Several images in this exhibition emerged from journeys that Pao has shared with Michael Palin. In praise of the works in ‘Shan Shui Mountain|Water,’ Palin says in the foreword, "To look through this collection is to emphasize just how tiny we are in the great scheme of things, whilst at the same time feeling a sense of gratitude […] that there is room for us in this epic adventure."


‘Travel’ is also the founding inspiration for the Bothos world and concept, and so each collection begins with a new journey. Our new series of bags is inspired by the lifestyle of an itinerant photographer. Crafted in beautiful leather using the methods of veteran Italian leather masters, the Photographer Bag is designed to meet the needs of the modern-day explorer. A wanderer. A voyeur. A visionary. This is a man driven by wanderlust. His only accomplice —a camera.

The Photographer Bag series consists of small, medium and large size bags in deep black vegetable-tanned leather. Each bag comes replete with pockets and space dividers. Accompanying the bags are two lens covers of different sizes and tripod holder. The largest bag is also available in a military green coated-canvas and indigo cordura nylon.