The young monk was carving a statue

Monk carving

Shot at a Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

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When I came to a courtyard of the temple, I saw some young monks sitting on the ground. They were just carving a wooden statue there. The young man in this photo was one of them. The courtyard was also used as a studio. What he was making seemed to be a deity called Hanuman.

The statues would be sold to the tourist and contributed to the temple. Besides, he could accumulate virtues.

When I focused on him, he stopped working and looked at my camera with a smile.

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PHOTO DATA

No

7290

Shooting Date

Jan 2008

Posted On

February 27, 2013

Modified On

January 17, 2020

Place

Luang Prabang, Laos

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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