On the morning of January 31st, 2004 I caught a Northwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also on the plane were 41 other volunteers from Peace Corps batch 263, soon to be scattered across the Philippine archipelago to begin assignments ranging from marine conservation to business development. None […]
Consistently ranked one of the best islands in the world, Bali is the most magical place I’ve ever visited. Combining a centuries-old traditional Hindu culture framed by an epic backdrop of best surfing waves on the planet, there’s truly no place on earth like Bali. Add in the bonus of being home to some of […]
Ten years ago this month I was packing my bags for the adventure of a lifetime in the Philippines. That Peace Corps assignment in Dumaguete turned out to be just the beginnning of what has become my dream job—traveling the world as a photographer. Looking back on the photos from the past year has become […]
I can see why a lot of surfers who come to Bali are intimidated by the breaks at nearby Nusa Lembongan. With names like Shipwrecks, Lacerations, and Racers (usually pronounced ‘Razors’), it sounds like you’re setting yourself up for a trip to the emergency room just by paddling out. Sure it’s true that these surf […]
Underwater photos from diving & snorkeling with the mantas at Manta Point on Lembongan Island in Bali.
Photos from a sunrise boat trip from Kuta to Uluwatu with seven surf goddesses from Escape Havens Bali.
What’s the quickest way for first-time surfers to get in trouble in Bali? They’ll ask their taxi driver where the best wave in Bali is. The answer? Uluwatu. Yeah, technically the cabbie is right but Ulu is a long way from being a good spot to learn to surf. And actually, it’s really several spots: […]
I read recently that something like 90% of the tourism in Bali happens within a ten-kilometer radius of the airport. Pretty ridiculous when you think how many amazing spots on the island are well outside that small section of Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, and Jimbaran! One easily overlooked (and underrated!) day trip is to catch the […]
Indonesia ‘Top Chef’ judge Will Meyrick has created two of the most iconic restaurants in Asia – Sarong and Mama San in Bali. Combining the best flavors and spices of the region, Meyrick has created an array of signature dishes that have earned his restaurants top awards in international rankings. I was asked to shoot […]
Known as ‘The Street Food Chef’, Will Meyrick has made a career of exploring the exotic flavors and cooking techniques of Asia. With a passion for the spices and flavors of the region, Meyrick uses a foundation of classic dishes to create his own unique blend of cutting-edge cuisine. In this gallery from his newest […]
Ok, so that title is a bit of a joke, though one commenter on Facebook did ask if these photos were taken at Tahiti’s mindblowingly dangerous ‘place of skulls’ (the local translation of Teahupo’o). Actually these photos were taken in Bali, an ocean away from Tahiti but home to epic waves in its own right. […]
Underwater photos of the sea turtles on Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno in Lombok.
It’s impossible to get great surf photos if you don’t have great surfers (the waves help too of course). Whenever I’m shooting in the water I usually try to meet up with some of Bali’s best local rippers to make sure all that swimming and wave dodging is worth it. That’s never a problem when […]
Highlights from the beach at Gili Trawangan.
I’m just starting to experiment with Pinterest so I decided to create this ‘Around the World’ gallery of some of my favorite shots that work as really narrow / tall images. What do you think? I got the idea from Trey Radcliff’s blog so I decided to give the format a shot with my work. […]
Can’t remember which surf brand has the ‘destroy waves, not beaches’ tagline, but on this day at Bingin they should have had some product placement on Agus from Bali’s Bukit. If it was Rip Curl who used that line then they’re already covered with this gallery.
Bali’s most famous barrel is nicknamed ‘The Green Room’ because of the magical glow the waves take on when lit from behind with the setting sun. Padang Padang may be more famous than Bingin, but that doesn’t mean that this wave just a short drive up the coast doesn’t also create some magical green room […]
Just like most mountains have a double black diamond ski slope, Bali is home to some waves that are too dangerous for most surfers to even paddle out. This gallery includes some highlights shooting at Bali’s infamous ‘Pipeline’ with the Bingin Crew.
The wave at Padang Padang beach on Bali’s Bukit peninsula has long been known as the ‘Bali pipeline’, named after the epicenter of global big wave surfing on Hawaii’s North Shore. During the southern hemisphere’s dry season from April to September, huge storms forming around Antarctica create massive waves caused by the wind blowing for […]
Backlit waves on Bali’s west coast give off an amazing green glow in the late afternoon sun. This gallery of surf photos covers the best shots from an early August 2012 session with Agus and the Bingin locals putting on a great show.