Travelling, writing and photographing is the way David Metcalf has found his way around Indonesia for the past 18 years. Bali resident and internationally acclaimed photographer, David Metcalf uses the power of photographs to educate and encourage positive social change.
An advocate of preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of the people and the places around this incredible island archipelago that is Indonesia.
David frequently embarks ontours to lesser known areas of the country on a path of visual discovery in an effort to enlighten the rest of us as to the uniqueness of these fascinating and little known cultures.
Beyond Bali trips include Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Vietnam, Nagaland (NE India) and Odisha Tribal area, India.
To see full details of this year’s travel experience and cost – see our workshop and tours
David is a board member of the Australian , Indonesia Arts Alliance 2019.( AIAA ), which brings together artists from Australia and Indonesia, and believes very strongly in bringing these cultures together to get a greater understanding of each other and express this through music, dance, writing, story telling and speaking.
In this episode, Rex chats to David Metcalf, about the courage it takes to change your life – to move from the familiar into the unknown and into your dream life. Listen to the podcast below.
A resident of Bali, David Metcalf specialises in cultural photography tours and workshops across Indonesia, covering the nations secluded temples, ancient sites and tucked-away vistas. He is particularly passionate about the wonder and beauty of the forests in Kalimantan (Borneo) and the ancient wisdom of the custodians of these lands – the Dayaks.
David is also the author of a recently released photography book on Indonesian culture entitled “Indonesia’s Hidden Heritage – Cultural Journeys of Discovery”
Nyoman Pujawan has worked with David for the last three years and is one of Bali’s emerging photographic talents, if not already there. Nyoman is from the very traditional Balinese village Pejeng Kelod, Petemon and first started taking photographs when he was 18 years old with a Yasica Camera. Nyoman has devoted most of his waking time in the past three years travelling around the regional areas and through hidden villages of Bali.
His photography has been influenced by New Zealand photographers Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken, and Australian Master Photographer Mark Rayner. It’s thought that Nyoman is one of the few Balinese photographers to feature in a book like “Bali Essence“.
Nyoman uses a Canon D Mark III camera and a selection of various Canon lenses.
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