Photographing Nepal

On my recent trip to Nepal I felt a surge of inspiration from a fresh new energy to photograph this most captivating country.  

I felt not a hurried sense to get every image, or a nagging duty to document everything. Instead, I had a sense that patience would allow the strongest images to happen. In the cities the busyness and chaos would melt away if I just sat and observed for a moment. In the countryside I would click away at the changing light, listening to the sounds of the insects and just…. well… watching.  

Photographing was a huge influence in uncovering the daily life, finding individuals invested in their local communities, and capturing the incredible landscape.

This trip to Nepal was a long-awaited, light-at-the-end of a tunnel for me. Emerging from months of non-stop work, projects and life’s responsibilities, Nepal allowed me to take a breath and recalibrate.

Out of over 1,000 images here are some of my favorites.

 Monk feeding pigeons in Kathmandu

Monk feeding pigeons in Kathmandu

 Artisan selling handmade wooden toys

Artisan selling handmade wooden toys

 Yep- that's Everest! That super tall peak right there. 

Yep- that's Everest! That super tall peak right there. 

 Nepali man in traditional dress

Nepali man in traditional dress

 Saheen and her helper at her shop, Katmandu

Saheen and her helper at her shop, Katmandu

 Mandala painting school, Baktipur

Mandala painting school, Baktipur

 Neydo Monestary, Pharping

Neydo Monestary, Pharping

 Women in southern Nepal near Chitwan

Women in southern Nepal near Chitwan

 Tibetan refugee shop owner.

Tibetan refugee shop owner.

 Boat owners going home for the evening, Chitwan National Park

Boat owners going home for the evening, Chitwan National Park

 Fishtail peak in the Annapurna Region of the Himalayas. The only peak people are not allowed to climb.  

Fishtail peak in the Annapurna Region of the Himalayas. The only peak people are not allowed to climb.  

 The wonderful family who owns Annapurna Eco-Lodge.

The wonderful family who owns Annapurna Eco-Lodge.