Kathmandu is an unrivaled crossroad of fashion, where styles from Lhasa to Los Angeles debut on a stage that’s been bustling for millennia. The backdrop is a Himalayan mountainscape strewn with prayer flags & pagodas. The centuries shift block by block. Breakdancers, punks & biker gangs brush shoulders with monks, sadhus & yogis. Above it all, the bodhisattvas stand in naked stone. They oversee the pageantry of samsara as they always have, unmoved by anything but the eternal.
This series, shot in 2012, took on a new poignancy after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake leveled some of the temples & statues in these shots.