I updated my portfolio website with my newest work from here in Nepal. I'm pretty proud of these images, they are the best I have ever made. You can see them here. Some of them were shared in my update from Kathmandu a few days ago so if you missed that, have a look.
Additionally, my complete (well, as complete as I can have it while I am still making images here) portfolio collection from Nepal is posted here. These are primarily street portraits and I have learned a lot about how to build a relationship with a subject very quickly or over some time, and also how to get good lighting with no lighting gear.
I found that I had a lot of images that I liked from the daytime hours when the light is harsh and not good for color photos, but when converted to black and white, they just worked for me. So I have added a page just for black and white street photography here. I particularly love these images, because I think they really show the fun and interesting things that you see on the street in a place like Kathmandu. Also, I think there was a lot of creative growth for me in making these black and white images, as it takes a lot of observing and sometimes quick thinking to capture that moment or idea. Other times it's just a matter of finding a good spot for a photo and waiting for the right person to walk into the frame. Either way, while I love the color images I've made while here in Nepal, these black and white images really are special for me.
I'm in Bhaktapur currently, just outside of Kathmandu. I was planning to be here for the remainder of the trip, but I'm realizing that probably won't be the case. Bhaktapur is incredibly beautiful, but it is small, packed with tourists (which makes authentic photos very hard), and I've got some other sides of Nepal (read: rural) that I really want to see and document. Also, I want to go back to Kathmandu and spend more time with a Nepali family that I met yesterday.
I've had a ton of really great experiences, and met some incredible people, both Nepali and foreigners, and I want to write about those, but don't have time just yet. So for now, enjoy the visuals!
PS- Here's some more images that I just didn't know what to do with, that I really like, but that will probably never see the light of day other than this blog post. Enjoy!