TOKYO-2020 People / Life Style

Cloud Kingdom

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Life Style
  • Company
    Kolkin Fine Art Photography
  • Photographer
    Jon Kolkin
  • Technical Info
    Variable Settings. No Artificial Lighting Or Staged Photographs.
  • Photo Date
    2011-2019 (ongoing project)

(Thimphu Dzongkhag, Bhutan) At a remote Bhutanese monastery high in the Himalayas, the early morning hours often provide an opportunity for magical experiences. After crawling out from under a warm blanket and stretching my stiff body, I go outside, bracing myself against the cold mountain air, and fill my lungs with the crisp, fresh mountain air. Frequently the landscape is engulfed in clouds, creating an ethereal setting. A sense of tranquility washes over me when in this cloud kingdom. I often shake my head in disbelief, grateful for the privilege to be in this monks’ sanctuary.