Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India, sitting on the banks of the Ganges, millions flock there each year for the salvation thought to come from the holiest city in Hinduism. It was this that drew the Canadian portrait photographer Joey L to capture his latest series Holy Men, focusing the holy men that reside there and dedicate their entire lives in the pursuit of spiritual liberation. The stunning and exotic images – in Joey L’s typical fine art photography style – provides dramatic portraits that enables the viewer a powerful insight into the lives and spirit of India’s holiest men.

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