New Home in Indonesia


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.

Conservation project elephant patrols in Sumatra
Conservation project elephant patrols in Sumatra

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.

Surfing the Indian ocean and Enggano Island
Surfing the Indian ocean and Enggano Island
The cliff faces off the south coast of Bali.
The cliff faces off the south coast of Bali.
Pulau Tikus of Sumatra Indonesia. Getting to enjoy new perspectives of landscapes with the drone. Next island on the list is Enggano. In the month of April i'm off to the Philippines and I will take two camera bodies + lenses a tripod and a drone and it will all fit in two bags, including travel kit. Can't wait to captures some amazing views of the Philippines.
Pulau Tikus of Sumatra Indonesia. Getting to enjoy new perspectives of landscapes with the drone. Next island on the list is Enggano.
In the month of April i’m off to the Philippines and I will take two camera bodies + lenses a tripod and a drone and it will all fit in two bags, including travel kit. Can’t wait to captures some amazing views of the Philippines.
Patrolling the remaining jungles of Sumatra.
Patrolling the remaining jungles of Sumatra.
Daily Photo - Sea Reflection
Daily Photo – Sea Reflection
Daily Photo - Aceh Jungles
Daily Photo – Aceh Jungles
Daily Photo - The Rice Fields
Daily Photo – The Rice Fields

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Monkeys of Batu Caves
Monkeys of Batu Caves

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My island projects took me to the islands of the Philippines.
My island projects took me to the islands of the Philippines.

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