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News Photography

Meals on Wheels – New Additions

More two wheel wonders from the streets of Bali.

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News Photography

On the Road in East Java

Feature photo from the archives. On the road in East Java.

Cultural Diversity

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.

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Culture Photography

Surabaya – Bali Street Photographer on the Road Series

New Series

I always enjoy launching a new photo series. My goal for this new series is to share street photography of places outside of Ubud, Bali. A sort of Bali Street Photographer (BSP) on the road if you will.

Surabaya

The hero image for this post was taken last week (end of February 2019) at an open market at Car-Free Day in Surabaya. Car-Free Day is when the city of Surabaya shuts down one of the most scenic & busiest downtown streets called Jalan Raya Dharmo. This event is held every Sunday.

Surabaya is Indonesia’s “second city” and is located in East Java. Java is Bali’s next door neighbor to the west.

Technique

In this hero photo, I worked the crowd by blending in, going with the flow, and playing with layers of people & objects. Read more about layered photo compositions here.

Stay tuned for a dedicated gallery for BSP on the Road.

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Culture Photography

SUVs are Overrated – Taking the Market Stall Back Home

Think about this photo next time you catch youself saying you need a bigger vehicle.

See what else is being hauled around on two wheels throughout the Indonesia archipelago here.

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News

Bali Dogs Gallery Published

I Love Bali Dogs

Hopefully, this gallery is the most comprehensive curated collection of Bali Dog images. Here is my long overdue and humble tribute to Bali’s beloved street dogs.

Visit the gallery here.

#ilovebalidogs #adoptdontshop

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Culture Photography

Offbeat Images of Balinese Ceremonies

As a street photographer, I connect with our gift to present life from a different perspective. There is no right or wrong when it comes to how we view life–just diffrent points of views.

So-called exotic cultures are often potrayed the same way in social media and travel magazines. I hope this new collection of images expands how you would normally view a place like Bali.

Photos of Balinese Ceremonies with a Twist - Bali Street Photographer
Behind the scenes on the night before Nyepi.
Photos of Balinese Ceremonies with a Twist - Bali Street Photographer
Gamelan players.

See the new gallery here.

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Testimonial

Inspired to Get Back Into Photography

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.

Bali Street Photographer tour with Lauren

~Lauren from Australia

I’m inspired by your kind words, Lauren! I can’t wait to see some of your photos from the tour.

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Culture Photography

Time Stands Still — Daily Offerings at Pasar Ubud

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 full resolution image for this feature photo can be downloaded on Unsplash.

See the full gallery of Balinese Offerings (canang) here.

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Photography

Meals on Wheels – New Addition

Who Said Chivalry is Dead?

I think this is probably one of the most romantic photographs I’ve ever made in my life.

See the full Meals on Wheels gallery here.

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Culture Sightseeing

Priests & Priestesses 1

Upacara Agama (Balinese Religious Ceremony)

Balinese ceremonies (Upacara) in some shape or form are held every day on the Island of the Gods. Major ceremonies like the one these men are going to occur almost every week. You are guaranteed to see an upacara if you stay for a few days in Bali.

This is the first photo in a new series that will feature less mainstream (maybe slightly quirky) images of Balinese ceremonies.

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