The Monk and his Faith
Black and white are the two faces of every man, coexisting in eternal opposition as darkness and light. Wearing black, the monk should never forget that he lives in darkness, in which he is the bearer of light. The black color reminds him that he should fight the shadow until his final breath. In this series of portraits of monks from different monasteries in Bulgaria, black and white are the contrast, which everyone, no matter their faith, carries within. Whoever takes an oath to become a monk, conceals his past in a black cloak and begins a search for the light. His rosary becomes his compass, leading him to the endless circle that no mortal has ever escaped.