Tag Archives: Nepal

STREET PORTRAIT THROUGH A FRAME

Varanasi Train Station, India

Street journalism or documentary photography has been shaping the way I shoot for the past few years. It is a genre that has opened my eyes to the world. To me, it is all about people. Without people in the frame, I feel there is no soul in the photograph. In almost every scene, it depicts their […]

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WHEN THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH – A perspective of Light

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia -

Before I begin my very first post for 2012, I just like to wish everyone here a very happy New Year and I hope 2012 will be a good and enjoyable photography year for all. Back to my blog, I decided to create this post as a result of my ever-increasing interest in natural lighting […]

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BEST OF STREETS 2011 (Travels)

"What's happening over there?" (Istanbul, Turkey)

This series is a continuation from the earlier post, “BEST OF STREETS 2011 (Local Scene)“. In that post, I had shared some personal street images captured in my home country (Singapore) this year. Do check out the post if you have not visited it. Over here, I had devoted this page to some of my favorite […]

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WORK – MAN AT HIS LABORS: Asia in Photographs

Brick Workers (Battambang, Cambodia)

Asia is such a rich and unique continent of the world. It is so rich in culture, religion and history that everything seems to be compressed into an amazing range of geography. There is such a great diversity from one country to another that it is never boring. Visually, Asia is so rich that you can […]

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PHOTO ESSAY – FACES OF THE KATHMANDU PORTERS

Portrait of a porter in Thamel

It has been more than 3 months now since I returned from my Nepal trip (in March ’11), but I still frequently dig into my Kathmandu photo folders to savor the great experience I had during the 2 weeks spent there. One of the things that still buried deeply in my mind and made me […]

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EXPLORING LIGHT AND SHADOWS

Light and Shadows: Moving kid at Art Science Museum, Singapore

“Where there is light, there are shadows”. This is a well-known saying that could have possibly come from a photographer. Light and shadows are inseparable. They live with one another, and photographers depend very much on these two elements to create the mood and effects out of their pictures. The word “photography” itself comes from the […]

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CAPTURING MOVEMENT

The is one of my personal favorite. The monk in maroon robe was walking in a clock-wise direction, spinning the prayer wheel as he walks along. The motion was fast and there was very little available light in the monastery other than the outdoor light coming in through the door. My intention was to show the motion of the monk together with the spinning of the prayer wheel. Notice both the subjects (prayer wheel and monk) were not sharp. Picture shot in Boudhanath, Nepal, 2011..

One of the most enjoyable aspects of photography is the ability to capture movement. I enjoy doing this very much as part of my routine street and documentary photography. I love street photography. The streets are usually a bustling place, always full of people going about their daily lives – often in a hurry. Opportunities […]

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ACTION AND MOVEMENT: BOUDHANATH – THE LITTLE TIBET

A Tibetan Monk praying in front of the Boudhanath Stupa

A trip to Nepal is never complete without a visit to Boudhanath, located approximately four miles from the capital city, Kathmandu. The main attraction is none other than the Boudhanath Temple, or the famous Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site. The Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa found in Nepal, and also the holiest of all […]

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FACES OF SADHUS AND THE PASHUPATINATH

Managed to capture this sadhu in bright orange and yellow when I was about to leave Pashupatinath. I love his expression and those huge eyes. Has great "soul" within.

Situated approximately 5 km north-east of Kathmandu is the magnificent temple of Lord Pashupatinath amidst many other temples on the right bank of the river Bagmati (which eventually meet the Ganges in India). The Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu (established in the 17th century). Along the shores of the Bagmati river near the temple lies […]

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FACES AND PORTRAITS FROM AN OUTSKIRT VILLAGE, NEPAL

Capturing Movement: A Newari lady along the corridor of her doorway spinning woolen yarn. It is a very common sight at the Khokana village where spinning woolen yarn is very popular.

Towards the end of my stay in Kathmandu, the thought of visiting the country-side of Nepal came as a refreshing idea. Having seen so much of the legendary shrines, historic Dubar Squares, temples, stupas, statues, and all the ancient architecture in and around the city of Kathmandu,  a visit to a native village on the […]

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SWAYAMBHUNATH – THE MONKEY TEMPLE OF KATHMANDU

The Buddha's Eye at the Swayambhunath Stupa

The Swayambhunath Stupa is a legendary Buddhist shrine that sits on a hill top of the Kathmandu’s valley. If you are having any problem with the pronunciation or remembering the name “Swayambhunath”, try telling any locals that you want to visit the “Monkey Temple” and they will know what you are talking about. The Swayambhunath Stupa […]

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PATAN CITY OF NEPAL – CITY OF FINE ARTS

Capturing Colour: A local Nepalese man plying the streets and alleys of Patan City with his bicycle loaded with crane stools for sale.

Some 8km south of central Kathmandu, situated on a plateau across the Bagmati river is a lovely little city called Lalitpur – the city of fine arts. The city is more commonly known as Patan. It took me about half an hour by car from Kathmandu Valley. It was not exactly the kind of city […]

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A DAY IN KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, NEPAL

Sunset at Kathmandu Durbar Square

Most of the cultural centres of Nepal are concentrated around the Kathmandu Valley. Among them, the Hanuman-dhoka Durbar Square is one of the most significant one. This site is also the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. The whole complex is more commonly known as the Kathmandu Durbar Square. I had a chance to visit […]

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WANDERING THE THAMEL IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL

Streets of Thamel in the morning, Kathmandu

Having spent over more than a week soaking in the crowded and colourful sights of Old Delhi and Varanasi in India, I made my way up North across to Kathmandu, the capital of the Republic of Nepal. On the afternoon of my arrival, I was told that Thamel is a very popular tourist destination and one […]

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