Friday, December 31, 2010

What the f*ck?

What the f*ck?
Today, I was at a waiting room with a friend and flipping some old magazine that was on the room, and I just got my eyes on one of the photograph in one of the magazine in the article about the Tihar festival. And I told my friend that it looks like mine but it is cropped and to make sure that it is my photograph I took that photograph from the magazine. And later as I did check with my original photograph it was the match.

What can I say?

“F*ck!”

This is not the first time something happen with my photographs, few months back one of the web magazine used my photograph and as I was browsing their web site I found out about that but I was not sure that it was my photograph and I did comment on that page “it looks like my photograph” but for my surprise next day I receive email from editor of that web magazine as saying that they do not use anything without any permission and they respect copyright things with a attachment of the original photograph of size 362x300 dimensions as saying that this kind of normal photographs can be taken anywhere and it was not yours. I respect their view and did not reply them anymore, because I know something called PhotoShop. I am doing photography since I was 7 and digital photography from 2005, so I can say what is in photographs and what is not?

I am not saying that you cannot able to use my photographs but my point is that if you do than please do give name credit at least if you cannot able to pay than.

I think this kind of stuff happens to all the amateur photographers, so far as I know one of my friends also was in same situation sometime back, but I did not understand why this kind of stuff happens with a big media house? Or a big name in the game?

This kind of stuff did not discourage me, I am just making my point and hope you get in a right track or get ready to listen a word f*ck f*ck f*ck a loud.

Peace.

This photo at my blog and in flickr.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This Dashian was ….

This Dashian was ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
This Dashian was good and bad for me, good on side because I have and did wonderful thing and bad in side as lost 50K, did not took photographs as many as I thought I will but never the less have a wonderful experience, I think that’s matter a lot.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I still believe in a beautiful morning ....

I still believe in a beautiful morning ....by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
I still believe in a beautiful morning.
And a sun shall not declare a sunset, and leave a life full of joy.

"I will dream without Borders".
Someday all the impossible dreams will be achieved.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Friday, October 08, 2010

That Paradise is ....

That Paradise is .... by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

All our things are trivial stuff
All these rusted doors
All this hard love
All these impossible dreams
And all the outstanding predestination . . . .
All this life is used!

If only we realize,

That Paradise is the only home for the truth things !

First day of a Dashain.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
The nice thing about the start of Dashain is that it also coincided with the kite season. Now-a-days flying a kite in Kathmandu is not as common as it used to be, this splendid sport used to be the favorite pasttime of kids and adults alike in the 70s. One could see hundreds of kites on Kathmandu’s sky gliding elegantly or fighting a fierce battle with one another and pulling all the tricks it could to bring someone else down. I suppose the sport fell victim to growing popularity of technology-driven entertainment and other games of the late 80s and 90s. Kite flying, marbles (guccha), tash (cards), and other sports like tel kasa (game that involves giving a chase), aas paas (hide and seek) began to disappear slowly and if you ask young kids these days if they played any such games I bet with the exception of kite flying they would not have a clue how these games are played.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Friday, September 03, 2010

Time is slow for those who ....

Time is slow for those who .... by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Time is slow for those who wait.
Fast for those who fear.
Long for those who grieve.
And eternal for those who love!

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 15th- Pentaxium: World Pentax Day

August 15th- Pentaxium: World Pentax Day by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Today was World Pentax Day, I did use Pentax camera NOT for the sake of the World Pentax Day but for the love of photography. In Nepal many of my friends always run after the big brand of camera rather than getting into the deep of photography. Many new wanna be photographers in Nepal, every time they browse web sites of famous photographers they first get into the equipment page to see what they use, they do not want to see how they work hard enough to be on that place today.

There is a silent war between the Nikon and the Canon camera user in my friends circle, but I am not into the war nor between the war. I enjoy shooting with what ever I have in my hand and I guess that the best camera in the world is that what you have in your hand. I have used Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Leica, Sony, Holga, Lomo, Minolta, Fujifilm, Samsung, Panasonic, Hasselblad, Kodak, Yashica, Zenith and some homemade cameras to name a few. There are many more brand of cameras that I have not used, if I only run after the brand camera I have no time for photography. So I suggest everyone mostly for the new and wanna be photographer to focus on photography not into camera. Always think positive and what ever you have in your hand is the best camera in the world.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Thursday, August 12, 2010

my heart is but a child ....

my heart is but a child .... by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
the sight of her binds me
and I can't look away
this silky strand
I can't tear away

It's been years since
I've turned grey
yet the color of youth
refuses to fade away

