Just a decade ago in Kathmandu, you simply learn to love the person you marry, instead of marrying the person you love.
Child and arranged marriages were common and people were appalled by the idea of free love.

Not anymore.

Still, it is a huge taboo to live together as lovers without the institution of marriage. Bijay, a tattoo artist, first met his wife 5 years ago. He moved in with her, and they had a child without being legally married to her. They are now happily married.
In my search for lovers in Kathmandu, I was fortunate to meet couples who opened their lives up to me.

It led me to think that perhaps, one day, I might find the love of my life in the most unconventional way, in one of the most conservative societies in the world.

For the Kathmandu InsideOut Workshop 2012