My trip to Nepal in 2014

Wrap up of my trip to Nepal in 2014. Here it is finally! The blog post I promised would be coming a long time ago about my trip to Nepal is finally done.

I travelled to Nepal for work and was lucky enough to have enough spare time to combine my stay with a photography workshop from Within The Frame, time to travel to the south of Nepal and trek Langtang.

Dōdhar – the dilemma

The work was to film a documentary about a swiss research project from the University of Bern, the University of Lausanne and partners like IUCN, and ICIMOD. The research looked at outmigration, climate change and sustainable land management in Nepal and Bolivia. We spent almost 2 weeks visiting remote villages near Pokhara to talk to villagers about their life and how the fact that most men migrate away, impact their lives. Or as the official description goes:

Outmigration is not new in rural Nepal, but recently villages have seen all their working men leave their families for years on end. “The dilemma” explores outmigration, feminisation and land management in mountainous rural villages in western Nepal.

The film was recently released on YouTube and you can watch “Dōdhar – the dilemma” here:

For more information about the film and the research project go here.

Nepal within the Frame

Before the filming, I took part in a photography workshop led by Jeffrey Chapman and Winslow Lockhart from Within the Frame where we spent days exploring and photographing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.

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You can see more pictures here.

I have put together a little book with some of the pictures I took during the workshop and the following weeks. You can have a look and, if you like, even buy it on blurb:

Glimpses of Nepal

To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.
Tenzing Norgay

 

Then with only a couple of days left, I had just enough time to trek in Langtang which was a very nice teahouse trek that lasted 5 days.

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Only a couple of months after my trip a series of huge earthquakes hit Nepal, killing thousands, destroying ancient temples and levelling villages – Langtang village was completely destroyed. The long lasting effects of the earthquakes; less tourists, major reconstruction work that is still not done, are still felt in the country today.

If you have the chance to go to Nepal, don’t hesitate! It’s a great country with great people and you will be changed when you come back from your trip.

Install Raspberry Pi headless on OS X

Raspberry Pi Headless

There are already a couple of guides on installing a Raspberry Pi headless on OS X but non of them worked 100% for me, so here is what I found out and how I did it.

How to install Raspberry Pi headless on OS X

What you need:

  • Raspberry Pi (I have the Pi 3 Model B) with Ethernet and power cables
  • A micro SD card (I believe 8GB is the minimum suggested size)
  • A micro SD to SD adapter or micro SD to USB adapter
  • A computer running OS X

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A Beautiful Anarchy by David duChemin

When the life creative becomes the life created.

http://davidduchemin.com
http://davidduchemin.com

“Life isn’t about finding yourself!
Life is about creating yourself.”
(George Bernard Shaw)

 

I read David duChemin’s blog regularly and have bought probably most of the Craft & Vision books on photography but David’s “new” book (it came out in June but I just got around to reading it) is not only for photographers but for all those wanting to create.

He talks about the fears and challenges and above all the hard work and dedication it takes to live a creative life. If you want to learn how to live creatively, however you want to express this creativity, you should read A Beautiful Anarchy!