Arts and Culture Black and White Portrait Street Travel Menacing June 25, 2014 Menacing Naga Sadhu | Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Read more: Sadhu Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #India#Sadhu#Uttar Pradesh#Varanasi Post navigation ← Up in the morning Portrait of actor Suriya → 108 thoughts on “Menacing” Comment navigation Newer Comments → Incredible capture – you can almost “hear” the stories of his journey through this lifetime etched in his face! :) Reply ↓ Wow, Joshi! :-) Reply ↓ Everytime I see a pic of Naga Sadhu’s its a feeling of mixed emotions. Incredible capture. Reply ↓ Awesome! Reply ↓ Oh wow his face has much character love it! Reply ↓ Thank you, Joshi. You show me things I can’t imagine ever seeing in my life if not for your photos. I’ll be studying this one more. It’s remarkable. Reply ↓ Lovely portrait joshi. The eyes of the sadhu really are fiery. Was he mad at you when u were taking his photograph? And i am curious!! Who is a naga sadhu!? Reply ↓ Full of interest! Reply ↓ A bit out of the ordinary, I’d say! Reply ↓ Wow ! Great :) Reply ↓ captured the emotions in its full form…kudos Reply ↓ What did you do to get that look from him? Reply ↓ Great captured Reply ↓ Wow, great shot ! Reply ↓ Brilliant. Reply ↓ I love the way you capture the emotions in eyes… Reply ↓ looks irritated too…… Nice shot Reply ↓ Another home run….great shot..:-) Reply ↓ Terrific pic :) Reply ↓ His eyes may look more questioning than menacing because his mouth looks so kind!?! Hmmmm. Reply ↓ A beauty! debatable if he look menacing though Reply ↓ Very intense eyes… super portrait shot, Joshi… Reply ↓ i feel like the Naga Sadhu is knowing all about me…like he can see through me and i don’t find him menacing at all. Perhaps if i was there i would’ve started crying… looking at ur shots makes me wish…so many wishes. :) :) :) Reply ↓ Extraordinary portrait! Reply ↓ A very good portrait of this man. Reply ↓ Excellent photograph! At first glance, he does look menacing. But when I look closely, he appears more concerned than menacing. Reply ↓ Cool capture. He looks really menacing Reply ↓ i hope he does not hear what you said :) he might get offended Reply ↓ Very effective shot in black and white. Excellent capture. Reply ↓ Superb capture!! Reply ↓ I jumped back from the screen as this image appeared. I think your title captures the essence of this incredible photo. Reply ↓ So many wonderful lines– in his face, in his hair. Great portrait, Joshi! Reply ↓ beautiful capture! Reply ↓ great portrait…awesome stuff as always Reply ↓ Love the detail! Reply ↓ fantastic portrait!! Reply ↓ Intense !… Hey Joshi..read your interview @ BlogAdda…congrats…. :-) Reply ↓ A truly wonderful shot! Reply ↓ Wow, a confronting gaze Joshi, fantastic! Reply ↓ I am often in awe of your work. This is a powerful capture and still I sense a sadness coming from him. Thank you for sharing. Reply ↓ Emotions captured well :) Reply ↓ Sure looks menacing to me… Great picture… Reply ↓ I looked at your other photos of Sadhus, very interesting . I tried to see him in another way than menacing and he looks like he is thinking about something or taking on the suffering of the world. Do you talk to these people before taking their photo?This is an interesting sect. Reply ↓ Awesome work Joshi !!! Reply ↓ A very intense face you captured. It could be considered angry, as well. Your photo describes him without words. GREAT !!!! Reply ↓ Amazing photo! Reply ↓ excellent capture! I love that you got almost all of his beard. That must be hard for him to keep clean all the time. And obviously in this picture it is not! hehe. Reply ↓ I read more, I see that he puts ashes on his body, must be a religious ritual. Very interesting Reply ↓ A beautiful portrait it is. Reply ↓ GOrgeous! Reply ↓ very apt title – my first words – woah! Reply ↓ Not a guy to mess with… excellent image. Reply ↓ Seems there are a thousand years in this man’s face. Very nice shot. Reply ↓ Hope you ran after clicking ;) Sure looks mencaing! Reply ↓ Awesome click….. Reply ↓ Ominous! Reply ↓ Did you ask his permission before taking the photo? Amazing shot :) Reply ↓ Very perfect. Reply ↓ Absolutely impressive portrait! Works very well as B&W. Reply ↓ One more of those excellent black&white portraits of Joshi! I see a suspicious and not a menacing look though Reply ↓ Lot of detailes in facial expression. To me Naga sadhu represents liberation. Reply ↓ Very nice shot…..great work Reply ↓ superb capture Reply ↓ Nice click…very dramatic. Reply ↓ Fabulous portrait Joshi! Reply ↓ Beautiful <3 Reply ↓ wow! As always…love the shot! Reply ↓ Menacing & beautiful Reply ↓ Reblogged this on ckbooksblog and commented: I’m not sure what the story is behind this guy, but I’d like to know what it is! Reply ↓ That expression you’ve captured is gold. : ) Great photo, joshi. Also, why do you give such controversial titles? :p *runs* Reply ↓ What a capture man! Reply ↓ Brilliant portrait! That menacing look. Reply ↓ Excellent portrait. Reply ↓ Menacing is right. Reply ↓ Great portrait, intense eyes! Reply ↓ Great shot Joshi. Reply ↓ another winner portrait! Reply ↓ his face shows a rich sense of suffering Reply ↓ there is a story on that face that needs to be told … ! Reply ↓ Wonderful capture. Reply ↓ Wow … menacing indeed Reply ↓ beautiful portrait… disagreeing eyes.. Reply ↓ Primordial, powerful – Reply ↓ Wow ! Impressive ! Reply ↓ What a great portrait :) Reply ↓ A very complex face–great capture Reply ↓ Amazing capture. Loving your blog – saw in the about section that you also enjoy trance music, coffee and travelling? The best things in life! Reply ↓ Very powerful image, love it, well done! Reply ↓ Well done! Reply ↓ An amazing & inspiring image! Reply ↓ Love this shot!! Reply ↓ Intensity is beautifully captured Reply ↓ Your portraiture is always breathtaking, and often thought-provoking as well. Menacing? World-weary perhaps, and wise. But definitely stern :) Reply ↓ Stunning detail! And the light illuminating his face is so beautiful! Well done! :) Reply ↓ you create such incredible, evocative portraits- bravo! Reply ↓ Very nice portraits you have here. I don’t see that look as menacing but the typical serious look you sometimes get with elders in that part of the world. Reply ↓ Impressive! Reply ↓ Great captured! Reply ↓ I have wondered how approachable the Sadhu are. This man certainly does look like he prefers his own company. Another great portrait, Joshi. Reply ↓ Hardly menacing. Simply stunning, Josh! Reply ↓ Comment navigation Newer Comments → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Basic HTML allowed.