Yep, he’s a real police officer—refers to himself as an officer of the peace and is highly respected in the department. We practice yoga together in Los Angeles. And, in the name of Art, he’s posing in full uniform—guns, baton, and mala beads.
More officers than one would imagine are complementing their physical conditioning with a serious yoga practice, which includes meditation.
Now that’s badass.
Hand-Altered SX70 Polaroids by Robert Sturman.
The Yogi you would want to get pulled over by: Officer Milosevich
Everybody’s doin’ it. Check out the Prisoners from San Quentin gettin’ their yoga on.
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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." ...... Excerpt from Dearbhla Kelly's article: