One of the Bali Street Photographer’s core values is to see rather than look.
The Photography & Techie Connection
One of the things I love about my passion project, Bali Street Photographer Pasar Ubud Tours, is meeting people from everywhere. Recently, things got even more interesting. At least three participants have two things in common with me. They come from high tech backgrounds and they love photography. I’m wondering now. Could this be a coincidence? Or, is there some connection between being a techie and loving photography?
Is it because techies are also creators? And, techies like gadgets? What do you think? Leave me a comment below.
First, let me apologise. This is a late post. I took some time-off from the tours in September-October to focus on a couple projects. Now it’s mid-November, and I’m still trying to catch up on sharing new posts.
Speaking of hiatuses. In August, I was thrilled to meet Kathryn from Canada. Kathryn was in Bali for part of her sabbatical from being a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, Inc. Automattic is the parent company of WordPress.com. WordPress.com is where BaliStreetPhotographer.com is hosted.
I have a confession. Saying that I’m honoured to guide a Happiness Engineer from Automattic is an understatement!
Thanks for joining the tour, Kathryn!
Learn more and check the full gallery on Kathryn’s site. Not to be missed.
My very first pet as an adult (on my own) was an adopted barn cat from Norfolk, England. Her name was Ally. Named after Ally Sheedy. That was back in 1985 when I lived in the UK. Since then, I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for felines.
Connecting with kitty cats in Bali is a bit of a challenge. Cats aren’t as common as dogs on the island. Basically, the dogs rule the streets in Bali.
But, when we are in Surabaya visiting family, I get my cat fix. On the island of Java, cats rule the streets. Street dogs in Java are rare–the opposite of Bali.
This post is dedicated to all the cat lovers who follow BaliStreetPhotographer.com. Thanks for following and for your support to the hard working people rescuing/rehoming Bali’s street cats at Villa Kitty.
This post is also motivated by the recent inspiring cat stories from Kathryn Presner. Please visit her site and have a read.
Life is in your face on the streets of Indonesia. Bali is no exception.
Beggars, vendors, street food sellers, & taxi drivers are a big part of every day Bali. This is why street photography here is never a dull moment.
Break out the Universal Donuts! It’s Party time!
BaliStreetPhotographer.com was originally launched in July 2017. Gosh how time flies. I’m happy to announce two major design changes that should make finding info on the site easier!
1. Grid View for the News/Blog Page
If you viewed the news blog on a large display before this update, you’d have seen one long slab of sequential posts. This page now displays feature images and text snippets in a three column grid. Making it easier to browse multiple teasers at a glance. And, it’s what all the hip kids are doing.
2. Dedicated What to do in Ubud Page
Ah, I finally made some time (3-days!) to break-up the original monolithic Favourite Ubud Hangouts post. This is one of the most viewed posts on the site. It needed some up-to-date TLC badly. It still needs some fresh photos. I’m working on it lol.
Each section now has it’s own dedicated page. And, I’m about 50% done giving each hangout its own page too. Keeping up with websites and keeping up with the ever changing Ubud scene will always be (fun) works in progress.
Let me know what you think about the changes. Leave me a comment.
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I’m pleased to announce a new addition to the Bali Street Photographer galleries. Please have a look at Paul Eveleigh’s wonderful photograph contributions.
I especially love the composition work in these three lovely images.
I learned more from Mark than I did on an expensive photo tour. Like how to use light, composition and story telling. I cannot recommend Mark highly enough. If you take only one photo tour in Ubud, take this one. Ten out of ten. ~Paul Eveleigh
Thanks so much for your kind words, Paul! It was such a pleasure to show-off the pasar to you. I appreciate your love for telling a good story through pictures.
See you next time!
Feature photo from the archives. On the road in East Java.
A short ferry boat ride across the Bali Strait from the port town of Gilimanuk, Bali lies the seaside town of Banyuwangi. Banyuwangi is located on the eastern tip of Java. It’s here where island of 1,000 temples gives way to a land graced by mosque architecture. And, the gamelan turns into melodic calls to prayer over the loudspeakers.
This crossing is a vivid reminder of how culturally diverse Indonesia is.
There will be no Pasar Ubud photo tours from 4 June to 10 June to honour Idul Fitri. Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri.
Finally, a photo gallery dedicated to the artistic side of street photography. The artsy style of photography is near & dear to me. So, I am happy to share this and welcome your comments.
Definitions & Examples
This might be the most complete collection of artistic street photos in one place. And, it’s complete with definitions and lots a examples.
While cameras were always familiar to me, it was my introduction to Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliot Erwitt’s photography that proved life changing. ~Sid Kannegnati
After some scheduling challenges and dodging the remains of a long rainy season, Sid & I finally met. Thanks for joining the tour and creating some wonderful street photography, Sid!