These Piercing Images of Holy Men Will Leave You Mesmerized

 - Aug 10, 2014
References: offset & featureshoot
These candid images of holy men in Pushkar, India were taken by award-winning travel, portrait and landscape photographer Brian Hodges. Having traveled to over 50 countries to capture landscapes and faces, Hodges genuinely tries to photograph things that move him the and people he feels a connection with -- which is how he started taking images of sadhus or holy men in a Hindu pilgrimage site -- sadhus let go of earthly goods and luxury to find enlightenment.

What makes this photo series so captivating is that Hodges photographs his subjects with a blank backdrop so that any cultural or geographical barriers are removed and all that remains are the mesmerizing colors of holy men's saffron robes and their piercing and thoughtful gazes.