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Their everyday life consisted on praying in the morning, and in the evening. During the day They were just happy in laying down, watching the river Ganges, and smoke to their Shilum (pipe) with hashish. This substance is forbidden in India but Sadhus are allowed to consume it, as a way to avoid problems with the police, people would come during the day to smoke with the Sadhus, even a police officer came one day. The piece of fabric on the top of his head holds a bunch of dreadlocks. A Sadhu's Life are a series of portraits about Sadhus (holy man) with who I had the pleasure to live with, in the Holy City of Varanasi (or Benares). Varanasi is bathed by the river Ganges which is believed to wash away the sins of the mortals, and it is believed the river has its source in Shiva's footprints. I felt like at home and more than having new friends, I suddenly got a whole new family and a guru to look after me. In return for letting me step briefly in to their lives, I had to give something in return. I decided to show them something which I have a big passion for too - photography. I had the pleasure to introduce to them the magic of polaroid film, and I will never forget what an experience it was. To be Continued...

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