Category: Travelling

Namaste Nepal

Last month I had the change to spend a – way to short – week in Nepal working on a project about maternal healthcare for USAID.

In between the shootings, I was just able to briefly explore Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.

I really love what I saw: the light, the colours and the people were just amazing. I’m really looking forward to have the chance to going back and explore the country properly.

In the meantime, this is what I was able to shoot:


November 15, 2014 - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Waiting for my connection flight to Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 15, 2014 – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Waiting for my connection flight to Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 17, 2014 - Bhaktapur (Nepal). Wandering in the streets of Bhaktapur. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 17, 2014 – Bhaktapur (Nepal). Wandering in the streets of Bhaktapur. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 17, 2014 - Bhaktapur (Nepal). Young kids walk back home after school. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 17, 2014 – Bhaktapur (Nepal). Young kids walk back home after school. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 16, 2014 - Bhaktapur (Nepal). A young devote prays in Taumadhi square inside the holy city of Bhaktapur, a few km outside Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 16, 2014 – Bhaktapur (Nepal). A young devote prays in Taumadhi square inside the holy city of Bhaktapur, a few km outside Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 16, 2014 - Bhaktapur (Nepal). Devotees pray and sing in Taumadhi square inside the holy city of Bhaktapur, a few km outside Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 16, 2014 – Bhaktapur (Nepal). Devotees pray and sing in Taumadhi square inside the holy city of Bhaktapur, a few km outside Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 18, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Contruction workers and passengers at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 18, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Contruction workers and passengers at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 18, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). View of the Himalaya on my way to Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 18, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). View of the Himalaya on my way to Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 18, 2014 - Nepalganj (Nepal). Commuters board a local bus coming from the Indian border outside the city of Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 18, 2014 – Nepalganj (Nepal). Commuters board a local bus coming from the Indian border outside the city of Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 - Nepalganj (Nepal). Foggy morning in Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 – Nepalganj (Nepal). Foggy morning in Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 - Nepalganj (Nepal). Foggy morning in Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 – Nepalganj (Nepal). Foggy morning in Nepalganj. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Buddhist monks in front of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Buddhist monks in front of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Interior of one of the monastery built in front of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Interior of one of the monastery built in front of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). People pray inside the courtyard of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 20, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). People pray inside the courtyard of the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in the early morning inside the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Buddhist monks play football in the courtyard of a monastery nearby Swayambunath Stupa in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Buddhist monks play football in the courtyard of a monastery nearby Swayambunath Stupa in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Young monks play outside a monastery near the Swayambunath Stupa, better known as "Monkey Temple" in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Young monks play outside a monastery near the Swayambunath Stupa, better known as “Monkey Temple” in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). A devotee light candles at Swayambunath Stupa, better known as "Monkey Temple" in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 21, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). A devotee light candles at Swayambunath Stupa, better known as “Monkey Temple” in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). A view of the park that sorrounds the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). A view of the park that sorrounds the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). View of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, where many locals perform the cremation of their loved ones.  © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). View of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, where many locals perform the cremation of their loved ones. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). A family during a ceremony held in front ot the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Locals come to the temple to cremate their loved ones and to remember their ancestors. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). A family during a ceremony held in front ot the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Locals come to the temple to cremate their loved ones and to remember their ancestors. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). A family bring woods for an open-air cremation at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). A family bring woods for an open-air cremation at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). A family prepares the body of a loved one for an open-air cremation at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu - locals believe that the deceased person sin's are cleaned away submerging his feet in the Bagmati river. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). A family prepares the body of a loved one for an open-air cremation at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu – locals believe that the deceased person sin’s are cleaned away submerging his feet in the Bagmati river. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). A family burn the body of a loved one during an open-air cremation at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). A family burn the body of a loved one during an open-air cremation at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Two holy men talk at the phone in the park that sorrounds the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Two holy men talk at the phone in the park that sorrounds the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Apprentice monks walk in the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Apprentice monks walk in the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Locals visit the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu - also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Locals visit the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu – also known as Bodnath, is the biggest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan temple outside Tibet. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Locals chill out in Durbar square. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Locals chill out in Durbar square. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Pigeons in Durbar square. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Pigeons in Durbar square. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in front of a shrine in Durbar square. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 22, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Devotees pray in front of a shrine in Durbar square. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Fabric sellers in the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Fabric sellers in the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Fabric sellers in the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Fabric sellers in the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). In the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). In the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). In the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). In the streets of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 - Kathmandu (Nepal). Chickens are sold in a butchery of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
November 23, 2014 – Kathmandu (Nepal). Chickens are sold in a butchery of Kathmandu. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Selamat Indonesia

It took me a while, but I finally found the time to edit some of the outtakes from our Ruom collective project about Indonesian migrants we did last April and May.


April 19, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). Sunrise over Jakarta. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 19, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). Sunrise over Jakarta. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 19, 2014 - Tanjung Pandan (Indonesia). Passengers collect their luggage at Tanjung Pandan airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 19, 2014 – Tanjung Pandan (Indonesia). Passengers collect their luggage at Tanjung Pandan airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 19, 2014 - Belitung (Indonesia). A father and son walk on the seaside of Belitung. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 19, 2014 – Belitung (Indonesia). A father and son walk on the seaside of Belitung. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 21, 2014 - Belitung (Indonesia). A man paints a boat in the port of Belitung. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 21, 2014 – Belitung (Indonesia). A man paints a boat in the port of Belitung. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 20, 2014 - Belitung (Indonesia). A woman stares at the sea holding her daughter. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 20, 2014 – Belitung (Indonesia). A woman stares at the sea holding her daughter. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
May 06, 2014 - Yogyakarta (Indonesia). A view of Mount Merapi. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
May 06, 2014 – Yogyakarta (Indonesia). A view of Mount Merapi. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 24, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). Joggers rest at the base of the National Monument (MONAS). © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 24, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). Joggers rest at the base of the National Monument (MONAS). © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
May 03, 2014 - Salatiga (Indonesia). A farmer hoe the ground of his field in the outskirts of Salatiga. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
May 03, 2014 – Salatiga (Indonesia). A farmer hoe the ground of his field in the outskirts of Salatiga. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 23, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). A young woman has lunch in a restaurant of Jakarta. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 23, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). A young woman has lunch in a restaurant of Jakarta. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 23, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). A kid waits for her mother out of a cafe. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 23, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). A kid waits for her mother out of a cafe. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 23, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). People wait in a queue to buy food from a stall. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 23, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). People wait in a queue to buy food from a stall. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 29, 2014 - Semarang (Indonesia). Passengers on a train to Semarang. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 29, 2014 – Semarang (Indonesia). Passengers on a train to Semarang. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 25, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). Kids watch planes taking off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 25, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). Kids watch planes taking off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 25, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). Pilgrims wait to board their flight to the Mecca at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 25, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). Pilgrims wait to board their flight to the Mecca at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 27, 2014 - Indramayu (Indonesia). Young girls are paraded through the streets of the village for the Rasulan, a traditional initiation ceremony. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 27, 2014 – Indramayu (Indonesia). Young girls are paraded through the streets of the village for the Rasulan, a traditional initiation ceremony. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 04, 2014 - Salatiga (Indonesia). Passengers on a public collective bus. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 04, 2014 – Salatiga (Indonesia). Passengers on a public collective bus. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 19, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). Catching an early flight at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
April 19, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). Catching an early flight at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
May 10, 2014 - Jakarta (Indonesia). Night view of downtown Jakarta. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom
May 10, 2014 – Jakarta (Indonesia). Night view of downtown Jakarta. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom