In this day and age where anyone can pickup a DSLR and claim to be a “photographer” (whatever that means), I ask how far are you willing to go for your art? Venture into areas that few dare to travel? Leave everything behind to pursue your work? Enter Mr. Éric Valli, a French photographer who spent 20 YEARS in the high Himalya region taking photographs and documenting the people who live in some of the most remote (and not to mention, awesomely beautiful and breathtaking) regions. Just as a heads up…I loaded this post with 40 images!
Valli ate, drank, and lived with the people in the region just as they did, and it’s no surprise that his work has been published several times in National Geographic landing both cover spots and being used in exclusive articles. Besides spending years living in the Himalyas, Valli has traveled to other remote regions in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and Thailand to photograph the daily lifestyles of the people who live there.
I highly encourage everyone to visit his site to view more of his work, which there is a lot more! Valli also incorporates text accompanying his work give some insight and context to each set. Simply amazing work!