OON: Could you please tell us about your project “Pahichan”?
Pahichan was the final project of my university. I had a brief idea of what I wanted to do but I wasn’t sure what I will end up with. I started to look within myself and wanted this project to be a reflection of who I am. So I came up with Pahichan - meaning identity in Nepali . It was a very personal project of mine where I was exploring my own identity but through different mediums. It’s also about looking at Nepalese identity in a different form.
OON: What was the trigger that inspired this project?
The main inspiration came from when I want back to Nepal in 2015 as it was my first time visiting Nepal without my families which was a complete different experience and also by looking at diaspora of different artist and how do they share their personal experience in a different forms.
OON: What do you want to accomplish with this project & what’s the takeaway you want people to have when they see your pictures?
OON: Among all your work that you have done. Which one is your favorite & what has a special kinda place for you?
OON: Do you have a shooting strategy or creative process when you shoot?
OON: Do you ever struggle with your identity as a British/Nepali and your experience going out in two different cultures?
OON: What’s the best advice you have ever received, and what advice will you give to someone who is interested to do photography?
The advice that I will give who are interested in photography is keep doing what you love and you just have to keep pushing yourself. Keep shooting play around with the materials you have. It doesn’t have to be perfect but make sure you are doing what you love.