Bali Portraits

One of my favourite things about the time I spent in Indonesia was the experience of living in a community of kindred spirits; artists and creators who were supportive and open minded, almost right away I felt as comfortable with these strangers as I did with some of my oldest friends. I didn’t get a chance to photograph everyone, I would have loved to spend more time with the locals and to photograph them, and I also wish I’d had more time to create portraits of everyone in our group. But the shoots I did have time for were a lot of fun. I spent a lot of time roaming through rice fields and along the white sand beaches with Tyler, did my first underwater shoot with beautiful Kylie who was fearless considering she had never been underwater before, and I photographed several of the girls under and around the stunning Teganungan Waterfall. Here are some of my favourite portraits from Bali.

{The last photograph is a self portrait I took next to Tegenungan waterfall. I hardly ever shoot self portraits, for a whole bunch of reasons, but I’d decided I wanted to have something to remember this day by, and I had some extra time while the others were finishing their own shoots. I shot this at the end of the day and I was tired from the treacherous journey to the waterfall and from taking photos all afternoon. My dress was ripped and dirty, my feet were scratched from the rocks and I spent about 40 minutes running back and forward from the tripod to get the focus right. The picture didn’t turn out exactly as I’d hoped, but I thought I’d share it anyway, because things don’t always have to be perfect and although I felt sort of frustrated trying to get this shot, I also felt so at peace next to this incredible waterfall, and this picture reminds me of that moment}

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  • Aunty C

    Brilliant photography as always. Well done.

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