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Shaolin Kung Fu Monks: Photo Essay

Thursday 01.12.2012 , Posted by

Born in Poland in 1971, award-winning photographer, Tomasz Gudozowaty began his career with nature photography before changing his focus to documenting uncommon, non-commercial sports. Most recently, Gudozowaty released a remarkable photo essay entitled Shaolin Temple. This stunning and powerful portfolio depicts Shaolin Monks practicing martial arts and meditating. Presented in black and white, these images seem to portray the ancient and mysterious nature of Shaolin Kung Fu.


Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad

Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email:

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  1. How is he walking on the wall like that?

  2. I’m guessing the guy was doing a running jump off the wall and this a still when he was pushing off. This is why the background is slightly burry. Cool photo though, I like the upside down monks and punching ones too. Shows how calm and agressive they can be.

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