The monk with a camera

A boy, born into a family of wealth and fashion, chose to lead a simple life but continued his passion for photography.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/06/20
By: Juvina Lai, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Born into a wealthy family and a son of an American diplomat, he is now the first Tibetan monk photographer from the west.

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]

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