Nomading Photographer Captures the Peaceful Beauty of Young Monks

Engineer and photographer Marcelo Castro has a passion for traveling that he expresses through magnificent images. Working full time as a tech engineer, his specialized profession has taken him around the planet, and it jump-started his enduring relationship with photography.

The creative undertaking, through began due to travel, has changed how Castro approaches new areas. "I have discovered that photography frequently provides the motivation to research areas I normally would not go in whether I'd not typically like, at times daily that I would usually rather be sleeping," he writes. "The outcome is that my photography takes me to dramatic moments that I might not see differently."


The people Castro struck in Old Bagan left a lasting impression on him.

"I experienced an unknown feeling, something I have never felt everywhere but in the home," he recalls. "I didn't need to leave. For [a] while I attempted to figure it out why." "The folks defined every portion of the location for me. They created the surroundings of peace and calm that made me wish to remain there."

This attitude is exemplified in many pictures depicting Old Bagan, Myanmar. Many decades back, Castro ventured into the early city where he struck a group of young monks. There, he captured stunning portrait pictures showcasing the boys studying in a pagoda. One of the dirt floor and weathered brick walls, they rely upon sunlight as it flows through the construction. The effect casts a gentle glow on the compositions and complements the silent, contemplative monks.