Quite honestly, this was a fluke. I never planned it and I hope
the candidness of the image speaks for its self. This was taken while witnessing pilgrims walk through burning embers as part of a spiritual ceremony on Miyajima Island near Hiroshima, Japan. This ceremnoy takes place every fall on the very popular tourist island. I entered this image in the annual National Geographic Traveler Magazine photo contest last year. Although, all the winners were worthy of the recognition, I had hoped and was quite certain I would receive some recognition for this "decisive moment" image. What do you think ?
Indonesia is one of my favorite places on earth to work. I feel comfortable there and in tune with the environment. I feel as though I am part of giant play and the dynamic actors are naturally speaking to me and my camera as I move stealthfully through the performance. All the while concealed behind a curtain of anonimity. This is a part of the audience at a dance performance on Lombok Island, which is next to Bali Island.
Java, as are most islands in the archepelego, mystifying. I can't put my finger on it, but I hope I captured it on film. This is Boroburdor Temple complex outside Yogajakarta, Java. I snuck into the complex before the tourists arrrived one early morning.
Highlands in Java. Dentung Plateau near Yogajakarta. I captured mother and child shopping at the local fruit market. It was noon as you can see by the bright sun in the background and on mother's headwear.