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chillum smoking sadhu

By sawsengee  
some say it is in the tobacco mix, some say it is the chillum pipe shape, some say,,,,, it is all in the head!
Street portrait of a chillum smoking sadhu in the holy city of Haridwar......a tradition that was centuries old.
Here is a link to the chillum pipes:
p.s. personally, I do not encourage & promote is just an image of a lifestyle of a hindu sadhu.

Tags: Photo journalism Natural light portrait Haridwar Photo journalism people Smoking man Street portraiture hindu sadhu chillium pipe

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Chinga Plus
11 73 3 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2017 7:54AM
Excellent image!
Isabel GrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
28 Dec 2017 8:56AM
Pipes and beards are not ideal!
Brilliant picture, Ee.
leo_nid 5 12
28 Dec 2017 9:29AM
I smoke to get high because the world is so low
~ Kid Cudi
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
28 Dec 2017 10:19AM
Excellent eye contact...great shot
28 Dec 2017 11:00AM
An interesting image ee and it's good to see many different aspects of life in foreign lands.

viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2017 11:10AM
Excellent work Sawsengee. He is keeping a watchful eye on you.

28 Dec 2017 11:35AM
Great image !!GrinGrinGrin
mudge 19 1.0k 75 England
28 Dec 2017 4:50PM
Another great shot!
28 Dec 2017 5:38PM
Viewed large this shot is even more interesting. Pam
JuBarney Plus
11 36 5 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2017 9:14PM
Terrific capture
DavesWork 8 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2017 11:08PM
Another great capture Sawsengee.
Aeros 4 12 1 Canada
15 Jan 2018 6:15PM
Your choice of a black (velvet?) background is an effective one, as it brings a zero distraction factor to the variety of images. Shooting outdoors is a smart choice avoiding the need for studio lighting. Ee, you have your craft down to a fine art!

A small camera and a roll of black velvet, for one who travels so light, you achieve Maestra full results.

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