Opportunistic Street Photography Today, after running some morning errands. I was stuck in the middle of a huge traffic jam in the centre of Ubud. That usually means one thing--upacara. In other words, there was a Balinese Hindu Religious procession in progress. Rather than waiting in the hot sun inhaling exhaust from dozens of idling [...]
Beauty in the Mundane During all the years I've lived in Ubud, I've never seen the Ubud Palace being completely smoked-out. In this case, fogged-out. Even though fogging for mosquitoes is a common thing in Bali, this scene at the main gate to the palace is not something you see every day. Here, we have [...]
Loved the tour, it has inspired me to get back into photography. I learnt a lot and got some great shots. Looking forward to going again next time I'm in Bali. ~Lauren from Australia I'm inspired by your kind words, Lauren! I can't wait to see some of your photos from the tour.
It’s as if time has stood still during the early mornings at the pasar. During the Pasar Ubud photo tours, I discipline myself to give priority and my attention to the photographers I’m guiding through the crowded and grungy labyrinths. But, on occasion, I get a moment to myself to capture a priceless moment. The [...]
There's a saying, "Ubud is a Mood". If Ubud is a mood, then Pasar Ubud is where all the moods originate. The typical day at the Pasar starts between 3:30-4:00 am every morning. Pasar Ubud is where everyday life kicks-off. Thus, setting the mood for the day.
October 2018 officially Marked the first anniversary of Bali Street PhotographerHaving guest photographer Simon and his daughter Aurora join me in October was a perfect way to celebrate the first full year of the Pasar Ubud Street Photography tour! And, there's more. The icing on the cake is that Simon recently opened a solo exhibit [...]
Ubud is a Mood During the day, there are three distinct moods at the pasar. The early morning is the timeless period. Bali's unadulterated essence is revealed from 4-8 am. The tourist aimed facades are non-existent. From 8-10 am is transition time. After 10 am belongs to the colourful tourist realm. If you are in [...]