The Buddha project
The goal of the Buddha Project was to find and photograph some of the most unique and beautiful Buddha statues throughout Asia: those that are unique in color, decay or texture, and have something that set them apart. This 6,000 mile journey led me through six countries, forty-two cities and nineteen caves. Here are seven of my favorite Buddhas, in the order I photographed them. After arriving in some of these magnificent locations, I just sat and cleared my mind to take it all in … a sense of real serenity.
BUDDHA COVERED WITH MONKEYS
The setting in Lopburi, Thailand, is what really enticed me to photograph this beautiful Buddha. The monkeys added an extra element.
Just outside Mandalay, Myanmar, this was on the top of my list for statues to photograph: the colors, the lighting, the textures. It is everything all in one. The tranquility this cave resonated was truly remarkable. I joined a group of locals for meditation in the far corner of the cave.
See the complete set of photos in Volume 2, Issue 1
Photo essay by Josh Bulriss
September 02, 2017
September 01, 2017
August 01, 2017