Dec 30, 2014

Di Wang

Lately I have been exploring new styles to edit photos and it has been so interesting to create new variations and moods for bouth new and old pictures.

Still after two years I find myself getting back to these photos of Di Wang I took in Japan, and now I decided to give them an another run.

While seeing all the snowy and winterly pictures from Finland, I wanted to give the photos a bit stromy yet cool vibe. What do you think?

Photos and concept: Esa Kapila
Model: Di Wang



Dec 9, 2014

Great days

Wow it's already December! Nowdays my every post starts by apologizing how rarely I manage to actually sit down, put photos to my computer and post them here. Sorry about that.

This last month I had my brother and two friends from Finland visiting Bali and Ubud. Since the three weeks were so full of adventures and small highlights I can't share it all, but here are some moments on the way. 

The monkey forest. You could spend hours just looking these little fellows playing around!

If you stand still they might even include you to their play.

And make a fool of you.

We also climbed the mount Batur, the other still active volcano in Bali. The sunrise on top was so beautiful!

Antti, Tinja, Yasha, me, our guide Putu and Leo (taking the photo) walked around the crater.

Me and Leo  just down from the very top.

Down after the long hike.

Tinja's and Antti's last dinner in Ubud before they headed down South to the beach.

Ayu's birthday at Locavore

Leos dream was to drive around the whole island with motorbikes, but since that was a bit too long way, we just went to Lovina and back. The 8 hours ride was tiring but totally worth it. The scenery up in the mountais was so beautiful and getting lost in small villages were one of the higlights of our journey.

Lake up in the mountains.

Crazy roads, and the one in the photo was still easy.

At Lovina we went to snorkeling with small boats.

With Leo we also visited some nice restaurants and bars with cool interiors.

From Ubud we also took a car and went to Finn's beach club in Uluwatu 

Hello blue waters!

We also took our new friend Kim with us to enjoy the ocean.

On Leo's second last day we visited Tirta Empul, a temple with holy water.

Since I like the kois a lot, I could have spend a whole day just watching them going around.

Room for dessert? Yes! Great place for Yasha's, Mora's and Leo's last night in Bali.

And sometimes good things comes to an end, and these lovely people had to return to Australia and Finland. Thank you for great time and good good memories!

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If you wish to see whats happening here in Bali on a bit faster tempo, have a look of my instagram.

And about the renovation? I'll post about that soon! During the stay of Leo and my friends, I was still working every day in order to get the new rooms done. We had to extend the renovation to two other rooms aswell because of some leaking pipes - so now we are working on 4 rooms.

But more text and photos later on! Have a nice day!

Oct 15, 2014

Busy days

Long time no hear! Lately my "once a week" posting haven't been so succesfull but I'll try to get back on tracks. Everything is going well here and we have started the renovation of the first room. I've been going around the island trying to find new materials for the new rooms as well as trying to find the final details for the previous ones. We already bought more than 75 square meters of marble and limestone. Can't wait to get them installed.

Some big ceremonies have slowed our workers a bit down, but I hope in the up coming days we get to the good speed again. We have already asked more men to join the constuction so we could start renovating the other room aswell. Other than working I've just been visiting some nice rice terraces, hot spring and made new connections and ideas for photos. More about those later.

As usual, here are some photos of what has been happnening

We started to take down the old room 9.

Shopping for finishing touch as well as getting some bed covers made.

Also doing some big decisions for the new rooms - like this woodcarving from Java.

The Gaytari Bungalows stickers are placed to the hotel's cars.

A beach in Sanur

Quick sketches of room 9.

Hot springs with some sulfur.

Inspiring abandoned waterpark. Already did one shoot here but I have some new ideas aswell.

Being a tourist at Jati Luwih

Oct 2, 2014

Down by the river

I'm continuing the serie of shooting my new friends in traditional costumes from Papua New Guinea in exotic places I've found here in Bali. The previous photos of these savages can be found here and here. Slowly I'll continue this serie and who know where it will lead me.

I'm feeling a littlebit insecure without my smoke mashine and flashes but it is time to learn how to work with natural light. Can't wait to find the next location and look for the next photos.

Photos and concep: Esa Naukkarinen
Model: Danu