This picture was taken during an art event at Unit 15 along this same stretch of Lorong 24A. The photographer is Eddie Sung. Eddie is a famous and well-respected photographer who takes photos of rock artistes. I remember his one-click philosophy of phototaking. He
sees, he thinks and he waits until the perfect moment and he takes only one shot and . . . it’s the perfect shot. Unlike me, I shoot thousands of them to get one lucky break.
The monk in the picture is Reverend Bhante, the abbot of the Buddhist Library across the road. I brought him to see Eddie’s work and I then took pictures of them as Eddie slowly brought him around explaining every picture to Bhante. Bhante is quite a cool monk. He digs rock music and photography (besides Tibetan Thangkas). So I could not resist the caption. Sorry Bhante . . . hope this does not spoil your spiritual journey.
Now for the free plug on Eddie Sung. Please check out his work at http://www.eddie-sung.com (or better still, visit his gallery).