Monk with a Camera
Nicholas Vreeland ignored a worldly life of benefit to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk. Grand son of fabulous Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland, and also trained by Irving Penn to become a digital photographer, Nicholas' life changed considerably upon fulfilling a Tibetan master, among the educators of the Dalai Lama. Soon after that, he quit his glamorous life to live in an abbey in India, where he examined Buddhism for fourteen years. In a paradoxical twist of fate, Nicholas returned to photography to assist his fellow monks restore their monastery. Recently, the Dalai Lama appointed Nicholas as Abbot of the abbey, making him the initial Westerner in Tibetan Buddhist history, to attain such an extremely related to setting.