Ogoh-Ogoh & Nyepi
18 March 2012 | Culture
Everywhere I went in Bali giant ogoh-ogoh figures were under construction. Not only everywhere, but everytime – when I set out from Ubud at midnight to drive to the foot of Mt Agung to climb that iconic volcano ogoh-ogoh constructors were still hard at work.
Climbing Mt Agung
15 March 2012 | Places
▲ For our 2004 book Rice Trails – A journey through the ricelands of Asia & Australia –photographer Richard I’Anson and I wanted an iconic photograph of Balinese rice farmers working on their fields with the island’s holy mountain, Gunung Agung, towering over...
Photographs of 2009
23 December 2009 | Places
I've been posting some 'end of 2009' lists in an assortment of categories, starting with Aerial Views, then with Hotels (good and bad), Other Transport, Music, Cars & Drives, Galleries & Museums, Books and Animals & Wildlife. Today it's my photographs of 2...
I Still Love Bali
3 October 2009 | Culture
Travelling from Melbourne to London earlier this week Maureen and I stopped off in Bali for a few days and I was reminded all over again why I like Bali – and Indonesia – so much:
Offerings at the door of a shop on Monkey Forest Rd in Ubud. Because these daily of...
Photographs of 2008
23 December 2008 | Places
I’m running through some travel lists for 2008. I’ve ticked off interesting hotels, my best music experiences, great flights, cars & drives and then museums, galleries & exhibitions. Today it's some favourite photographs of 2008. They're not necessarily my bes...