Sam and Diana are wedding photographers based in London. They have been working for more than 5 years now and they love every bit of it. The journey so far has been incredible for them. The photographer couple traveled to Nepal on Autumn of 2015 upon being invited by a close friend who worked here.
“It may not sound like the best of timings for us to visit either, but we had tickets long before any of this had happened and so, together with our friend from Radu Benjamin photography, we went.”
Below are few glimpses of Nepal photographed by Sam and Diana:
Below, Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, as seen from above, on the hill of The Monkey Temple, around lunch time. It is by far one of the most polluted places in the world, along with India, although it sits in a valley, surrounded by the Himalaya’s mountains..
The aftermath of the earthquakes in 2015 can be spotted pretty much everywhere. Many temples shaken, houses lost even couple of floors. Life has to go on still, even with much loss in people’s lives.
This image stopped me in my tracks. It looked like a Biblical scene, where people would come to the temple, some to pray, some only to get few crumbs or coins. Temples in this country exist for religious reasons, but for commercial ones nonetheless.
Sometimes, the line between the two is very much thin.
She is Rozina. A girl with dreams bigger than herself. Although she has lost her home because of the earthquake, she is hoping to teach and help others. Such a beautiful soul!
Rice harvesting Season
Pierangelo, on the right, is the Italian guy who left years ago on a quest to find meaning and found God in Asia instead. Since then, his heart beats for these people and is an ambassador of love amongst them. He is a man of action and does not stop helping them in any possible way. Such an amazing human and we were so grateful for the bridges he created between us and many around.
I was passing through a narrow street in Kathmandu when I encountered this man, just sitting on a very old couch (if you can still call it a couch) , as if he was only waiting for time to go by. I politely asked if I could take a photo of him and he nodded, without being bothered at all by my camera. It was here when I realised that street photography is not as exciting for me unless I get to interact with the subject I want to photograph. That’s when I feel that magic happens.
As we spent a couple of days just walking around the city of Kathmandu, we found this temple in the area of Patan. My heart skipped a beat when I saw him sitting in the doorway of this temple as he was praying consciously to his gods. He wouldn’t even talk to me until he finished his prayers. It was sad and beautiful to watch him, all in the same time.
Photo Credits : GreenAntlers Photography by Sam and Dianna
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