A Traveller’s Tale

What a difference a few minutes can make to someone’s life, where a chance meeting can become a life-changing event. Back in 2006, Simon Watkinson had one of those chance meetings that not only was going to have a massive impact on his life but also of that of a little Nepalese girl

I was in the hill village of Ghandruk, high in the Annapurna Himalayan range, taking a holiday (yes, with camera in hand). I was away for a month as I had planned to combine a reconnaissance for future photo tours with a relaxing break. My journey took me high into the Annapurna sanctuary, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains. On my return from my high altitude trip I planned to spend some time in Ghandruk, to soak up the Himalayan atmosphere, staying in a pleasant lodge, above the one that I was planning to use for my guests when running photo tours. The lodge owner was a Nepalese man called Jay, who also ran the lodge below, so it was a great opportunity to...

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Simon Watkinson

Internationally renowned photographer Simon Watkinson ABIPP has had over 25 years of experience in professional Photography and was one of the pioneers of the digital age.

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