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A little perspective 🌏 50mm Prime

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These Himalayan peaks look just as unreal in person. Curious Nepalese kids welcome us to their village as we trek through the Himalayas staying at their tea house.

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Each night the Golden Temple serves food and shelter to everyone. Homeless, locals, and travelers alike sleep on the floor lining the hallway.

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Golden Temple. Amritsar, Punjab.

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Semi-nomadic rabari shepherds gather to share a smoke. Picking up a bunch of tips from other photographers while spending a week shooting at the Pushkar camel fair, we would always be out during sunrise and sunset every single day.

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Huge thank you to everyone who helped make 'Perspective: Photo Expo & Fundraiser' possible! With the huge turnout we sold around 50 prints and raised close to $5000. If you couldn't make it and want prints, you can still take a look on my website and message me (link in bio). Reprints are 10x15" on metal with glass-like finish on a float mount ready to hang. Price is $80. (Other sizes available too)

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My photo expo is this Saturday 6-10PM at Sketchpad Gallery in SF. Admission is free! I'm excited to see everyone for the first time years, share my travels, and display my work. We even have @strikebrewingco sponsoring us so you know we're pretty serious. ;) Prints will be available for sale!

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Come check out some prints, learn about who you'll be supporting, and maybe gain a different perspective. All proceeds will be going to 'New Hope Foster Home' & the 'Rohingya Refugee Crisis'. facebook.com/events/1108529815953274/

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“Motorbiking is the closest thing to flying while still being on the ground.” - My most freeing and lonely two months drifting around India & Nepal alone. I had everything I needed, I could go anywhere whenever I wanted, but the best part was being able to stop anytime in the middle of nowhere to chat with locals and get invited in for tea.

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When the only candids you have are from camera show & tell with other photographers.📷:@timvk.travelphotography

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Laborers on a break at a grain processing plant. The air is filled with smoke everywhere as it is cheaper to burn excess crops during harvesting season.

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Nepalese grandma makes fun of my charades communication attempt. Staying at her homey tea house in the Himalayas reminded me of my grandma's.

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Daily commute.

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Met this little flower girl on the bus. Pokhara, Nepal.

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Some of the most amazing mountain riding 🏍

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Sometimes mistakes turn out nice

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I'm spotted by a young photographer 📷 - "For what it's worth: it's never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you wanna be."

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Riding 8 hours every day across Nepal, I was constantly torn which places I could stop and chat with locals before it got dark. I slammed on my brakes for this beautiful lady working in the fields during golden hour.

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Hello Himalayas

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