Bali – Part Two

The temperature outside here in Scotland is -1˚C, and Bali feels very far away now. It’s midwinter and with the Winter Solstice just behind us the days are still short, and darkness falls mid-afternoon which makes the nights feel never-ending. Although I love Scotland, I dream of a time when I follow the sun across the earth, living endless summers, nomadic and free.

The images below are from the middle part of my time in Indonesia. We took a trip to the beautiful Virgin Beach where we photographed and frolicked in the waves. I lay in the sand letting the sun’s rays soak into my skin, appreciating every second in the knowledge that I would be heading back to winter in the UK and many months without the sun’s warmth. Even the bus ride home from the beach felt magical as the sunset was reflected in the faces of my friends and we drifted in and out of sleep, tired but carefree.

Another day Caitlin and I took a scooter trip into town to visit the colourful markets. We were befriended by a kind shop-keeper – we were his first customers and in Bali the first customer is thought to be lucky. He blessed us and taught us our what our Indonesian names would be. We asked him questions and he told us about the Hindu gods and goddesses. We also met a man who carved intricate wooden masks and he showed us how to carve. The island is filled with some of the most kind-hearted, friendly people I have ever met.

The rest of the photographs are just snapshots from daily life – shooting behind the scenes of amazingly talented photographers, raw food cafes, and scooter adventures. The little in-between moments that make up life.

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