Boy from Bhaktapur
Nepal Portrait Collection
Name: Boy from Bhaktapur
Date: Fall 2012
I escaped the dustbowl of the city of Kathmandu to energize myself with calmness and green. I hadn’t seen anything that resembled a park, mountain, or wholesome nature in weeks. The dreadful clog of traffic changed our plans. With our diversion taking us the opposite route we ended up in Bhaktapur, the gorgeous ancient city filled with temples, a palace, shops and people. Needless to say, I stood out from the crowd, not an unusual occurrence for me here in Nepal. The children clamored around me, with my camera in hand and my foreign looks they vied to see who could get my attention. The eyes of this little boy captured me. He stood there silently, barely moving, watching me with a curiosity yet hesitancy.
This picture was inspired by Steve McCurry. His famous picture and the story of his journey inspired me to follow my passion. I asked for a Pentax when I was 12 and have been taking pictures ever since. I find my greatest escapes viewed through the lens of a camera.
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Stories: The images were taken while I was on a 18-month sabbatical around the world. To read of my experiences in Nepal, visit 30 Days of Adventure.