A boy, born into a family of wealth and fashion, chose to lead a simple life but continued his passion for photography.
By: Juvina Lai, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Nicholas Vreeland is the son of an American diplomat and grandson of Diana Vreeland, the legendary editor of Vogue magazine.
Born into a family of fashion, Nicholas grew up seeing the world of fashion and was trained to be an elegant man: suit pockets to be kept clean and placed with white handkerchief, shoes to be shining bright. Who would have thought after several years he would go on to become a Buddhist monk.
Most interesting is that he is the first one among the Tibetan Buddhists from the west.
From the age of 13, Nicholas had a keen interest in photography. He would borrow cameras to practice his skills, which he got from his talented grandmother. At the age of 15 he began assisting a famous photographer. [FULL STORY]