Ogoh-Ogoh 2019

Pengerupukan - the night of Ogoh-ogoh - Bali Street Photographer

Glimpses of ogoh-ogoh Every banjar (Balinese community) is preparing for the night before Nyepi (Balinese Silent Day/New Year - 7 March 2019). This means you can see glimpses of the famous ogoh-ogoh statues being built everywhere. In Bali, it seems that every week there's an auspicous festival or special holiday. But, Nyepi is unique. And, [...]

When Stuck in Traffic Make Photographs

Ngaben - Balinese Cremation Ceremony - Bali Street Photographer

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 [...]