Portraiture of spirituality by Manuel Uebler
German master photographer Manuel Uebler has a great interest for painting and cinema. He has different projects documenting the world, and particularly this Sadhu portrait project that communicates the spirituality and depth of these holy men. The true nature of Manuel Uebler’s evolving quest, both as a photographer and a human being, is a story that brings us to pure emotions.
The Sadhus are holy men that have chosen a special path for their lives in order to get close to reach nirvana. They are committed to living in complete sexual abstinence, leaving behind them: housing, possessions, relationships and security. A daily meditation helps them refrain from social needs and resist the temptations of consumption. The photographs with the closed eyes emphasizes the Sadhus’ very introversive philosophy. That shows their own abstinence while searching for their primal pathway. Hopefully, this self-confidence will inspire and encourage the viewer to follow his own designation and courageously tread upon new paths.
Manuel Uebler’s works are published in several international magazines like Vogue, Playboy, Glamour, GQ and LFI Leica Fotografie International and exhibitions like Visa pour l´Image and Leica Gallery.