Remembering That Time When We Were In BHUTAN 🇧🇹.
I met these 2 novice monks at a monastery called Phajoding, about 9km from Thimphu on the road, and another 3-hour hike up to 3,065m, where it is situated.
Phajoding currently houses just over 80 monks and is totally financed by the Government. Given the large numbers of Buddhist monasteries across the country, resources are therefore limited and due to this, the novice monks here live in the most basic of conditions. Many come from impoverished backgrounds and most are orphaned.
I spent a night at the monastery with a group of ultra-runners who had ran here, all the way from Thimphu. We slept on the floor in our sleeping bags and layers of clothes – some of us in the dining room and others in the classrooms.
By the time I captured this, they have already grown accustomed to my presence. I was therefore, able to make them laugh, and be less self-conscious in front of my camera. I love and treasure moments like these 💕💕!!
After a few hours and 40km’s through the arctic night trying to get away from Rovaniemi up and down the hills on a “granny-bike” (with all my gear) I ended up in this yard of a lonely, old abandoned house in the woods. At 2am this happened. This night was special but the temperature was +15 dg. celsius at the lowest in the late october in the arctic Finland and I could not stop thinking about it.
Standing tall against the elements. 🌧💨🌊 One of the reasons why I like long exposure photography is because it makes you appriciate more the things that don’t move. Take a look at all the cracks and curves created by the atlantic stormes that hit often here on the Faroe islands.