A Monk and his World

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Raghavendra KS

Travel Portraits : I have always thought that a good Portrait should encapsulate the character and the livelihood of the person being captured, and not just the facial expressions. When I came across this Buddhist monk during my LEH old-town walk, the scene was perfectly poised for me to capture. I felt that the monk looking out of the window while his prayer books lay in front of him, gave a strong sense of retrospection in him. I felt that this picture could talk a lot without showing his face.

Location: LEH, Ladakh, India


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