About Me - The Tainted Tripod

About Me

I'm never unhappy when I have camera on my hands.

I was born and raised in Nepal, in the capital city of Kathmandu. Growing up in this beautiful part of the world, I always had a fascination with artistic and architecture side of things around me like temples, archaic buildings, monuments and nature. Late in my teen I started taking pictures when I got my first point and shoot camera. My love for taking pictures grew even further when I started playing with long exposure feature of my camera. Photographing trails of light, clouds in motion or silky stream of flowing water using long exposure techniques and turning a simple composition into a form of art hooked me into photography.

By trait, I am an engineering graduate, but have a humongous passion for travel. Searching unexplored places to visit and finding unique perspective to photograph always appeals me. I moved to Black Hills area few years ago and ever since have been mesmerized by the beauty of its night sky which has inspired me in many ways. I feel the idea of using an ordinary DSLR to capture faintest of light that has travelled through thousands and thousands of year to reach us is truly remarkable.

I am a self-taught photographer always trying to learn new techniques and polish my photography and post processing skills. I’m passionate about landscape and astrophotography. I enjoy and find pleasure in spending hours out in the dark photographing the milky way or shooting a long star trails. Besides, I’m also interested in photographing animals in nature, and shooting macro or closeup images of any small scale that excites me.

"Be humble for you are made of Earth, Be noble for you are made of stars."


Archival high quality prints of different kinds (paper, canvas, acrylic, metal) and different sizes for all my works are available. If you need any  additional information regarding purchasing a print or licensing any of my images, you can email me directly at thetaintedtripod@gmail.com or send me a message on my Facebook page.

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