Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful Indonesia: A Little Love in the Tegallalang Rice Terraces

The Tegallaland Rice Terraces are some of Bali's most visited rice terraces on the island. A 20 minute ride to the north of Ubud, they are carved into a narrow valley and provide a scenic vista, as well as a nice little hike to the other side. Being that these are working rice fields, visiting them might fall within any stage of the rice growing process. The photos here were taken shortly after a fresh planting and as scenic as the rice terraces in Bali might be, there is a lot of work that goes into maintaining these beautiful agricultural creations. On this particular day there was an older man in a very colorful blue shirt that contrasted beautifuly with the green rice, doing the weeding which made for great photos!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Vagabond Dogs Luxury Accessories

A few months ago I had the honor to photograph the lifestyle portraits for Vagabond Dogs Luxury Accessories. Not only was the venue modern, clean and chic, the pack we worked with were adorable and well behaved. But the real stars, the products themselves are to die for!! Beautifully designed by Ted and Nelly, and  hand made in Bali, these puppy accessories have just been launched in California and are available now. The best part? Once Vagabond Dogs is up and running they are committed to giving back to real dogs in need. Love the product and love a good cause. 

I will let them explain more about who the are and where they came from and feel free to check out their website and social media linked on this page. Enjoy!

"I’m having a drink at my favorite cafe right now.  Watching three dogs play:  it’s simplicity in life that we knew as young kids.  We slowly get more complicated and off-track.  Dogs know when they give love, it always resonates back with hugs, belly rubs, food and greater love.  The happiest people I meet around the world have learned to keep things very much uncomplicated and many have found dogs in their life.    
A constant reminder of simplicity & love.    

I’m Ted.  My partner is Nelly.  We met later in life.   Both ricocheted through a crazy childhood;  a good crazy.  Nelly in London then southern California.  Myself in the New York City underground.  Vagabond-Dogs is our design company.  It’s our vehicle for the exquisite redistribution of focus directly to dogs that need help through advocacy & charity.  We’re building a network of advocates; giving needed media attention to people who devote their time helping dogs through adoption awareness, education, abuse spotlight, dog civil service options and the latest health research including diet.
We’re finalizing our Dog Advocacy Network now!  If you know someone who needs support please contact us:"

And please follow us on Facebook & Instagram for educational industry news, great original pictures and updates on our exciting advocacy network! 

Many thanks!
Ted & Nelly

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated.”   -Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beautiful Indonesia: Bingin Beach, What a Beaut!

One of the most popular destinations in the Bukit, Bingin Beach is located in the Pecatu Village and one of the stunning tourist destinations on Bali.

Bingin is also situated close to the other famous surfing points such as Padang-Padang, Impossible and Dreamland as well as Uluwatu, Suluban, and Balangan. 

From the cliff top the views are stunning and once you have managed to hike down the cliff to the beach, the beach itself has crystal clear water, sandy beach and a beautiful barrel wave. The chilled surf and beach vibe can't be beat!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Flytographer Family at Taman Ayun Temple

This lovely American family ventured to Bali and wanted some professional family portraits with an authentic Balinese backdrop. They contacted Flytographer and were connected with me and we had an amazing shoot at Taman Ayun Temple, located in Mengwi. Positioned sightly inland it is a gorgeous temple in southwestern Bali. Luckily the rain stopped for us and we ended up having lots of cute kid smiles and one happy family.