Shot with Canon 5D Mark IV - Sigma 35mm 1.4 - Sigma 24mm 1.4 - Canon 85mm 1.8
In March 2019, i spent 1 month in Nepal, and i've seen so much things. i wasn't prepared for that.
Here is the story of how i landed in Nepal :
Let's get started ... Back in January, i was in Paris for a photo shoot with Adidas, but it have been cancelled 1 day before I joined a friend photographer, who was shooting with a guy named "Cat", he was full covered of tattoos. We planned a photoshoot few days later in Paris. After 2-3 hours of photoshoot, we went to a bar, and talked about our future projects of the year. The feeling with this guy was cool, his life was interesting, and at some point I said : "I don't know, i would like to go or In mongolia or in Nepal in March, but nothing is sure" and he told me "that's funny, i'll be in Nepal in March for 3 Months". He didn't knew i was also doing filmmaking, and he also said "I would like to do a video documentary" and i said "that's also funny because i planned to do a video documentary there ... it could be funny to maybe do something together !!" We shook our hands, and said, see you in Nepal. This guy was gonna go here in any ways, but i was affraid of it, affraid to travel out of my comfort zone. I never did any trip really alone, or with somebody i didn't know at all. Life put me in a situation where i was like "i don't have money to do it, could it be an excuse to don't go ?" One Week before leaving i still didn't had the money to buy my plane ticket, and i was -2000€ on my bank account ... Clients had to pay me, but were late. At this moment i said to myself "that's not an excuse, i will go there, and if i don't do it now because i'm scared i will never do it in my life". I broke all my economies, bought a plane ticket, paid my flat rent, bought some mountain equipement, took 750€ in cash with me and i was already at -1000€ on my bank account, credit card blocked and unusable, ready to leave for one month in Nepal, without any backup. But the risk i took was totally worth it. I fought so many fears, discovered incredible culture, i had no idea about how beautiful are nepalese people.
That was the best experience in my life sooooooo far. We also did a Trek in the Annapurna Himalaya mountains, and went to Thorung La at 5416m altitude, i was scared of it, also because it was the biggest snowstorm in 30 years. When we left, the pass was closed because of the weather conditions, and avalanches. When i was going up, it was so difficult on the top, i also had an injury at the leg, i had tears in my eyes, and i just thank to all the people i love, it helped me and gave me enough adrenaline to continue and reach the top. It was the HARDEST THING IN MY LIFE with 50% of oxygen in the air, but i'm now so proud of myself and all the memories i now have in my head. This trip helped me a lot to work about myself, and i hope that the pictures shared here, can show you a bit of the experience i had in Nepal. The video documentary is still in edit, i can only work during my free time, so as soon as it will be ready, i will share it in a new project on my profile.
Thank you for those who took the time to read.