13 Award Winning Photographers on Framing a Slice of Life
“I liked how the young monks in their red robes, added a dash of life and colour to the otherwise dull grey walls.”
I decided to spend the summer of 2014, documenting the life of monks at the Ki Monastery in Lahaul and Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh. Every evening, young monks were allowed some time off, which they spent playing. On one particular evening, the boys started giggling and chasing each other, and that was when I made the photograph. For me, the image signifies the true essence of spiritual practice that monks dedicate their life for, about living in the moment with fullest exuberance.
Listening to Your Thoughts
While some good images are a product of coincidences, the best photographs however, require careful planning, research and contemplation. Don’t run from place to place in search of great pictures. Instead, settle down, take time to let your creative expressions unfold and observe keenly without an anxiety to perform. The results can surprise you.