Author: Richard Lannoy
Publisher: Indica Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1852309148
A delightful and high-quality photographic book with a large text section by the renowned photographer and writer Richard Lannoy. Drawing extensively on Anandamayi Ma’s own words and advice to followers, the author reveals a personality at once both breathtakingly simple and an enigma of fathomless complexity.
His high-speed action photography captures her essence while his text recounts her dramatic spiritual metamorphosis from youthful ecstatic to venerable sage.
The author writes: Preferably, the face of the holy, even in a photograph, should be depicted like an icon, transubstantiated. Whereas, I would portray the highest attain-able state of grace not as a quasi-divine being but as someone who is nothing special.