Oh! and now my heart
beats faster
my face is losing its color
I fear those lonely nights
my heart is but a child

my heart is but a child
Innocent but naive
my heart is but a child

the sight of her binds me
and I can't look away
this silky strand
I can't tear away

It's been years since
I've turned grey
yet the color of youth
refuses to fade away

who knew I'd given shelter
to such a roguish heart
forever I imagined it would be
as virtuous as me

Oh! and it pulls at me
It makes such a racket
it gives undue importance
to trivial things
nothing's more devious
than the heart

someone stop me
someone hold me
or else at this age
I will be deceived
and now I fear I'll
fall in love

my heart is but a child

my heart is but a child
Innocent but naive
my heart is but a child.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Friday, July 02, 2010

That’s Life!!!!

That’s Life!!!! by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
When I got enough confidence,
The stage was gone.

When I was sure of losing,
I won.

When I needed people the most,
They left me.

When I learn to dry my tears,
I found a shoulder to cry on.

When I mastered the skill of hating,
Somebody started loving me.

I think .... That’s Life!!!!

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Walking away in early morning rain ....

Walking away in early morning rain .... by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

There are things . ..

That we do not want to happen . ..

but have to accept,

Things we do not want to know . ...

but have to learn !

and people we can not live without but we have to let it go . . . .

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

मुसुक्क हाँस ल! Hi! Girls Do You Love Me?

मुसुक्क हाँस ल! Hi! Girls Do You Love Me? by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Hi! Girls Do You Love Me?

Written on a truck door at somewhere around at national highway. Look like this trucker is a Casanova.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Self Portrait

Self Portrait by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Self Portrait into the wild somewhere around at Bigu, Dolkha.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Need someone to fill my heart ….

Need someone to fill my heart ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Do you know what's the difference between "LOVE" and "LIKE"?

In front of the person you love, winter seems like spring.
But in front of the person you like, winter is just a beautiful winter.

The person you love comes into your mind every two minutes.
You can't look straight into the eyes of the one you love.
But you can always smile into the eyes of the one you like.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Walk side by side with me ….

Walk side by side with me ….
I need you like crazy; I love you like crazy …. I want to cuddle you each and every way. I want to grow old with you …. I just want to walk side by side with you in sunshine and even in rain.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Green Knot Project

The Green Knot Project by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

As the cities are turning into concrete jungles, there is a need to raise awareness on the importance of trees that stand amidst pollution and population surge. We are asking you to participate in an event being organized to mark the World Environment Day 2010. This silent awareness raising campaign will be held on Saturday, June 5.

On this day, we ask you to join us at New Road Pipalbot at 7 am sharp. The programme will be launched by tying a green knot around the historic papal tree. Through these green knots, we are airing our silent voices on behalf of all the trees within the valley and against rampant pollution, which is far too apparent in the roads, rivers and streams of this holy city.

After the initial knot tying ceremony, the participants will tie green knots on the roadside railings that run from Juddha Salik to New Road Gate. Then they will head to Tripureshwor and tie knots on lampposts on either side of the road leading to Thapathali. The process will be concluded at the Bagmati Bridge.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Earth Day by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Save Earth for Life. Enjoy each and every day as Earth Day and save it for next generation and for new life.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today ….

Today ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Today was the opening day of the Bahini: Life of my Sisters photography exhibition of Debby Ng and Edwin Koo and there was also reopening of the Harsha-Home and my birthday was a very busy day.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy New Year ….

Happy New Year ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
The time for celebration, new hope, new day and a brand new year. I wish you all a happy new year, a happy jut shital and a happy mother’s day to all of you.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Self Portrait

Self Portrait by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
I was just cleaning my room and my stuff and found this lost slide that I took when I was 14 years old. It was good time when I only have one cap and one camera and that was my first camera, which is still with me but not in use any more. I miss film photography and working on slide.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
I always have interest in alternative photography and want to learn it but here in Nepal normally only few people do some kind of alternative photography and if you talk about the young photographers from Nepal than I can bet that there are none.

If you are doing some kind of alternative photography than make me wrong. April is the month of pinhole photography and this self portrait was made by pinhole photography.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rain ….

Rain ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
We have rain in January, February and now in last day of March we have rain. Rain in Kathmandu is very different than other place; I am very much connected with rain in Kathmandu than other place. I do not know why but the rain in Kathmandu is simply awesome and I enjoy very much.

Rain....

