The Brilliant Colors of Buddhist Monasteries

Brooklyn-based photographer Colin Miller’s shooting style is reactive—he gages his surroundings and selects his subjects based on the places he’s given access to. On his most recent trip to Chengdu, China, those places were the incredibly ornate and brightly decorated monasteries of Buddhist monks. Soon after arriving in China, Miller was drawn to the monasteries’ intricate architecture and began snapping away. The resulting images are striking. The vibrant reds, golds and greens of the structures stand out against the barren landscapes behind them.