One Day in the Life of a Man’s Monastery

One Day in the Life of a Man’s Monastery


I usually don’t post on a Sunday. But, today I couldn’t sleep so I checked my FaceBook and found this posted to a group hosted my a former student of mine, Ruti Alon. I was moved by this. For several reasons. One was that it was so well shot. The videography is stunning. This has to have been shot with a 5D MKII, though I am just guessing.  I am also impressed with it’s simplicity. No extra music bed, no narration, just ambient sound. Some might call it slow moving, but I think it fits the subject. I feel it is contemplative. The simple production reminds me of how “CBS Sunday Morning” with Charles Karault would end with a “Moment of Nature.”  Here it is for you to watch and calm your spirit this Sunday morning.

Nektaria, this one is for you.

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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. peter berg

    Matt this is brilliant.
    I saw ’26mins’before I played it and thought – woah – too long for me. however… couldn’t stop watching. riveting.
    thx for sharing, just what we need in this fast-paced world 🙂

    • Matt

      Riveting is not the choice of words I would use to describe this, but it is really well done. As a videographer, I can see how you would love the videography.


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