It’s been more than three years since I made a move to Indonesia and as this move was never really planned to be permanent I haven’t really spoken officially about it. A lot has happened in the past three years. More then I could have ever imagined. It’s amazing what happens to your life when you step outside your comfort zone and walk into the unknown not knowing anything about the outcome. Takes courage but we all have it inside us, we just have to trust ourselves and take the step. I relish those moments as that to me is what gives you life experience.
In those three years I have moved to Indonesia permanently, gotten married, worked and documented the captive elephants of Sumatra, opened a restaurant in Sumatra with my wife, started a new NGO (www.berdiri.org) to help grow my conservation initiatives as well as humanitarian work and now building travel and photography tours on top of all that. Safe to say I never like to sit still. I love to take ideas and build them into reality and so far the last three years I have had good success using my creative passion to carve out new footsteps in this world.
It was always a hope of mine to one day base myself in south east Asia and explore the beauty and culture and capture moments and incredible places through photography and videography. By pure chance that is exactly what has happened and now my base is Indonesia and I can gain easy access to the region around Asia all year round. Below are a few select photos that are some of my favourites from my travels and documentary work so far.