Ini Bali / This is Bali

This is Bali by mark l chaves

In Search of the Real Bali Bali is a global tourist destination. So, it makes sense that Bali seems to be overdeveloped. People may complain about it--the overdevelopment. Most definitely there are less rice paddies (sawah) in Ubud than there was when I first arrived in 2010. But, if one is wanderer/adventurer, one doesn't have [...]

Beauty in the Mundane

Beauty in the Mundane - Bali Street Photographer

Everyday BaliI contribute and support a few online photography forums. I enjoy seeing other people's photos. I learn new things, see new perspectives, and get inspired. I definitely value people's constructive feedback. Recently, I started to comment on a photo in a street photography group when I read some feedback that disturbed me. Here's an [...]

Great Introduction to Pasar Ubud

Great Introduction to Pasar Ubud - Bali Street Photographer

"The tour was a great introduction to the Pasar Ubud. Mark gave some great tips on spots to shoot and I was able to head back to the market again the next morning to get some great shots with some more favourable light. Thanks Mark!" ~Bryn & Diane from Toronto Canada So happy to hear [...]

A Keen Eye

Stella from LA - testimonial for Bali Street Photographer

"On my first trip to Bali, I stayed in Ubud and was introduced to an English speaking local, Mark Chaves. He hosts cultural market tours to tourists to explain the Balinese culture and customs. It was a great experience because he knew the local customs and the ins and out of the culture, the food, [...]