at 1am on Sunday, May 8th after about 36 hours of travel, we landed in Bali, Indonesia. within the first day alone, i was moved to tears as i absorbed our new surroundings.. struggling with how in the world i would capture the pure magic of this place, these soulful people, and this beautiful culture, unlike any other, in just 10 days..
..but i tried, oh i tried.
it was a thought provoking, emotion inducing, and deeply inspiring trip of a lifetime, and i know it won't be my last of its kind. this is what i've been dreaming of since i picked up a camera as a young teen. this is what i need to do. i've never felt more alive as i did while documenting the people and culture of Bali. i loved every moment and soaked up every last bit, which in the end, didn't seem like enough.
i hope you'll join me here in the coming days and weeks for a special series of posts featuring my Bali photographs.
a huge thanks to the Bali Institute for an unforgettable journey and cultural immersion experience. our expectations were massively exceeded.
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