Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? ~ Pablo Picasso
I am always puzzled when people ask me on what sort of photographer am I? And, before I could even finish answering that question … they’ll start pushing me into another question … do you shoot weddings? I guess everybody with a camera shoot wedding these days.
Not that I don’t shoot weddings. I do. I shoot weddings too if the price worth my effort. It seemed that everybody wanted a piece of a photographer. They expect diamond but paying peanuts. Charging as low as RM500 to cover for a wedding is crazy. With the amount of effort, time and gears used to shoot the lovely groom and bride for a few hours … I think it is just cruelty and an insult to even consider offering that to a photographer.
Me … I tried my best not to negotiate with my potential customer, pay me on how much my work worth to you but bear in mind that I know how much I am worth.
Pose 1: A sadhu that we met at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal
Okay! back to my story for today. As at now … I am still obsessed with photographing human face. This is a series of photos that I took of a Sadhu in Kathmandu, Nepal.
He has a very long hair that he can even wear it as a turban. He has an amazing personality, charming and smiled politely during an hour of our photo session. Fyi, as you walk through the back lane of the temple you will stumble into a few sadhus that gather freely around the area. We spotted him and wanted to take his picture. And yes … it was not free.
Sharing some of his poses here.
Pose 2: Capturing him in frames within frames
Pose 3: Trying different angles that show his crown aka hairs
Pose 4: He is a bit relax here with a hint of smile hidden under his mustache. Maybe he is amused by my antics
Pose 5: Rapunzel … Rapunzel … let down your hair
Pose 6: Namaste! My favorite pose of all
I love the earthy tone if his skin, his hair and his emotion shown on each poses. These pictures are a keeper moment for me. Gorgeous face …
Bye for now.