Ashtanga Yoga is an in-depth, photographic celebration of this mindful and beautiful form of yoga. It is not intended as a step-by-step guide, but rather as a definitive sourcebook of the series, sequences, names and forms of the asanas. Working closely with seven of the leading teachers from the global community, Richard Pilnick has created an unprecedented photographic study using a large-format camera, textured backdrops and black-and-white film. The result is a comprehensive visual reference and an inspirational companion for all Ashtanga teachers and practitioners.
Richard Pilnick’s work has been exhibited around Europe and Asia, most notably in London’s National Portrait Gallery as part of the ‘Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013’. A trip to Gokarna, India, ignited his passion for yoga photography. After building a studio on the beach, he began photographing the portraits that would develop into his mission to portray Ashtanga yoga with integrity and inner beauty, and so inspire more people to take up the practice.
Size22,2 x 27,3 cm