I am a documentary and outdoors photographer based in Nepal’s Himalayas.

I shoot mountains, people, animals, action and documentary.

About

I am a freelance photographer and videographer specializing in visual documentation, outdoors and exploration.

Having started a career in photography in 2013, I was hired to shoot UTMR and UTMB, the world’s largest trail running race in the Alps, by September 2017. I have since been involved in a number of documentary assignments with INGOs like the UN Habitat, UNRCO and several independent development projects. More recently I worked as the photographer for the United Nations Nepal to cover its response for the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to 2021, and also as a videographer for a Yeti documentary in Everest and Mustang regions in 2021.

Visuals I have captured, along with stories, have been widely published in a number of international and Nepali media outlets, including the likes of the National Geographic and the Royal Geographical Society. Additionally, my work has been featured on the cover of eight international magazines, reports and books. I am comfortable shooting in any situation and environment, be it humid flats or freezing Himalayas.

When it comes to photography, I am trigger happy.

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Where my work has appeared

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Cover Page Features

UN Country Report

2021

UN Covid-19 Preparedness

2021

UN Strategic Summary

2019

Running Everest

2019

Be Brave as You Run

2019

TRAIN

2018

Esprit Trail

2018

UN Habitat Shelter Provision

2016

Assignments and Clients

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Assignment Role Country Year
Yeti Documentary Videographer 2021
UN Covid-19 Response Photographer 2020
UN Habitat Shelter Program Photographer and Writer 2016
UTMB Photographer 2017
Ultra Tour Monte Rosa Photographer 2017
Everest Marathon Media Team Lead 2016, 2017, 2018
Manaslu Trail Race Photographer 2017, 2018
Mustang Trail Race Photographer / Videographer 2017, 2018
MTB Himalaya Photographer 2017
Mera Peak Expedition Photographer / Videographer 2022
Mountain Biking in Bhutan Videographer / Editor 2018

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In addition to photography, I have extensive experience and specialized skills in:

Event Management

Organized 17 trail running races, 14 mountain biking races and 21 hikes in Nepal.

Trekking Venture

Explore the Himalayas with vonKathmandu, a trekking company I co-run.

Coding and Designing

Designed and developed over 70 websites, including this one.

Writing and Editing

Published over 700 pieces on travel, documentation and reports.

Published

Magazine covers or blurbs, my works in photos, videos and text have been published in more than 30 media outlets over the past few years. See where I have been published

Fast learner, adaptable

I’m always eager to learn a new trade in problem solving. Besides analytics (which I am formally trained in), all the skills I’ve acquired are self taught. I easily adapt to changes and tackle unfavorable situations.

Extensive experience in the mountains

I have covered the highest running race (Everest Marathon) to the largest (UTMB). I can work long hours and walk long distances with camera gear at high elevations. See Assignment List

Uncompromised results

I am result-oriented. I get work done on time, even if that means depriving myself of sleep, leisure or rest, if situation arises. This translates to nothing short of the best I can deliver.

No gimmicks, bullshit or excuses

There is no complication when I’m working on a project. No hidden fees or nasty surprises. I sit with clients to thoroughly plan the approach, output and deadlines before starting, so everyone is on the same page.

Happy clients

I see that the final product I deliver meets clients’ expectation, and I do not settle until all parties walk out happy. Most of my projects that I am involved in are with returning clients. See reviews