THE DOWNFALL OF TIME TRAVEL
Every year it gets increasingly difficult to share stories & images from my travels. Not only that but it becomes harder & harder to take pictures outside of a 'professional environment.' Going full time last May meant being able on top of the stuff that 'needed' to be done. It also meant I now have time to bring to fruition ideas for Shutter Go Click Photography's future that have been brewing in my bonse like a good old Yorkshire cup of tea.
Dark slide of the Moon was one such light bulb moment that I have finally had chance to put to paper. But spending a couple of hours on an increasing library of 'pictures for myself' was another. Now when I talk about pictures 'for me,' that isn't to say that my usual wedding & portraiture work is just for the client. From the beginning I wanted to make photographs & tell stories that I would happily put on my own walls. There was never any point in doing something I loved for a living if I couldn't create for myself.
Two & a half years ago me & my wife Hannah headed to Bali on our honeymoon & I thought I'd finally take the time to share the memories from our incredible journey. Of course it can be pretty difficult to write about a place when you were there such a long time ago.
TWO & A HALF YEARS
Two & a half years since we were stood in our own piece of paradise, looked up at the Rinjani Volcano & walked the sands around Tanah Lot (Sea Temple) amidst the turquoise Indonesian Seas. Two & a half years ago we looked over a vast swathe of green at the edge of rice paddies as far as the eye could see. We walked the streets of Ubud in sweltering heat & gazed upon the mountainous mists of Ulun Danu. (River Temple) Two & a half years ago we wandered the back streets of Bali with a guide who opened his door for two strangers to have coffee with his wife & baby.
Two & a half years ago there were 60+ hours of travel, 2 weeks of sun & memories of an island so alive with colour.
Two & a half years ago... "I have a very good memory, but it's short. Thank god for photography."John E. Burkowski
THIS IS BALI