31 Mar '12, 11pm

Photographer turns wandering monk

Photographer turns wandering monk

Ajahn Cagino, 45, hopes to raise enough money through his exhibition to build an orphanage in Thailand's Mae Hong Son province. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG By Yen Feng He is an award-winning photographer who gave up his city studio for a cave in the mountains - at the age of 27. A wandering monk in the tradition of the forest monastery of Thailand, Ajahn Cagino lived in the wild with little more than a cup, a bowl and a walking stick. He did this for 14 years, covering more than 4,000km on foot. Background story Search for meaning 'My photos were beautiful, exciting, but I realised they held no substance. I felt that this life had no meaning for me.' AJAHN CAGINO, on his career before he left to become a monk 'It was a tough road, but the right one - for me,' the Malaysian national said. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered ...

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