In a quiet neighborhood, sandwiched between apartment buildings and houses, lies the quaint Indian/Nepali restaurant Gurkha.
Why the name Gurkha?…
Gurkha is the name of those famous fearless and brave warriors who were born in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal. They are ready to sacrifice their body and life in the name of truth, duty, and discipline. And they have shown it many times at many battlefields in the world, like World War I and II, Cashmere, Kargil, Iraq, Afghanistan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, Falklands, and of course India and the United Kingdom. They take no notice of extreme heat or cold, or day or night, or sleep or hunger to acheive their goals. They would never accept defeat. If you ask them, what makes you Gurkhas, they would answer: “Our heart is the stones of Nepali mountains; Nepali long knife ‘Khukuri’ is our hands; bullet, powder, and explosives is our dress; guns are our feet. And the delicous Himalayan food is our soul.” The owners disclosed, “That is exactly the reason to chose Gurkha as the name of our restaurant.”
We relaxed on the outside patio and discussed details of the upcoming photoshoot. (The style of the shoot was determined weeks ago – Black, White, and Red.) We had a chuckle when the wine arrived – A black, white, and red bottle of Pinot Noir labeled Le Photographe. And on the label, a quote by photographer/filmaker Elliott Erwitt. Life just winked at me 😉
The food was amazing. Lots of laughs and a few tears. I really enjoy hearing stories from my clients. Photoshoots like this, when you are half way around the world and all alone, make you feel connected and eager to travel more.
The night slips into a hazy twilight as Le Photographe slips into memory…
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things in words.” ― Elliott Erwitt
Gurkha Le Photographe – by Atlanta Photographer Maryann Davidson Photography
by: Atlanta Photographer Maryann Davidson _ (c) all rights reserved