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