Love in Kathmandu

Laska & Bikash

A sneakpeak from today’s couples photography session in Patan, Kathmandu with Canadian expat and digital nomad Laska and her man Bikash who designs websites.

The pair are one of the most easy going, spontaneous, fun and down to earth couple I have had the pleasure of photographing in Kathmandu so far. Not only did they waltz in the middle of a busy street amongst rickshaws and elephants (yes – we saw an elephant on the road, welcome to Asia!), they insisted on hijacking a fruit vendor’s stand and nearly adopted a dog.

There was little time during the 2 hours period where one of us were not laughing. The above image is a quiet moment taken towards the end of the couples photography session.

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InterNations Kathmandu Social

Kathmandu expats gathered at The Summit Hotel‘s boutique outdoor functions area for a monthly event organised by InterNations Kathmandu. Patrons enjoyed cocktails and canapes as well as rounds of Nepal Ice Nature courtesy of sponsor Chaudhary Group .

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Diamonds Are Forever

RK Jewellery – Diamond Collection

Venue: Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu – Nepal

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Nepali Drive Thru

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Vendor offering goods for sale to bus patrons in Pokhara, Nepal.

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Portraiture of a Portrait Photographer

New York based renowned photographer Jim Herrington is the man who took iconic photographs of Hollywood legends such as Morgan Freeman, Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Keith Richards, and Jerry Lee Lewis to name a few.
He has just returned to Kathmandu from photographing mountaineer Kancha Sherpa in Khumbu, Nepal as part of his forthcoming book project on legendary mountain climbers around the world. Inspired by history and adventure, the project focuses on mountaineers from the 1920s – 1960s Golden Age era and has taken him through the East Coast of America, Italy, Japan, Nepal, and France.

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The Future of Kathmandu

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One year on from the Gorkha Earthquake that (by conservative estimate) killed nearly 9000 Nepalis and swiped out entire villages leaving devastating effects on the lives of thousands more across the nation; it is the innocence and fighting spirit of the youths and the resilience of the Nepali people that keeps this country from looking back. 

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Rebuilding Hope – All Hands Volunteers, Nepal

On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 Mw followed by numerous aftershocks in the coming months which caused devastation in much of the country. Nearly 800,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, along with some 30,000 classrooms, rural roads, businesses, and heritage sites. Within 72 hours, American based humanitarian response NGO All Hands Volunteers were in the region to provide crisis relief at the front line.20160305 All Hands Low Res-35.jpg

Nepal is amongst the poorest country in South Asia. The people in the mountain regions of Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok especially, where in some cases almost 95 per cent of all houses were destroyed, have little or no money to make a new beginning. Almost one year on, the aftermath of that disaster continues to be felt by thousands of Nepalis who are still living in tents and sub standard temporary shelters, with extremely limited facilities.

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To date, teams of committed volunteers at All Hands provide hands on relief 6 days a week assisting with demolition of unsafe damaged buildings; rubble removal; and reconstruction of schools amongst others in remote geographical operating environment that are rugged and largely inaccessible by vehicles.

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For more information or to make a donation:http://hands.org/projects/nepal-earthquake-response/#NepalEarthquake

A full gallery of images is available here .

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Photography Commissioned by All Hands allhands.org/
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Premier Mike Baird unveils iconic plan for Western Sydney

On March 11, Premier Mike Baird announced the design for the 200 hectare Western Sydney recreational project to be known as Bungarribee Super Park.

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The park will include 15000 trees, 4km of bike and walking paths with bridges and lookouts, multiple playgrounds, cafes, an events space and 400 parking spaces.

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The $15 million project is due for completion in 2018.

“The new Bungarribee Super Park will become as iconic for Western Sydney as New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park.” claims Baird.

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“The last expansion of recreational facilities on this scale in Western Sydney was almost 30 years ago when Bicentennial Park at Homebush was built.”

Mr Baird made the announcement on his campaign bus tour ahead of the March 28 election where he retained his seat for NSW.

Photography by www.josephineki.com
Commissioned by Western Sydney Parklands Trust

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Amanda & Suzanne’s Wedding: Mulgoa Valley Receptions

Amanda and Suzanne had a gorgeous civil union ceremony and reception against the beautiful backdrop of Mulgoa Valley Receptions. Amanda’s two daughters from a previous were a part of the bridal party making the wedding extra special. Congratulations Mrs and Mrs, your wedding was a joy to photograph, we hope you enjoy this selection of sneakpeaks.

For a full gallery of the images from the day, check out my Facebook Page.

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Woof Fest 2013

Western Sydney Parklands Trust played host to Woof Fest, its second annual festival for canines and their humans on March 10th at Bungarribee Park, Doonside. The festival aims to promote public awareness on WSPT’s facilities to provide dog owners with an off-leash area to exercise their dogs. Celebrity vets Dr Katrina Warren and Dr Peter Higgins were on hand for some dog training advice whilst the array of activities from face painting, doggy grooming and food stalls kept the punters entertained.
For a full gallery of images from the day, check out my Facebook Page.

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