November 17, 2008

The dark side of urban life

The dark side of urban life, originally uploaded by Digital Monk.

Load shedding has been a part of life in Kathmandu valley and rest of Nepal for months. Power cuts happen here every single day and range from 3-6 hours. It was really difficult to adjust to this kind of of blackouts when I came here about 3 months back, but now it has become part of the daily routine.

This shot was clicked during one of those power cuts. This elderly lady was in the dark, waiting for the electricity. The candle was the only source of light around her. I requested her to hold the candle high and to look at the camera. She kindly did so, which resulted in this image.

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