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One of the many narrow streets in Thamel, Kathmandu. Many of the buildings are being held up by wood or steel jacks and trusses. The dust is pervasive as is the smell but life must go on and people set about their daily lives amidst the destruction.
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This family lost their home during the first of the earthquakes and had built a monsoon shelter out of recovered materials from their home and barn.
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I had dinner with a family in Attarpur VDC in Sindhupalchowk. This is the daughter of my friend's sister. She wanted to show me her goat.
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A mother and son make a hasty exit from their home, already damaged by the quakes.
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I am and will always be honoured to be some small part of the community in Namsaling. I have been invited into people's families and their private lives in the capacity of witness and photographer, it is a privilege I do not take lightly and it is one that I attempt to honour with each image and moment I am party to. 

This image honours the life of Prajapati Ghimire. His contributions to the community, his decency and the love of his family, friends and neighbours. His was a life of hard, honest work. He leaves behind many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His passing was swift and in the company of many of his loved ones. We will be missed.  
Prajapati Ghimire was 87 years old, I met he and his family on the day he lay on his balcony waiting to die surrounded by family and friends. Prajapati had developed cancer of the stomach which had progressed rapidly and the end of his time was rapidly approaching. His daughter sat with him and comforted him, giving him sips of tea and stroking his forehead. He passed away quietly later that afternoon surrounded by his many children, grandchild...
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I often find myself here in the mornings before breakfast. I've come to know the people who run the shop and the guys that work there. For the most part they ignore my camera now and say "oh, it's just uncle with his camera.:" and carry on.
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On the road to Makwanpur in Nepal I met a family who had built their monsoon shelter from the recovered materials from their destroyed home.
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I'm going back to using larger formats and film for a while. I've got my Nagoka 4x5 field camera ready, my old Kodak 135mm WideField Ektar lens cleaned up and mounted, my film holders cleaned and ready as well as a 6x9 and 6x7 roll film backs - for when 4x5 is not the thing. 

Don't get me wrong, I love small format work, I've done a lot of it over the decades and I've always been head-over-heels where it comes to the immediacy and intimacy of the format and the way one can work so deftly as one observes and interacts with a context. I'm never without a camera, this one is just a little larger than most and the workflow is just a little slower - and slowing down is just what I need at present.
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+Graham Law Ah yes. The very last of the 55 - four sheets left. Looking for a Polaroid 405 back so I can use the Fuji pack-film for proofing. 
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I went to Sindhupalchowk to deliver relief supplies and to do an assessment of a village to assist with redevelopment after the monsoon. Fifteen families who had lived in the central bazaar had moved to a temporary camp - all the homes in the village had been destroyed by the quakes.
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Photographer, traveller, inventor, designer, developer, graduate student, father, friend, lover, memory, wanderer. Stories to tell. Drinks to share. In love with the world and its people. 
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At present I run a small design and development consulting company that focuses on content management solutions for small to medium businesses. That being said, I'm also a graduate student working on a masters degree in sustainable community development and human security. Trust me, this all ties into photography and documentary work somehow, as does software design and development.
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Very likely the best pie under this or any other sky. If you're in Vancouver you owe it to yourself to come to The Pie Shoppe and indulge yourself, you know you want to.
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Rise and Shine because this is the place for breakfast or brunch with friends. The menu is small with a lovely selection of vegan and non vegan choices. The service is prompt and my hurried. The atmosphere is perfect and best of all the food is spot on. You really owe yourself a brunch at Shine while you're in Victoria, maybe a few.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I'll be honest, I've had better and I've had worse but I liked it all the same. The egg was a little over done for my tastes and the pork was skimpy and the broth, chicken based was a little cloudy and had a little too much fat on the top, making up for it was good flavour, good noodle texture and the observation that I drained the bowl.
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Not your traditional ramen and that's fine by me. The miso ramen was spot on with a twist; kimchi and agedofu, mushrooms and green onion. The egg; unseasoned but soft and just so. The noodles; buckwheat and a little sticky, were firm with a good bite. The result? A very enjoyable bowl of noodles at the end of the day.
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reviewed 9 months ago
I'll be honest, I've had much better. This isn't to say it's bad, just very middle of the road. The rice in the chirashi don was unseasoned, there was far, far too much gari, the wasabi was dry and without bite. The hamachi was borderline, the fish in general was passable but not memorable. All things considered not the highlight of my stay.
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