New Additions to the Canang Gallery
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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.
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!
This market stall vendor has closed up her stall, packed up her scooter, and now attempting to make it to the open road. Ah, the challenges of everyday Bali.
Last month (April 2019), Nick Holt and his daughter Mia from the UK came to Ubud. It was a real treat to show them around the pasar with cameras in hand. Nick is an accomplished photographer with a solid background in art. Mia is an aspiring photographer with a keen eye and who is quick on the shutter. Two excellent skills to have as a street photographer.
Both Mia and Nick impressed me with their more artistic approach to photography. They also exhibited that fine balance between fearlessness and mindfulness in the midst of chaos, crowds, and grunge that comes with the territory so to speak.
Here’s a sneak peek at Nick’s beautiful photo contributions to the blog.
This lead photo is my humble homage to the master street photographer Elliott Erwitt. Learn about Erwitt’s dog street photography here.
This photo of a Bali Dog at Pasar Ubud and four more images are now up on the I love Bali Dogs gallery.
You can help support education, rehoming, adoption, and recovery programmes for these beautiful street dogs. Visit Mission Paw’sible.org.
One of the values of Bali Street Photographer is
To See Rather Than Look
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Late last year/early this year (2018/2019), three photographs from Bali Street Photographer were exhibited by Don’t Take Pictures. I’ve been following Don’t Take Pictures for years. So, being featured in one of their exhibits is a huge honour. Especially since the team over there is held in high esteem and continually curates impeccable photography work in print and digital media.
Don’t Take Pictures’ philosophy compliments Bali Street Photographer’s mission. The name itself is provocative and oxymoronic at the same time (given the context). So, what’s the meaning behind Don’t Take Pictures?
The title, Don’t Take Pictures, references the language of modern photography. Over the years, the term “taking pictures” has begun to be replaced with “making photographs.” The change signifies a distinction between the widespread use of cameras in the modern world and the more systematic, thoughtful process of creating photographic art. At Don’t Take Pictures, we strive to celebrate the creativity involved with the making of photographs. ~Don’t Take Pictures
Here’s Bali Street Photographer’s mission statement (from the About page).
To see rather than look. To create rather than take. To explore rather than visit. To connect rather than separate. ~Bali Street Photographer
These are the three photographs that were in the exhibit. All made by Bali Street Photographer.
Please visit the Seeing Red online gallery and learn more about Don’t Take Pictures.