Ricardo Gomes is from Geneva, Switzerland, and I've followed him on Instagram for quite a while. I'm a snowboarder who constantly dreams of having the ability to ride in the kinds of places you see in magazines and videos, and Ricardo's feed is usually filled with snow-capped mountains and amazing landscape shots. His submission documents a 20 day hiking trip he took in Nepal in May 2012. His Instagram images are frequently accompanied by inspiring quotes from famous authors, each one seeming to perfectly tap into the mood of the photo.


Tell us about the location in the photos.

I was definitely searching for some adventure and good human experiences, so I decided to travel to Nepal during for nearly a month in May 2012. I found what I was looking for: amazing trails for trekking and captivating landscapes everyday. I walked 150 miles in twenty days and reached the Tsergo Ri summit so I could  enjoy every moment and live intensely each moment of this adventure. Being able to photograph such a gorgeous place like Nepal was a blessing and, a new challenge for me. As an amateur in photography I’ve found that landscapes were my passion, my field to explore more and learn about while having an adventure at the same time.  So I just combined both in my trip there.

Of course, this is only a small part of my story and experiences there, but this travel changed the way I see the world now and allowed me to become a better human being.

How long have you been a photographer?

I’ve been photographing since five years ago. I had a sudden desire to capture the view I was facing at that simple moment, but I never could replace my full feelings by one single shot, one picture; it must be lived. Since that day, every time I go to the outdoors I never leave my camera at home.

Does anything in particular influence your photography style?

Cory Richards – for his amazing quality photography and adventure. Jimmy Chin – for his talent to capture the unexpected. Conrad Anker – an inspiration for me on mountaineering.

What is your dream adventure photography location?

The first places that come to my mind is definitely Scotland and Iceland. Landscapes there are breathtaking and the atmosphere incredible to capture what I am searching for.



Name Ricardo Gomes
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Featured In Issue One - June 2013
Gear & Equipment Camera: Canon Eos 40D Lenses: Canon EFS 17-85mm, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Sigma AF 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM OS, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, Tripod: Manfrotto Carbon Fibre
Websites Instagram
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