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Negative

Negative by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
It’s been a while that peoples have forgotten how it feels to see the negative film, I always have passion for film photography but due to expense it is fading away but I am doing it for some time and still keep on doing it for my passion for film photography. I did try 35mm and 120mm film photography but I always wanted to play and learn with large format but in Nepal it is hard that any photography school or say that anyone can give a lesson for me on large format photography. There are few photography school that give education on photography but it’s all about digital nowadays. Film photography is like dead in Nepal and if you are around shooting in films, fellow photographers who use digital look at you like you are alien. But I love to be alien and keep on using film.

Film is not dead!

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Women in my life ….

Women in my life ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
I was raised in a family where women have majority and learn to respect women all my life.

Woman has man in it; Mrs. has Mr. in it female has male in it, she has he in it. No wonder men always want to be inside women.

Enjoy! The women day.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Day and day after tomorrow ….

Day and day after tomorrow ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
What will be the day and day after tomorrow for Kathmandu valley? We lost trust on political parties in Nepal, as they never do any think as they say, what you think? Do things will change in Nepal? Or we are still being cheated by political parties each and every time. Think about it.

Hope for good things for our country.

Peace.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Life moves ….

Life moves ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Life moves pretty fast, I was just wake up for to see the things around me and it’s too late for to feel the mood and get the things in right order, it’s like upside down, If I do not act soon my life will really upside down. There are many people around you who just pull your leg and do not let you climb the high you capable of, so do keep on working as you do and let the other think whatever they think. Try to meet the people who, inspire your work and explore the good things out of bad.

Enjoy!

A Nepali Muslim egg seller passing by along with others at Bagmati bridge at Kupondol, Lalitpur.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य

Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Thank you everyone who visited Photo Kavya फोटोकाव्य , who was part of Photo Kavya फोटोकाव्य , who brought photographs from Photo Kavya फोटोकाव्य and who supported us in every way. Thank you everyone, I learn a lot with your help and support.

Thank you Cheteize Tamang, Kushal Goyal, Prajwal Bhattarai, Prazwol Sijapati, Sagar Chitrakar, Sharad Aryal, Shikhar Bhattarai, Sneha Shrestha and Swapnil Acharya for being part of Photo Kavya फोटोकाव्य .

Special thank you goes to Mr. Hari Bangsha Kirant of Galleria CUC, Nayantara Gurung Kashapati, Bhushan Shilpakar and Nishant Shilpakar of Photo. Circle.

I hope, I did not miss any one to thank you because I know how it feels to be missed.

Thank you for everything.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wide angle ….

Wide angle ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
Wide angle …. many of my photographers friend, always ask for wide lens and I also need one but as of my friends I also, right now cannot afford it but there is always the alternate of everything as this photographs was taken by peephole attached in front of camera and it is quite good start to take wide angle.

Try yourself.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Monday, January 04, 2010

Bio at “Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य” ….

Bio at “Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य” …. by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

My bio at “Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य” photography exhibition that is on display from 3rd January to 9th January, 2010 at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Gaurav started taking photographs with his dad’s camera from the age of seven. But it was after SLC that his attachment to the camera gave him an all-new reason to take the love for photography a step further. After having received a digital camera as birthday present, Gaurav decided there was no looking back.

He has had no formal education in photography. He is a self-learner and says there still are many more things he’s yet to learn. Gaurav has already accomplished his mission of doing 10 group exhibitions and now is headed to putting 100 thousand photos online. Recently, he was part of the Hamra Hajurama: Our Grandmothers project and has also been selected for the exchange program of photo.circle with Pathshala and OUC.

If you are around than do give us a visit.

Thank you.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Sunday, January 03, 2010

NEPALPHOTOGRAPHY.org presents “Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य” ….

NEPALPHOTOGRAPHY.org presents “Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य” ….by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Today was very special day for me and I hope for many other peoples too …. Today was the beginning of the first photography exhibition of NEPALPHOTOGRAPHY.org - “Photo Kavya – फोटोकाव्य”. It was not just that, I was part of the exhibition that put smile on my face but as seeing the people united they can change a lot of things and Photo Kavya is one of that things.

I just want to thanks everyone who was part of Photo Kavya in any way.

Thank you all.

Photo Kavya is on display from 3rd January to 9th January, 2010 at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal. If you are around than do give us a visit.

Thank you.

Photo Kavya फोटोकाव्य

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Where I am heading?

Where I am heading?  by Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka
There are many things to do and the New Year has more hope than the last year. More exhibitions, many photography project and many things. First photography exhibition of 2010 is Photo Kavya फोटोकाव्य and it is staring from 3rd January to 9th January, 2010 at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal and also starting my personal photography project “Arrow Project” from this photograph.

If you are around than do give us a visit.

Thank you,

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka