The Monks

The Monks is a series of photographs by Canadian photographer Bal Deo, taken on a trip to India. Deo Established Deo Studios 12 years ago after leaving a profession in the High Tech, R & D, and Engineering fields to pursue a passion for photography and film. Since then he has photographed people in Canada, USA, South America, Europe and Asia, directed two feature films (now working on his third), and was selected as a finalist in the most recent Hasselblad Masters competition.

Of his work, Deo says, 'I have been commissioned to produce stunning imagery and marketing material through film and photography for the fashion and commercial industries worldwide. My work can become very personal. I'm always looking to bend light to give that perfect look. I don't think there are bad pictures, it's just how we perceive what is good or bad. We often feel time never stops and I feel photography allows you to keep a moment from running away.'