Color-Crazed

Another festival in Bhaktapur. Other kind of crowd, not what you usually see. Color crazed crowd. Everyone throwing color everywhere for the sake of celebration of Nepalese New year.

Nothing intrigues me more than crowd. Those every single people on that crowd has their own story to tell. And they all are different. So lets see what their eyes speaks to you. See what their faces means to you.Come out of this perception its just a crowd again!!!

Culturally-crazed

Just one of many Jatras that we newars celebrate, ever-year, for the rest of the life. Nothing intrigues me like the crowd of people. I was always there to look at the crowd rather than the Jatra itself. And Jatras would be any sort of festival if you`re not from Nepal.

My perception of crowd is not same I believe. I want to be in that crowd but knowing that I would just be a single unit of it, the push of people, that smell of sweat, people stepping on your shoes  makes me wanna get out of it. I see the movement of it differently this is my perception.

City Of Lights

Getting around town. Knowing the city better. Bhaktapur where the light and the people are fused in an inseparable way. Where the darkness welcomes the soft lights. A real good time for making low light pictures. Walking around with the single 18-135 mm kit lense, pushing it to its limit. A good time spent and a whole lot of things learned,

“City Of Lights”

This city has always intrigues me with its relation of Light and Dark.Getting out on the same location to shoot has always been a different experience. Sometimes its all brightened up with lights and lamps. Sometimes its all darkened with hardly any light. The idea was to shoot the grey point between these two elements.That light from a small fire were the way for me to do it.
                            The Light from those चिलाख ( basically fire lightened on a metal stick) were my search for the pictures not only because they were perfect technically speaking about light and dark but metaphorically too. चिलाख also called मुस्यान. चिलाख when there is some religious performance like in these pictures and entitled मुस्यान which represents death as it is a must to be taken when some dies while the body is being taken to the cemetery.

Traveler Not A Tourist

Going to Chitwan was immensely a different experience for me. Trip started with some good vibes and I had no tip or two about the things I was about to shoot. My mates I traveled with were real straight forward about the things , they managed their hands on the equipment , lenses necessary. They were shooting wildlife and all.

Going through the jungles, a guide pointing at some bird, telling about some stuffs and we pointing our cameras at that bird shooting some pictures made me felt like a tourist rather than a traveler.

So I started connecting the wildlife with some human influenced objects. Some were from the ride I was on. They are basically street photographs but with the fusion of nature. I still remember on an elephant ride, my friends they were shooting deers and there was me looking curiously at the strap connected to that elephant`s belly and the seat we were on, keeping us intact  with the elephant.

This trip was an eye opener that I am not a wildlife type photographer at all. Many people say it out of a blue but I did get chance to experience this feeling like for real and I know its my heart that`s saying it.

Project Dark

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I have always been triggered with this specialty of Darkness. The mystery that it creates and the secrets that it beholds. Those separation of light and shades , those shades emerging beautifully yet mysteriously with the background. ‘Light Comes From The Dark’ which has stroked me every since I have heard Roger Ballen said it. Darkness is the truth and it is inevitable.

The project where I got to experience with this darkness, creating something out of it and using some surreal lights on the subject. And I did get some amazing results out of  it.

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