Seeing the joy in a child brings me back to the simple, innocent and wonder of this beautiful life. So when I have a chance to capture the joy of children doing yoga, a practice I love, I jump at the opportunity.
Ghetto Green Orphanage: Nairobi, Kenya
Kelly and her daughter, Indie
Briohny, Dice and their daughter, Taylor
After the OM: Treehouse Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya
Mary and her daughter, Mel
Lily and her daughter, Marcelle
Stephen and his daughter, Indie
Faith Muyiai Somoire teaching the children: Amboseli, Kenya
Paige and her daughter, Penzi
A dedicated yoga practitioner himself, Sturman's work has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana. His portraits, whether set in the lively streets of Manhattan, the expansiveness of Malibu's beaches and canyons, the timeless elegance of Walden's New England, or the bleakness of San Quentin Prison, remind us that there is beauty everywhere. In Sturman's own words "I often think of Rumi: 'I can't stop pointing to the beauty.' That feels right to me."
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