Travel

Sep 28th

2008

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Home In Kathmandu

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I got into Kathmandu yesterday afternoon to torrential rains, the dying fury of the monsoon, and a bandh. Arriving back in Bhouda was like coming home, though we were greated with an immediate power outage and a long walk down puddled streets in the dark to get dinner at what last year was the Cafe New Orleans and is now just called Flavors. Walking through the streets, monks backlit by the occasional passing car or motorcycle, candles lighting the shop stalls, and all the while the scent of incense and rain – I love it here. Feels like coming home.

As I write this I am posting images from a series I did while in Ladakh. I’ll be posting more over the week but this one is how I felt about the place. It includes images from Leh, Tingmoscam, Chemray, Wanla, and spots in between. The treatment reflects the very earthy colour palette of the place – an impossible range of browns – and suggests the relationship I saw everwhere between people and the earth, even their faith-life was earthy, not divided into compartments as it so often is in the west.  Ladakh is progressing, and while that brings good changes, it also brings lamentable ones, not the least of which is their loss of culture and the creeping sameness of the west. All the same, it feels ancient, stuck in time.  Check out the series HERE on my portfolio site – follow the gallery link to Ladakh.

Sep 24th

2008

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This Morning: Thiksey

We took our team to Thikse this morning, got there as the sun crested the ridge and struck the gompa. We spent several hours shooting the morning puja and all the activities surrounding it. Can’t tell you how much fun it is to be shooting here, in this place, with the incredible team of photographers […]

Sep 23rd

2008

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Postcard From The Rooftop of the World

Leh, Ladakh, is almost 12,000 feet in the air. You almost touch the sky here. It’s desolate here, an impossible gamut of browns on the ground and blues in the sky. Crumbling buildings where the two meet. You don’t need a polarizer, the sky is already an unlikely blue, the clouds suspiciously perfect. The Lumen […]

Sep 16th

2008

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Another day in Old Delhi, had a ton of fun shooting. My self-directed assignment today was to work on my panning, which resulted in several hundreds of blurry rickshaw photographs. But I got a couple that worked nicely, this one among them. Tomorrow we’re up at 2:30am and off to Ladakh. I’m out of touch […]

Sep 14th

2008

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Today in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

I love my job. It’s not always easy and today didn’t feel very productive. Alot of grumpy people, but given that it’s Ramadan and they’ve been at it for two weeks, I’d be grumpy too. But this little guy made my day. The post-processing is too heavy-handed, but I’m heading to the airport to pickup […]